At Kids.Com.Educare we offer competitive hours and rates, flexible hours and government funded free hours to keep childcare costs as affordable as possible for our families. Please contact us to discuss your childcare requirements.
Centre hours are 7:30am – 5:30pm each day, Monday to Friday. We are also open over Christmas/New Year period every year (closed stat days only) for your convenience!
20 Hours ECE
The Government funds the cost of children aged 3-5 years to attend early childhood education (ECE) for up to 20 hours a week. This funding is called 20 Hours ECE and is available for up to six hours a day for children in approved programmes, like Kids.Com.Educare Mangakakahi.
Childcare Subsidies & WINZ
There are subsidies available to help families with the cost of childcare. Don’t forget to check for any subsidies you are entitled to!
Every child aged 0-3 whose household income is less than a certain threshold is entitled to a 9 hour subsidy from WINZ. If all the adults in the house are working or studying, and not earning more than these thresholds, you may be entitled to more hours of subsidy from WINZ.
You can read more about it on the Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Education and WINZ websites: