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2024 Pre-school Fees

Pre-school Fees for New Zealand Residents (Including GST)

All hourly rates have increased by 50c due to the PPTA and Kindergarten salary increases implemented last year.

Children under 3 years or No 20 ECE Attestation

Hours per week





Cost per hour





For example, the cost of weekly full-time attendance (40 hours) for a two-year-old child would be $472.

Please note: Minimum sessions is two per week. Less than 16 hours per week is charged at $12.50 per hour.

Full day and/or morning and afternoon sessions are available. Morning session minimum four hours. Afternoon session minimum two and a half hours.

Children 3–4 years Full 20 ECE Attestation

14–20 hours per week

No charge – optional charge $9.50 per hour

21–50 hours per week

$9.50 per hour flat rate

For example, the cost of weekly full-time attendance (40 hours) for a three-year-old child, including optional charge, would be $380.

Optional Charge

Optional charge $9.50 per hour (six hours per day maximum to a total of 20 hours per week).

Please note: Hours attested to another provider will be charged at the relevant under three hourly rate. Additional hours (i.e. 20+) will be apportioned between $9.50 and the relevant under three hourly rate. The percentage share will match the shared attested hours.

20 ECE hours is up to six hours per day, up to 20 hours per week and there must be no compulsory fees when the child is receiving 20 hours ECE funding.

At St Andrew’s College Pre-school, we pride ourselves on delivering our young tamariki with a comprehensive Pre-school programme that goes far beyond standard education guidelines. To achieve this, we:

  • invest in an extensive range of high-quality resources designed to support and extend learning;
  • ensure our Pre-school children are able to benefit from the use of the wider St Andrew’s College facilities such as sports fields, Dance and Drama facilities, Library, Science laboratories, Gymnasiums and Theatre;
  • provide our Pre-school children with access to specialist subject teachers employed by the College; and
  • operate at a higher teacher to child ratio compared to standard Pre-school facilities.

Delivering and maintaining our enhanced Pre-school education does come at an additional cost, and we appreciate those who participate in paying the optional charge. Please know that your contribution goes toward the continuation of our exceptional Pre-school education programme and allows us to seek further investments to enhance learning opportunities for our tamariki.

Fees are charged on monthly statements and the method of payment is direct debit (forms will be provided with acceptance).

Application Fee

All applications for enrolment must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $150. (This fee also includes enrolment into Year 1).

Term Breaks and Public Holidays

Enrolment is inclusive of state school term breaks and public holidays. The Pre-school will operate during state school term breaks and attendance during these breaks is optional. You will have the option of ‘opting out’ during the state school term break and fees will not be charged if non-attendance is notified at least three weeks in advance.

The Pre-school will close for five weeks over the Christmas and New Year break and no fees will be charged for this closure. The Pre-school is closed on all public holidays, however fees are payable for public holidays other than those during the Christmas and New Year closure.

Late Fee

St Andrew’s College Pre-school is licensed for children between the hours of 8.00am–4.30pm only. Children not collected by the closing time will be charged a late fee of $25.00 per 15 minutes to cover additional staffing costs.


For more information contact the Head of Pre-school on or +64 3 940 2030.