Fees and Subsidies
Childcare rates are negotiated directly with the educator. The childcare rates vary depending on the experience and qualifications of the educator and your requirements.
Normal childcare rates:
In the educator’s home: $5 – $10 per hour, per child, our home educators are self-employed, therefore they are free to set their own rates
In the child’s home: Legal minimum wage up to $25 per hour
To find out about the Home2Grow childcare subsidy contact us to see how we can help. This can be up to 20hrs early childhood education for three and four year olds. $5/hr for up to 6hrs a day, 20hrs a week.
Work and Income (WINZ) Childcare Subsidy:
Work and Income also offer an income tested childcare subsidy for a maximum of 50 hours a week. Eligible families can use the subsidy towards payment of care fees, through Home2Grow Childcare. Low income parents who are not working may still be entitled to a 9 hour childcare subsidy. All WINZ payments depend on the family income and other factors that need to be discussed with WINZ directly.
We offer a payroll service where parents pay Home2Grow Childcare and we pay educators, deducting PAYE etc where appropriate. Using this service also ensures parents and educators can access records of payments and income.