Your child will benefit from our outstanding early learning education facilities, our highly qualified preschool teaching team and educational programme, our nutritious daily meals and low child: teacher ratios.


We will provide you with a fees schedule and the schedule will also be available from reception. Invoices will be issued weekly. 

For the smooth running of the Centre, it is very important that your fees are kept at least one week in advance.

We encourage parents to set up direct debit payment method and offer 5% discount for direct debit payment and 5% sibling discount for older child

  Under 3 or no 20 HOUR ECE Over 3 with 20 HOUR ECE

Short day

(6.5 hours between 8am - 4pm)

$50 $35
Long day (More than 6.5 hours) $60 $45
Monday to Friday Full week $275 $165
Sessions 8.30am-12.30pm or 1-5pm $30 Free


We will provide morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, reusable wet bag, sun hat and bedding for use in the center, all stationary, baby journal for under 1 year old, storypark subscription, all extracurriculum activities and lots more.

20 Hours Free

The Giraffe Early Learning Centre offers the Free 20 hour subsidy which is provided by the Ministry of Education to all 3-6 year old children. To be eligible you must complete an Attestation form which confirms your attendance and that you are not attending another Early Childhood Centre at the same time as you have applied funding here.   If you change your enrolment hours, you must complete another form.

You may apply for this subsidy from more than one Centre, but you must indicate this on your form.

Childcare Subsidy

Work and Income operates a subsidy for parents whose children attend the Giraffe ELC, The subsidy is subject to an income qualification. Contact Work and Income for further information and forms. Full payment of fees is the caregiver’s responsibility and will be required until a subsidy has been approved.


Each child is entitled to two (2) weeks (booked days) free of charge for holidays per calendar year (non accumulative). This entitlement is permissible providing a Holiday Request Form is received two weeks prior the holidays being taken and that all accounts are paid up to date.