Fees and Information

Session Times

Tree Town Early Childhood Centre and Preschool is open from 7.30am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday. We recommend that children attend a minimum of two six hour days per week as this enables continuity of care. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements with our staff.

Tree Town Fees

20 ECE Hours

We participate in the Governments 20 ECE Hours scheme
(6 hours per day up to 20 hours per week).
There is an optional charge of $3.00 per hour on these hours, to keep your child educated and cared for by our Early Childhood, qualified staff.
*Conditions apply.

$18 per day for 3 six hour days

$15 per day for 4 five hour days

*Discounted rate for two children
Conditions apply

*Children aged Birth to 3 years

$6.30 per hour
$45.00 per day
$200.00 per week

*subject to change

Unpaid Fees

Fees are due by the date given on the invoice. Any unpaid fees after that date will incur a 10% penalty. If fees remain unpaid after four weeks, your child will be removed from the centre roll, unless a written arrangement to pay the fees has been reached with the management.  If fees remain unpaid after three months, the debt will be put in the debt collector’s hands and collection agency fees will be added to the debt.

Payment

Invoices are issued every two weeks and fees are due by the date on the bottom of the invoice. They may be paid by cash, cheque or internet banking. Any fees that remain unpaid after that will incur a 10% penalty.

Meals

Tree Town will provide your child with nutritious and delicious morning and afternoon teas and we ask that you provide your child with a lunchbox for their midday meal as well as a drink bottle. There is always water available for the children to drink.

Child’s Illness

After six months attendance at Tree Town, you child will be eligible for four free half-days per year.
(Please notify the Centre as early as possible.)

Absences and Holidays

With one weeks’ notification your child is entitled to 4 weeks pro rata holidays per year at 50% of normal fee. Public Holidays will be 50% of normal fee. Before 21 consecutive days absence, your child will need to attend one booked session or full fees will be charged,  An arrangement can be made with Centre Management if there are special circumstances.

Early Drop Off or Late Collection Fee

A fee will be incurred if you drop your child off before 7:30 am, or collect your child after 5:30 pm. This charge will be as follows:
5 minutes-$5.00
10-15 minutes-$10.00
20 minutes-$15.00
25-30 minutes-$20.00

Withdrawing a Child from Tree Town

Two weeks’ notice is required or payment of one weeks fees will be charged.

“To Grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body, and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging, and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.” Te Whaariki-the National Curriculum