2-6 Funding rates
The funding rates for each service-type can be found on the Funding Rate Table (see Appendix 1).
This section explains:
- how you can use the Funding Rate Table to find the funding rate for each service
- that services can access higher funding rates by meeting quality requirements.
The Funding Rate Table
The Funding Rate Table is found in Appendix 1.
Use the table to find out the funding rate per funded child hour (FCH) for your service.
A new copy of the Funding Rate Table will be published in Appendix On each time there is a change to the ECE Funding Subsidy rates.
Funding rates for teacher-led ECE services depend on four variables:
|Funding rates depend on...
||This is measured by...|
|whether the service is all-day or sessional.
||the service's licence.|
|the number of 'Registered Teacher Hours' as a proportion of 'regulated (ratio) staff hours'.
||completion of the staff hour count (not applicable for sessional kindergartens or homebased services).|
|the age of children attending the service.
||completion of the funded child hour entitlement section of the RS7 Form.|
|whether the service is offering 20 Hours ECE to eligible children.
||completion of the 20 Hours ECE entitlement section of the RS7 Form.|
Where to find more information
Below is a list of links to more information on how your service’s rate will be calculated:
Home-based early childhood education (ECE) services are funded at either the ‘standard’ or ‘quality’ funding rate. Services cannot vary between standard and quality rates on a daily or weekly basis, and must use the EC11 Form to change between rates.
Quality funding rates are available to home-based ECE services that meet certain requirements. For more information please refer to 3-B-4.
Parent/ whānau-led services
Parent/whānau-led services are funded at either ‘standard’ or ‘quality’ funding rates. Services cannot vary between standard and quality rates on a daily or weekly basis, and must use the EC11 Form to change between rates.
Quality funding rates are available to playcentres and ngā kōhanga reo that meet certain additional requirements.
|If your service is a...
||you are eligible for quality funding rates if you have...
||For specific details see section...|
- adults present with certain qualifications.
- enhanced adult:mokopuna ratios
- kaiako/whānau with certain qualifications.
More information: all services
More information on the rates and applying for funding is available in the following sections: