Hours & Rates

At Buttercups Early Learning Centre we offer competitive rates, flexible hours and government funded free hours to keep childcare costs as affordable as possible for our families.  Please contact us to discuss your childcare requirements.

You can book any hours for your child to attend from 7am - 6pm, Monday to Friday.  We are also open over Christmas/New Year period every year (closed stat days only) for your convenience!

20 hours ECE, WINZ & Childcare Subsidies

The Government funds the cost of children aged 3-5 years to attend early childhood education (ECE) for up to 20 hours a week. This funding is called 20 Hours ECE and is available for up to six hours a day for children in approved programmes, like Buttercups Early Learning Centre.

Childcare Subsidy may be available if you need and are entitled to extra hours on top of 20 Hours ECE.

To find out more, please contact the centre and we’d be happy to talk with you. You can also read more about it on the Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Education and WINZ websites:

Childcare on the Work and Income website

Early childhood education and 20 Hours ECE on the Ministry of Education website

Childcare Subsidy (current)