20 Hours E.C.E


20 Hours

Alphabet Academy has always been part of the Government’s 20 hours program. If your child is 3 or 4 they are entitled to the 20 hour subsidy on fees at both of our centres. If you need your child to be in childcare for longer than this, there is a charge.

To get the 20 hours all you need to do is enrol your child at one of our centres, and complete the attestation section of the enrolment process. Your fees will then be reduced according to the fees schedule for that particular centre. Please note, if you receive a WINZ subsidy for childcare you can’t get both.


You may also qualify for childcare support based on the level of income your family earns. Click here to see if you qualify for this. We would love to help you work out if you qualify when you come in for a visit to one of our centres.

There is also helpful information on whether you might qualify for childcare assistance on the Working for Families website: http://www.workingforfamilies.govt.nz/childcare-assistance/