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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.

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).

Contact us

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

Centre leader

Shahla Damoory

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