Curious Kids is a centre that provides 20 Hours Early Childhood Education for three, four, and five year old children.

About 20 Hours ECE

  • The purpose of 20 Hours ECE is to reduce cost barriers so more children can benefit from participation in ECE (early childhood education).
  • 20 Hours ECE is a higher rate of funding based on the full average cost of providing ECE to the regulated standard.
  • Under 20 Hours ECE, the government fully funds ECE for up to 6 hours a day and 20 hours per week for eligible children.
  • While it is not compulsory to offer 20 Hours ECE, all licensed ECE services and kōhanga reo can offer 20 Hours ECE.


WHAT IS THE ELIGIBILITY FOR 20 HOURS ECE?

  • Eligibility for 20 hours ECE begins on the child’s third birthday and ends on the child’s sixth birthday or when they enrol in school.
  • 20hours ECE is available for up to six hours per day for a maximum of 20 hours per week.


HOW ARE FEES CHARGED?

  • Curious Kids is an all day Centre, open from 7am - 6pm, fees will be charged for the days and hours when the 20 free hours are not available.
  • The fees charged will only be for the hours not covered by the provision of 20 hours ECE
  • Hours & Fees


HOW DO I APPLY?

  • Hours requested by the parent for 20 hours ECE is included in the Enrolment Form.
  • Parents will be given a form to sign for ECE hours if your child turns 3 while attending and fees will change in accordance to this.


NEED MORE INFO ON ECE?

There are a number of resources available for parents to get more info about ECE. See below for some helpful links:

 

This product has been added to your cart

CHECKOUT