20 ECE Hours
All our Kindergartens offer
the Government's ECE initiative.
This is part of our aim of making
Kindergarten accessible and affordable to all families.
There are some simple rules to
Up to 20 hours are available to all 3 and 4 year olds at a teacher-led
service such as Kindergarten.
A child can have up to 6 hours per day, to a total of 20 hours per week.
You can choose to spread your child’s ECE hours between the
services he or she attends. It’s your choice.
Unused ECE hours cannot be carried forward to another week.
You cannot be charged a fee for any ECE hours – but you may be
asked to pay an optional charge at some services.
To claim your ECE hours, you need to complete this section on the
The attestation section on the enrolment form is a legal document which
confirms to the Ministry of Education how you are going to use your ECE
You must change the details on the enrolment form if you change the way
you are using your child’s ECE hours.
For more information- ask your teaching team.