City Campus: AUT Early Childhood Centre

AUT Early Childhood Centre is open to the public and cares for children from 6 months to 5 years at AUT’s City Campus. This licensed, community based childcare centre is open plan and mixed age, with a separate indoor area for infants and toddlers.  AUT Early Childhood Centre caters for 40 children (including up to 12 under-2-year-olds) of students, staff and the public.

Our location

WA building, Gate 2, Wellesley Street
City Campus

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 7.30am to 5.15pm

We close for three weeks over the Christmas period.

Enrol or register your interest in a place

Complete the online form and we will contact you when we've received your details.

Minimum enrolment is 2 days (preferably 14 hours).

Register your interest

Fees

These fees are current as of January 2022 (subject to change).

Fees for members of the public, AUT staff and others 2022

These fees apply to members of the public, AUT staff and part-time students, and students who may have finished study at AUT while their child is transitioning out of the centre.

Fees Age of child
<2 years 2-3 years >3 years with ECE* >3 years without ECE*
4 hour session
(8am to 12noon or 1pm to 5pm)
$38.25 $33.75 $0 ** $30.25
Short day up to 7 hours $56.25 $50.50 No short days No short days
Long day more than 7 hours $74.00 $64.00 $36.25 $60.75
Total fee payable per week after discounts have been applied $314.75 $297.25 $172 $303.50

* 20 Hours ECE subsidy: parent must complete an attestation form, and the 20 subsidised hours are calculated with a maximum of 6 hours per day.
** Children must attend for five sessions per week, either every morning or every afternoon. Non-attendance of sessions will lead to cancellation of your child’s enrolment

Fees for full-time students 2022

These fees apply when at least one parent is in full time study at AUT. In exceptional circumstances, and at the discretion of the centre leader,we may allow a part-time student to pay full-time student fees.

Full-time students' fees Age of child
<2 years 2-3 years >3 years with ECE* >3 years without ECE*
4 hour session
(8am to 12noon or 1pm to 5pm)
$37.50 $33.25 $0 ** $28.50
Short day up to 7 hours $55.00 $49.50 No short days No short days
Long day more than 7 hours $72 $63.50 $35.50 $57.00
Total fee payable per week after discounts have been applied $307 $289.75 $167.75 $286.00

* 20 Hours ECE subsidy: parent must complete an attestation form, and the 20 subsidised hours are calculated with a maximum of 6 hours per day.
** Children must attend for five sessions per week, either every morning or every afternoon. Non-attendance of sessions will lead to cancellation of your child’s enrolment

Administration and activity charges

We charge:

  • $60 flat fee to cover administration for any new enrolment
  • $2 per week, per child, for the costs of special activities, resources and events during the year (including shows, family gatherings and field trips).
  • During a lockdown there will be a 60% fee charge

You must provide nappies and meals for your child (we do not provide these).

About the AUT Early Childhood Centre

AUT Early Childhood Centre is not-for-profit and well-resourced – our money is spent on your children’s learning and improving our service to you.

We offer:

  • Highly-qualified and experienced teachers with low staff turnover – your child will benefit from developing ongoing, trusting relationships with teachers
  • Good teacher/child ratios – we can give your child individualised attention
  • A multicultural community that celebrates and supports diversity – your child has the opportunity to mix with others from diverse backgrounds
  • Involvement with the wider community – your child will have opportunities for regular trips to the park, library, art gallery, AUT Marae, shops etc
  • A well-established childcare centre– we have experience in providing high quality childcare and a good reputation in the wider community
  • Research-focused – we base our practice on the latest research and best practice

Our centre whānau

Our ECE teachers at AUT
Kids in the sand pit at AUT
happy children at AUT daycare
AUT's kids playground

Contact us

Ra Forsyth (Administration officer)
Phone: (09) 921 9804
ra.forsyth@aut.ac.nz

Centre leader

Shahla Damoory

Hear what our parents have to say

“We’ve been consistently in awe of the quality of the social environment, teacher care, educational philosophy, and physical environment at the centre, and I feel very lucky that Byron has had such a great start in life.”
Anaise Irvine

“I like that the centre teaches the children to be confident and independent. They also focus on the children’s unique interests by providing many options for children to choose their own daily learning activities and opportunities to celebrate various cultural events together.”
Mai Siriwat

Our centre's vision

We acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document for creating and nurturing mana whenua, and we envision interweaving of cultures where everyone feels valued and included. From the moment you walk in the gate, you see an engaging sensory-rich environment that connects us to Papatūānuku.

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