City Campus: AUT Early Childhood Centre

AUT Early Childhood Centre cares for children (from 6 months to 5 years) of students and staff on 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; 12 of whom can be under 2 years old.

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
  • High teacher/child ratios: 1:3 for infants and toddlers, 1:7 for children over 2 – 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

Read the  Education Review Office (ERO) report

Enrolment

Complete the online form to register your interest in a place at the centre. We will contact you when a vacancy is available.

Minimum enrolment is 2 days (preferably 14 hours).

Register your interest for a place in the centre

Fees

These fees are current as of January 2021 (subject to change).

Administration and activity charges

We charge:

  • $50 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).

Fees for full-time students

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' fee schedule 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)
$36.50 $32.25 $0 ** $27.75
Short day up to 7 hours $53.50 $48 No short days No short days
Long day more than 7 hours $70 $61.75 $34.50 $55.25
Total fee payable per week after ECE discounts have been applied  $298 $281.25 $162.75 $277.75

* 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 staff, part-time students and others

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

Staff and part-time students' fee schedule 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)
$37.25 $32.75 $0 ** $28.5
Short day up to 7 hours $54.50 $49 No short days No short days
Long day more than 7 hours $71.75 $62.25 $35.25 $57.25
Total fee payable per week after ECE discounts have been applied $305.50 $288.50 $167 $286.25

* 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

Location

WA building, Gate 2, Wellesley Street
City Campus

Download City Campus map

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 7.30am to 5.15pm

We close for three weeks over the Christmas period.

Contact us

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

Centre leader

Shahla Damoory

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