When your child turns three you will be asked to sign a form telling us how you would like to allocate your 20 hours ECE: You can use your 20 hours ECE at more than one centre, but not for the same times. You can choose to use as many or as few hours of 20 Hours ECE as you want, up to 6 hours a day and 20 hours a week. With your 20 hours ECE subsidy, the first 20 hours of your child’s early childhood education is free.
The subsidy that the government provides is not sufficient to meet the high quality education that we provide, so a small contribution fee is requested based on the number of hours that your child attends kindergarten. There is a small charge for every hour over and above the 20 hours ECE subsidy.
As AKA is a charitable trust, all contributions are channelled back into children’s learning.
Find out more about the 20 hours ECE scheme on the Ministry of Education website.