Minimum Bookings

A minimum of 6 hours a day, 2 days per week (under 3 years old), or 7 hours a day for 2 days per week for tamariki over 3 years old.

Permanent Bookings

Permanent bookings need to be written on the enrolment form, as well as any permanent changes (this will be recorded and signed for). Booking times must be adhered to unless a team leader or management approves a longer stay. You are charged for your booked times as well as any extra time your tamaiti 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.

  • Free annual leave for 2 weeks of booking per year – with 2 weeks notice given.
  • No charge for Public Holidays or emergency closures. 
  • A 50% retainer fee is charged if Bunnies is informed of an absentee by 8.00 am on the day (max of 4 weeks of booking per year).
  • 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: 0275188038 or email:
Annual Leave

Every tamaiti is entitled to 2 weeks zero fee annual leave (pro rata), with 2 weeks written notification before the leave date. This leave commences in January each year and unused holiday will not be carried over from the previous year. Bunnies Childcare and Pre-School will be closed weekends, statutory holidays and the period between Christmas and New Year, whānau will not be charged for days we are closed.

Fee Structure

Please contact us to enquire about our current fees

Meals Provided

We supply the tamariki with morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea. We have a full-time cook who creates nutritious meals gaining a Healthy Heart ‘Rito Award’. Water is served with all meals and is available to the tamariki throughout the day. We offer the tamariki milk at morning and afternoon tea. The daily menu is displayed in both foyers, the meals are a combination of both hot and cold food.


We keep individual portfolios on the tamariki learning and development.  We use Storypark as a communication and assessment tool. These contain samples of learning stories, artwork, photographs and observations. Portfolios can be taken home by whānau at the end of each term. The programme is based on Te Whāriki (The Early Childhood Curriculum) and is organised by all the kaiako. We value parent/whānau contributions to this record of learning and development.
You can view the latest ERO Report here.


At Bunnies Childcare and Pre-School Ltd, kaiako assess, evaluate and empower tamariki through integrating tikanga Māori, Te Reo Māori and our Early Childhood Curriculum; Te Whāriki. We aspire to understand and appreciate the interests and abilities of tamariki, to meet their daily needs with sensitive consideration. We implement this through re-telling Maori stories and legends, singing waiata and participating in kapa haka, using symbols and artefacts through arts and crafts, all of which are integral throughout our curriculum.