Fees and Subsidies

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We are proudly not for profit.

At Barnardos Early Learning, we do all we can to make your child’s early learning years as affordable as possible, while maintaining the highest level of learning and care.

Early learning and childcare fees vary depending on a few factors including location, hours, age and number of children and govt subsidies available to you:

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More about fees

What do the fees include?

The fees cover the cost of providing the best quality early learning and care to your child. Our fees cover aspects such as:

  • learning resources and equipment
  • daily running costs required to provide excellent early learning and quality care (nappies, meals, etc)
  • local outings

We encourage you to talk to your local centre or Early Learning Advisor about whether these other aspects of your child’s day are also included:

  • Meals and snacks,
  • nappies/creams,
  • extra excursions and outings.


Our promise to you

At Barnardos Early Learning, we want to be transparent. That’s why we’ve outlined each centre’s fee structure on their page – you can find your nearest centre here. 

For our Home Based Early Learning locations, you can chat to your local Early Learning Advisor to find out more, as fees vary by educator. 

More about subsidies

There are a range of subsidies available to NZ families to assist with the cost of childcare. 

Current subsidies available include:

  • Up to 20 hours of funded Early Childhood Education (ECE) if your child is 3+ years old – this isn’t means tested and is available to all families living in NZ.
  • Work and Income Childcare Subsidy – these payments vary depending on your family’s circumstances and you can check whether you qualify here.

Your local Barnardos Early Learning Centre or our Early Learning Advisors can help you get the most support for your circumstances and navigate the paperwork too.

How do I find out how much the fees will be for my child?

Find your nearest centre to see their individual fees.

Or speak to one of our Early Learning Advisors to find out how much your child’s Barnardos early learning will cost.