Daisies Fees

All rates are GST inclusive. Fees from January 2018

Children under 3

For children aged under 3 years, i.e. aged 0, 1 and 2 years, the fees will be:

  • Full time, long days $425 per week or $85 per day for part-timers (minimum 2 days). This rate gives families complete flexibility to access childcare Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 6pm.
  • Full time, short days $350 per week or $70 per day for part-timers. This option is available to all families and is particularly suitable for younger children who may find a full day quite stressful. It is also designed to suit families with older school aged siblings. Short days remain at 8.30am to 3.30pm.

Combinations of short and long days are also possible. A discount for a sibling attending Daisies is available. This is $20 a week for the sibling.

Although we do operate a waiting list, sometimes places come available at short notice and it is then a matter of filling the place with a child who has the flexibility to start quickly. Therefore please do keep checking in to this website or our Facebook page for updates on available places.

Children aged 3 and over

Daisies participates in the Government's "20 Hours ECE" scheme for 3 and 4 year olds. Parents and guardians are required to complete an attestation form stating the days and hours (upto 6 hours per day, 20 hours per week) they want provided by Daisies under this scheme.

For all children over 3 years (assuming families of 3 and 4 year olds have signed the attestation for the full 20 hours), the following fees apply:

  • Minimum fee $250 per week for up to 35 hours. This can be any combination of short days (8.30am to 3.30pm, 7 hours) and long days (fully flexible between 7.30am and 6pm, 10.5 hours) that in aggregate add up to no more than 35 hours.
  • For each additional block of 3.5 hours, an additional fee of $15 per week will apply.

Families can enrol their child based on a combination of days from the table below:

Max hours
per week

per week


35 hours $250 5 short days
2 long days + 2 short days (4 days)
3 long days

38.5 hours $265 4 short days, 1 long day (5 days)
3 long days, 1 short day (4 days)

42 hours $280 3 short days, 2 long days (5 days)
4 long days

45.5 hours $295 3 long days, 2 short days (5 days)

49 hours $310 4 long days, 1 short day (5 days)

52.5 hours $325 5 long days fully flexible

For families of 3 and 4 year olds who have not signed the "20 Hours ECE" attestation, the fees will be the same as for children under 3 years.

Payment Policies

All fees must be paid in advance by automatic payment. Fees may be paid monthly or fortnightly. Overdue fees will attract a 10% penalty charge. Fees are to be paid for 52 weeks per year. Fees are required regardless of statutory holidays, illness, family vacation times, or teacher only days (two annually). This means that automatic payment facilities do not have to be re-set.

On confirmed enrolment, a non-refundable administration fee of $100 is payable. Fees are payable in advance and the first payment of 2 weeks must be paid in full before starting. This is in addition to the administration fee. Any prepaid fees will be refunded at the time your child leaves the centre, less any fees outstanding at that time.

Receipts are issued at the end of the each tax year or as requested.

Work and Income NZ subsides are available for families on low incomes.

Late fees

Children enrolled for the period below or late fees will apply:

  • Short days: should not be dropped off before 8.30am and must be collected by 3.30pm.
  • Long days: should not be dropped off before 7.30am and must be collected by 6.00pm.

Late fees will be levied in all cases where children are not collected by 6pm/3.30pm at a rate of $15 per instance. We do ask families to respect our teachers rights to leave work when their shift ends as they work long days. Late fees and other optional charges may be paid in cash or by internet banking. This will be rigorously enforced.

Optional Services Available

From time to time, excursions will be organised further afield requiring payment of specific charges to cover transport and/or entry costs. These will be notified to parents on a case by case basis and consent will be sought in each case.

Other services may be added or offered from time to time. Feel free to make suggestions!

Note on Government Subsidies

The government subsidises teacher-lead education and care services for all licensed centres on a rate per attending child basis. Subsidies are provided in respect of every hour a child attends up to a maximum of 30 hours per week. The rates outlined above take all of these funding subsidies into account. Differentials in funding rates are applied by the government as follows:

  • Children aged 3 and 4 are funded by government at a higher rate for centres offering the "20 Hours ECE" service, but for up to 20 hours per week only.
  • Children aged under 2 years are funded at a higher rate than children aged 2 and over (up to 30 hours per week). The rate of funding per hour for under 2s is roughly the same as the "20 Hours ECE" rate for 3 and 4 year olds.
  • The funding rate for all age groups increases with a higher proportion of qualified and registered staff. Rates are calculated based on the proportion of registered staff on duty at any point in time (i.e. staff on non-contact time are not counted). The regulated minimum proportion of qualified staff per centre is 50%. A higher rate of subsidy kicks in when a centre has over 80% qualified staff – Daisies qualifies for this rate.
  • No government funding is provided for hours attended in excess of 30 hours per week. For 3 and 4 year olds, a reduced rate of government funding applies for hours attended in excess of 20 but less than 30.
  • Latest funding rates are outlined on the Ministry of Education website.