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Funding rates for different services - per child per hour (20 Hour and 30 Hour subsidy rates)

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There are different funding rates for different categories of services.  Funding also varies according to child age. 

If a service claims the 20 hours ECE funding rate for a child who is aged between 3 to 6 years, but the child stays longer than 20 hours, then up to a further 10 hours can be claimed at the usual subsidy rate.

Services are paid up to 30 hours funding for every child under 3 years (and over 3 years if the service does not provide 20 hours ECE free for children). 

Taxpayer funding is provided to services to help to reduce parent fees.  Funding is not intended to cover the full-cost of providing ECE, except for 20-Hours ECE for 3 - 5 year olds as no fees can be charged for this and any charges a service makes must clearly be communicated to parents and families as being optional to pay.

See also information in these related articles

 

Kindergarten funding rates (for kindergartens licensed as all-day services - there are no longer any kindergartens that hold a sessional licence - and are owned by a kindergarten association that the Ministry of Education has a special relationship with)

$ PER FUNDED CHILD HOUR (INCL. GST)

RATES FROM 1/7/2019                      

RATES FROM 1/1/2020

UNDER 2

2 AND OVER

20 HOURS ECE

UNDER 2

2 AND OVER

20 HOURS ECE

80%+ certificated teachers

$13.04

$7.26

$12.29

$13.71

$7.64

$12.93

50-79% certificated teachers

$11.79

$6.25

$11.19

$12.40

$6.57

$11.77

25-49% certificated teachers

$9.47

$4.96

$9.78

$9.96

$5.22

$10.29

0-24% certificated teachers

$8.06

$4.09

$8.89

$8.48

$4.30

$9.35

 

$ PER FUNDED CHILD HOUR (INCLUDING GST)

RATES FROM 1/7/2020

RATES FROM 1//7/2021

UNDER 2

2 AND OVER

20 HOURS ECE

UNDER 2

2 AND OVER

20 HOURS ECE

80%+ certificated teachers

$14.38

$8.01

$13.56

$14.76

$8.22

$13.92

50-79% certificated teachers

$13.00

$6.89

$12.34

$13.34

$7.07

$12.66

25-49% certificated teachers

$10.45

$5.47

$10.79

$10.72

$5.61

$11.07

0-24% certificated teachers

$8.89

$4.51

$9.81

$9.12

$4.63

$10.07

 

All other teacher-led centres (kindergartens, preschools, montessori centres, language nests licensed as all-day education and care centres)

$ PER FUNDED CHILD HOUR (INCL. GST)

RATES FROM 1/1/2019

RATES FROM 1/1/2020

UNDER 2

2 AND OVER

20 HOURS ECE

UNDER 2

2 AND OVER

20 HOURS ECE

80%+ certificated teachers

$12.31

$6.81

$11.61

$12.53

$6.93

$11.82

50-79% certificated teachers

$11.15

$5.87

$10.58

$11.35

$5.98

$10.77

25-49% certificated teachers

$9.00

$4.68

$9.30

$9.16

$4.76

$9.47

0-24% certificated teachers

$7.69

$3.89

$8.47

$7.83

$3.96

$8.62

 

Homebased Teacher-Led ECE Service funding rates

Home-based services are required to employ a person responsible/ co-ordinator for every 50 children who is qualified and holds a current practising certificate.  A service licenced for 51 children must have 2 qualified and certificated teachers.  

TEACHER-LED HOMEBASED SERVICES
$ PER FUNDED CHILD HOUR (INCL. GST)

RATES FROM 1/1/2019

RATES FROM 1/1/2020

UNDER 2

2 AND OVER

20 HOURS ECE

UNDER 2

2 AND OVER

20 HOURS ECE

Quality

$8.44

$4.52

$9.42

$8.59

$4.60

$9.59

Standard

$7.28

$3.94

$8.76

$7.28

$3.94

$8.76

 

Te Kōhanga Reo funding rates

To support teachers, the Trust advocates for Te Tohu Tino Rangatiratanga Whakapakari o Te Kōhanga Reo - a Level 7 qualification delivered in te reo - to be recognised as a qualification accepted by the Teaching Council for graduates to register and gain a practising certificate. The majority of staff in Kōhanga Reo are currently undertaking a Kōhanga Reo course or hold some type of Kōhanga Reo approved course qualification.

$ PER FUNDED CHILD HOUR (INCL.  GST)

RATES FROM 1/7/2019

RATES FROM 1/1/2020

UNDER 2

2 AND OVER

20 HOURS ECE

UNDER 2

2 AND OVER

20 HOURS ECE

Quality

$10.99

$6.52

$10.44

$11.15

$6.60

$10.59

Standard

$9.87

$5.97

$9.96

$10.01

$6.04

$10.10

 

Playcentre funding rates

All Playcentres are required to have a person responsible and that person may hold a Level 4 early childhood qualification on the NZQA framework or a teaching diploma or degree and a practising certificate

$ PER FUNDED CHILD HOUR (INC.  GST)

RATES FROM 1/1/2019

RATES FROM 1/1/2020

UNDER 2

2 AND OVER

20 HOURS ECE

UNDER 2

2 AND OVER

20 HOURS ECE

Quality

$8.98

$4.51

$5.61

$9.14

$4.59

$5.71

Standard

$7.86

$3.96

$5.04

$8.00

$4.03

$5.13

 

Donations

Tax credit can be claimed for donations to early childhood services that are approved charitable organisations. For more information go to the Inland Revenue website.

 

WINZ childcare subsidy

WINZ childcare subsidy and rates- click here.  

Fees and other costs to parents - click here for fees and charges 

 

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