3 and 4 years old are free if within 20 hours ECE funded (up to 20 hours/week, 6 hours day max) eg: 3 days @ 6 hours per day/ or 5 days @ 4 hours per day/ or 4 days @ 5 hours per day maximum.
-All other children and additional hours $6.00 per hour from January 2016
-Casual, not regularly enrolled (un-funded) $8.50 per hour
-Late fee $2.00 per minute after 10 minutes or after 4pm
Fees are charged on the permanently enrolled booked hours, or hours attended. Fees payable on invoice are encouraged to be paid by Direct Credit into our bank account;
03-1578-0051546-00 including your child’s name as a reference.
WCK prefers direct payment to our bank, but should you pay with cash (no eftpos available) please ask for a receipt. Accounts will be emailed weekly.
Overdue Accounts: The centre has the right to terminate your child's enrolment in cases of 1 month overdue accounts, and refer outstanding fees including collection costs to debt collection.
WINZ Childcare Subsidy: Many families are eligible for a Childcare subsidy from Work and Income NZ; please ask the Administrator for information and assistance. Please note, 3 weeks or more consecutive absence, WINZ subsidies will cease.
Absences and Changing days;
We plan staff rosters weekly and according to ECE ratio regulations and the children enrolled. The more notice we are given of children's absences, the easier it is to change the ratios to efficiently manage staff and children, as well as allowing other children to attend if space permits. You may swap an enrolled day for another within the same week if space permits and is within staff/child ratios. Please see the Administrator to ensure you are not charged for an additional day if you are able to swap a day within the same week.
-As our staff roster is compiled weekly based on enrolments, if notice of absence is less than 1 week or without notification, full fees will be charged.
-50% fees will be charged if absence notice is the week before enrolment (excluding WINZ subsidised enrolments and 20 hours ECE funded, full fees still apply)
-If 2 weeks notice is given of your child's absence, no fees will be charged for up to 3 weeks absence (excluding WINZ subsidised enrolments and 20 hours ECE funded, full fees still apply). More than 3 weeks absence, 20 hours ECE funding and WINZ subsidies will cease.
-Children booked in for school terms only are not charged for school holidays, as long as 2 weeks notice is given.
-2 weeks notice is required for termination of enrolment.
Your child will receive a portfolio reflecting all their experiences and learning at WCK. A $25.00 fee will be charged at enrolment to cover the folder and printing costs.
The centre is reliant on parent fees and funding to continue to operate. Please communicate with the office if you wish to discuss our fees and absence policy.