Our Fees

Standard Fees

These fees apply to the following children:

  • All children aged 1 year – 3 years, or who are otherwise ineligible for 20 Hours ECE.
  • All children whose parents/caregivers have not completed the required documentation to receive 20 Hours ECE such as a Ministry of Education Attestation form.
STANDARD FEES Over Two Under Two

Charge per hour



$8.25 per hour


$9.25 per hour


Full day  9.00am – 3.00pm



$ 49.50 per day


$ 55.50 per day


Optional Charge per hour for children over 3 years



$2.00 p/h




Early Drop Off (8:30/8:45am)

(This must be pre-booked)


Bookings in excess of 6 hours per day or

20 hours per week


After Care – (3.00 – 4.30pm or part of)

(This must be pre-booked)



$2.06 per 15 minutes



$8.25 p/h



$8.25 per hour


$2.31 per 15 minutes



$9.25 p/h



$9.25 per hour


Wet Bag


$10.00 put on your account at enrolment



$10.00 put on your account at enrolment




Please note – if you are eligible for 20 Hours ECE (children over 3 yrs of age) – you no longer pay the $8.25 per hour (for the first 20 Hours – maximum of 6 hours per day).

This is replaced with the Optional charge of $2.00 per child per hour up to 20 Hours per week.

See our 20 Hours ECE paperwork for what this contribution is used for.


Bambini Room – The required minimum weekly booking in the Bambini class is 3 sessions.

Casa Room – The required minimum weekly booking in the Casa class is 3 full days.

20 Hours ECE

This is a Government scheme which currently allows 20 hours free per week, Early Childhood Education, to every 3 & 4 & 5 year old and MCHW supports this. 20 Hours Free, as this is known, currently covers a maximum of 6 hours per day. Fees are no longer charged for hours which fit within the above guidelines.

Optional Charge

Montessori charges an optional fee of $2.00 per hour. This fee is used for purchasing Montessori specific resources, Montessori access to websites for training purposes of the staff & resource sites for the children, Professional Development specific to Montessori and subsidising some of our excursions or centre visitors.

Work and Income Subsidy – WINZ

Depending of your family circumstances you could be entitled to a subsidy towards your childcare fees from WINZ. To find out if you are eligible for a subsidy please phone them on 0800 559 009 or visit their website www.workandincome.govt.nz


We invoice fortnightly in arrears and place invoices in parent pigeon holes or by email, please check with the office to ensure we have your correct email address. Payment is due immediately by cash, cheque, or direct credit/automatic payment into our bank account. Due to the costs involved, we do not have eftpos or credit card facilities. If you wish to pay by direct credit/automatic payment, our bank details are available at the bottom of your invoice, please ensure you quote your name on the reference so we know who has paid! As Montessori Children’s House is a not for profit organisation we are completely dependent on fees and Ministry of Education funding as our main sources of income.