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Child Care Rates

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Child care rates

The following is our fee schedule which includes nutritiously balanced cooked meals, morning and afternoon tea – consisting of lots of fresh fruit and vegetables twice a day, fresh baking and a late snack.  All meals are cooked and freshly prepared with love and care on site by our Centre Cook.

Under 3 Years
Sessional (8:30am – 12:30pm incl lunch) Limited Space. 7-hour day

(8:30am – 3:30pm)

Full Day

(7:30 am – 6:00 pm)

$185 $252 $299
$154 $202 $286
$119 $155 $220
Not recommended for 2 and under $105 $150
Over 3 Years (with 20 ECE hours)

Sessional (8am-12pm) or (1pm-5pm)

7-hour day

(8:30am – 3:30pm)

Full Day

(7:30 am – 6:00 pm)

5 Days 20 hrs ECE $170 $199
4 Days 20 hrs ECE $140 $190
3 Days If available $106 $146
2 Days If available $72 $100

At Reach for the Stars (RFTS) it is important to us our parents have a clear understanding of the requirements around fee payment during the time their child/ren are enrolled with us and we will provide our Terms of Trade when visiting the Centre.

20 Hours ECE subsidy

The Ministry of Education provides all children aged 3 years plus enrolled in an ECE service a funding subsidy of up to 20 hours per week.  This is not based on household income.  This subsidy is provided under the following conditions:

  • A 20 hours ECE Attestation form must be signed prior to your child’s 3rd birthday. This form confirms your attendance with us and that you are not attending another early childhood centre at the same time as you have applied for funding at Reach for the Stars.
  • We have a limited number of 4 hour sessions available – please speak to our Centre Manager about these. Should there be availability your child must attend for the full 4 hours to be eligible for the subsidy.
  • The maximum subsidy hours available per day are 6, up to a maximum of 20 hours per week.

ECE services are unable to charge fees for the 20 Hours ECE, however, they are able to charge for your child’s other enrolled hours outside the six hours. Our fees are based on a daily rate basis to ensure these additional fees can be charged to maintain very high quality early childhood education and care.

These additional charges cover specific features above the regulated services funded by the government. These include higher adult to child ratios (additional staff), food, and superior resources to name a few.