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ECLC hours and fees

10 October 2023

The ECLC is open from 7.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday for the whole year, except for about two weeks around Christmas and New Year. Check out the ECLC hours and fees.




Maximum of 7 hours per day
8.15AM to 4.30PM

0-2 Years old: $62.12 per session
0-2 Years old: $282.51 per week
2-5 Years old: $57.17 per session
2-5 Years old: $260.11 per week



More than 7 hours per day
7.30AM to 5.30PM

0-2 Years old: $66.01 per session
0-2 Years old: $300. 26 per week
2-5 Years old: $60.89 per session
2-5 Years old: $276.65 per week


‌All fees are due two weeks in advance. This includes statutory holidays, university holidays and teachers only days that fall within the 50 weeks of the year that the centre is open.

Please provide four weeks’ notice of any changes to booking times or to terminate your child's booking at the Centre (Changes/ Termination Form). If you are taking your child away on break for a period, please use the Holiday Leave Form to inform us of the period of absence.

We require families who are taking leave but wish to hold their child's place at the centre to pay full fees for up to three months' absence and half fees for three to six months' absence. If you are a UC student we only require you to pay half fees during each term break (up to three weeks). Please read our Enrolment, Financial and Privacy for more information. 


20-hour Early Childhood Education (ECE) Funding

20-hour ECE is a government-run initiative which allows children over the age of three to have 20 hours of free heavily-subsidised early childhood education per week. This means that your child is able to come to our Centre and the cost is fully subsidised for up to six hours a day and up to 20 hours per week. If you are an international PhD student, your child/children qualify to receive the ECE subsidies.

You may qualify for further subsidies depending on your circumstances. For further financial assistance please visit Work and Income New Zealand or read through their childcare subsidy information.


Children on 20 Hours ECE Fees

- 8.15PM TO 4.30PM
- 7.30AM TO 5.30PM
2 Days$40.44$53.07
3 Days$50.54$64.44
4 Days$86.77$111.55
5 Days$123.35$157.88

- "Per session rates" apply to enrolments of between two to four days per week. "Full-week" means five days per week from Monday to Friday.
- A subsidy (subject to change) of 10% applies for the second and subsequent children from the same family.
- Discounts do not apply to fees charged on 20 ECE hours.
- All fees are inclusive of GST.

Making payment

There are a number of ways you can make payment to the Centre:

Salary deductions

Staff of the University are strongly encouraged to pay fees through salary deductions. We will give you an Authorisation for Salary Deduction Form once we have confirmed your child’s enrolment. If you have any queries, please speak to the administrator.

Automatic Payment

The ANZ authority auto payment allows you to make direct payments from your bank account to the Centre. Please schedule payments fortnightly to coincide with the Centre’s invoice schedule, which is available from the Administration office. Please keep your bank account current and ensure there are sufficient funds in the account for the fee deduction. We will charge an administration fee of $10 for each unsuccessful deduction.

Direct Credit

To set up a direct credit, please use the UC bank account details included on your child’s first invoice.

Credit card / Eftpos

To pay by credit card or eftpos, please go to the UC Cashiers located at Student Services or Financial Services.

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