|Days||All Ages (0-5years)||Over 3's (with 20 hours)|
Natural Steps has opted into the "20 hours" scheme - ensuring that all our parents of 3 and 4 year olds will be receiving a saving on their weekly fees. Funding rates for "20 hours" have been calculated to cover the bare minimum regulated standard of education and care. However at Natural Steps we provide well above the minimum funded standards through the provision of our outstanding early childhood education.
Unfortunately this does mean that our current operating costs for "20 hours" are not fully covered by government funding. In order for us to opt into the scheme, all 3 and 4 year olds must be enrolled for a minimum of 2 full days per week. We do not offer half/ part days or sessional education care for these children. As we cannot charge parents for the 20 hours (maximum of 6 hours per day), we have had to build in a chargeable portion of each day.
We understand that this can be confusing so if you have any further queries regarding the "20 hours" Government policy, please see us at the Centre.
The centre has a Christmas Holiday for 2 weeks. No fees are charged. Families will be consulted before dates are confirmed.
Christmas Closure 2020 Natural Steps Ellerslie Village will be closed for two weeks during the Christmas period, Monday, 28 December 2020 to Friday, 8 January 2021. NO FEES are charged during this period.
We will be closing at 1 pm on Thursday, 24th December 2020 and Friday, 25th December 2020, (Christmas Day is a statutory holiday) we will be closed. Normal fees apply for this week
We would love to have you and your child as part of the family. Enrol with us today and start your child's Natural steps into early childhood education.