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Childcare costs - what costs?

18 October 2016 MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release

CHILDCARE COSTS - WHAT COSTS?

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently released an International study that stated childcare in New Zealand is among the highest in the developed world.

According to the report Kiwi’s spend nearly a third of their income on childcare. This is not the case at Inspired Kindergartens according to Inspired Kindergartens Principal, Peter Monteith.

“Our kindergartens operate up to 30 hours per week without a fee. We do seek a daily donation of $5 per day but even if a family paid the entire donation they would still only pay $25 per week. And any donation is tax deductible.” “As a community-owned charity we aim to make our services as accessible as possible for all families and whānau, while maintaining the traditionally high standards our kindergartens are renowned for”, concluded Mr Monteith.

For more information about Inspired Kindergartens and Home Based Education visit www.inspiredkindergartens.nz or call 0800 250 052.

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