Monday to Friday
7:00 am to 5:30 pm


Minimum Bookings 

A minimum of 6 hours for 2 days per week under 3 years old, or 7 hours for 2 days per week for over 3 year olds.

Permanent Bookings

Permanent bookings need to be written on the enrolment form and also any permanent changes will be recorded and signed. Booking times must be adhered to unless a supervisor approves a longer stay. You are charged for your booked times as well as any extra time your child is at Bunnies.                      

Casual bookings can only be made if there is a vacancy. If there is no vacancy you can be put on the waiting list for that day.


A 50% retainer fee is charged if Bunnies is informed of an absentee by 8.00 am on the day.
A 100% retainer fee is charged if Bunnies is not informed of an absentee by 8.00 am on the day.
You can send us a text message (for absences only) on: 0275 188 038

Annual Leave

Every child is entitled to 2 weeks free annual leave (pro rata) with 2 weeks written notification before the date. This leave commences in January each year. Unused holiday will not be carried over from previous year. Bunnies Childcare and Pre-School will be closed weekends, statutory holidays and the period between Christmas and New Year.

Fee Structure

6 Hours $46.00
7 Hours $48.00
Maximum day rate $50.00
Full week rate $230.00

20 ECE hours fees

Over 3 Years (A minimum of 7 hours booking per day)

7 hours - $48.00 less any ECE hours attested (A max of $28.38 per day ECE, a max of 6 hours free)

Full day rate - $50.00 less any ECE hours attested (A max of $28.38 per day ECE, a max of 6 hours free)

Full week rate - $230.00 less any ECE hours attested (A max of $94.60 per week ECE, a max of 20 hours free)

Late Fee

There is a late fee of $10.00 a minute after 5.30 pm.


We supply the children’s morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea. We have a full-time cook who creates nutritious meals for all our children. Water is served with all meals and is available to the children at their request. We offer the children milk at morning and afternoon tea. The daily menu is displayed in both foyers. Pre-School have a packed lunch 2 days a week to help the children prepare for school and on the other days, the meals are a combination of both hot and cold food. 


We keep portfolios on the children’s learning and development.  We use Storypark a a communication and assessmnt tool. These contain samples of learning stories, artwork, photographs and observations. Portfolios can be taken home by the parents at the end of each term. The children’s programme is based on Te Whāriki (The Early Childhood Curriculum) and is organised by all the teachers. We value parent/Whānau contributions to this record of your child’s learning and development. View ERO Report - Click Here

At Bunnies Childcare Centre Ltd, teachers assess, evaluate and empower tamariki through intergrating tikanga Maori, Te Reo Maori, and our Early Childhood Curriculum; Te Whariki. We aspire to understand and appreciate the interests and abilities of tamariki to meet their daily needs and poutama with sensitive consideration.  We implement this through re-telling Maori stories & legends, singing waiata & participating in kaphaka, using symbols and artifacts through arts & crafts, all of which are integral throughout our programme. 



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