How much will it cost

Kindergarten

Compared to other childcare options, kindergartens are popular because of their low cost and their high quality education.

Inspired Kindergartens is part of the government scheme, which allows all children over 3 years of age, to receive 20 hours free early childhood education (ECE) a week.  However, we have extended this scheme, offering 30 hours free ECE for children from 2 years of age per week. 

The Ministry of Education funding does not cover all kindergarten costs. To assist with expenses that will enhance your child’s kindergarten experience, we ask families to make regular donations.

Donations ensure kindergartens can maintain a high standard of education, including employing only trained and registered early childhood teachers.  All donations received from families are retained by each kindergarten and channelled back into children’s learning.  These donations assist with meeting the daily running costs of each kindergarten.

Donations are based on the following scale:

Part day session (up to 4.25 hours) $3 per child
All day session (over 4.25 hours) - $5 per child 

All donations paid to the kindergarten can be claimed on an annual basis to receive a 33% tax credit refund from IRD.

For more information:

Find your local Kindergarten click here

Home Based Education

The full fee is $5.60 per hour per child.

WINZ subsidies are available.  Family care rates (a child in the care of extended family member) are available conditions apply.

Inspired Kindergartens and Home Based Education is part of the government scheme, which allows all children over 3 years of age, to receive 20 hours free early childhood education (ECE) a week. 

For more information:

Find your local Home Based Educator click here

Home Based Coordinators: 

Whitianga or Tauranga Region
Kathryn Hawkes or Gaynor Appleford
P: 0800 250 052 extn: 3
E: homebased@ikindergartens.nz

Whakatane, Rotorua, Hamilton, Taupo
Leigh Williams
P: 027 655 6559
E: leigh.williams@ikindergartens.nz


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