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Can I Afford Childcare? Kidicorp Answers

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Can I Afford Childcare? Kidicorp Answers

Can I afford childcare many parents ask? Can you afford not to give your child an education before school so they are ready to make the most of the large classroom format?

With the Government providing 20 early childhood hours and so many parents going back to work before their child turns five you don’t want your child to fall behind from an early age by not taking advantage of the quality so many early childhood centres provide.
 
Going to childcare is about so much more than learning. Qualified teachers at places like Edukids, one of the Kidicorp centres know how to extend children. Qualified teachers have spent three years getting a degree in early childhood. learning about how to encourage and motivate children and support them to reach milestones.
 
At childcare children learn important skills for life, turn taking, sharing, how to talk to each other, make friends and so much more.
 
Kidicorp, NZ’s largest provider of early childhood education and care centres, with centres like Edukids, Top Kids, Kids to Five, First Steps and Early Years, has produced some fliers with information on childcare subsidies available to make it more affordable for families.
 
The childcare subsidy is available for children under 5 who go to a centre for more than 3 hours a week. If you are working, studying, seriously ill or disabled or meet some other criteria you may be entitled to the Government subsidy.
 
If your combined gross family income is less than $1274 or $1486 and you have one child you are entitled to a subsidy. If you have two children and earn between $1465 (or less) or $1698 then you can also get the subsidy WINZ fliers say. If you have more than three children the subsidy goes up.
 
So there really is no excuse for why your child isn’t getting an education before school. It means you can get a break or go back to work but more importantly it is preparing your child for school.
 
To find out more about what it costs you can call 0800 KIDICORP or go the website www.kidicorp.co.nz

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