We’re still offering 20 Free Hours of ECE per week*, but your child can also attend for between 10 and 15 more starting at $6.00 per hour, depending on the Kidsfirst service. And the great news is that Kidsfirst is a not-for-profit organisation, so any surplus that is generated is reinvested into our services.


We know it can sometimes be tricky to fit kindy into busy family lives and find the money for those extra hours**, but for more than 5,000 Canterbury, Westland and Central Otago parents, it’s worth it:























*some conditions apply

**you may be eligible for a WINZ Subsidy to help with the cost

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