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Albany Fees

Days All Ages (0-5 years)

3, 4 and 5 years old

using 20 hours ECE

   Full Day Full Day 
 2 Days $170  $125
 3 Days $230   $170 
 4 Days $300   $200 
 5 Days $330 


8.30am - 3.30pm $60.00 a day

$35 a day

Food and nappies are provided.  Holiday and Family discounts available. Infant bag and wet bag provided. Qualified teachers with great teacher to child ratios. Day to day communication online through Storypark with photo's of children's learning.  Infant parents will have immediate notification of their child's routine. Mates Rate discount for teachers.


Natural Steps Albany Centre

  • A registration fee of $50.00 is due when enrolment is confirmed. This covers administration set up costs, an online portfolio with Storypark for all children, portfolio for toddlers and preschoolers and stationary costs. The registration fee is a once only fee.  It is non-refundable and does not form part of the weekly fee.
  • Enrolments are for a minimum of 2 days per week. 

  • Nappies are provided

  • Food is provided by our wonderful cook. This is morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. If your child requires formula you will need to supply this. Allergies and special diets are a shared responsibility between centre and parents. See our Food and Drink Policy for detailed information.
  • Family Discount. Families with 2 or more children at the centre who attend 5 days a week, a 10% discount is offered to the oldest child.

  • Holidays. We offer 50% off fees for 3 weeks holiday per annum. Please read Holiday and Christmas information.

  • We have a 100% qualified teacher ratio and offer Extended ECE Pay Parity up to Step 11. 

  • All fees are GST inclusive and are to be paid one week in advance by automatic payment e.g. automatic payment is set up to pay fees on the Friday before the next week starts.  

  • Fees are due and payable for sickness, absences, and Statutory holidays.

  • Statements are issued to the email address chosen by parents on the first Monday of the month via email. Statements can be made available on request. Please see the manager. 

  • We don't accept cash/cheques/eftpos at the centre.

  • Fee Policy is reviewed annually.


We recognise that holidays are important, and we offer 50% off fees for 3 weeks per annum. 

Holidays apply to standard weekly bookings. i.e If your child is booked for 3 days per week then you will be eligible for 9 days holiday per annum, booked in for 4 days per week then you will be eligible for 12 days holiday per annum, booked in for 5 days per week then you will be eligible for 15 days holiday per annum.  Written notice via email is required two weeks in advance of the the holiday discount. Holidays cannot accumulate from one year to the next. 


The service is open during the Christmas period and only closed for statutory days; normal fees apply. 

The last working day before Christmas Day the centre will close at 3pm. Normal fees apply.


Infant Bag and Wet Bag

To welcome new families to the infant room a special daily bag and wet bag is supplied by the centre. 

Mates Rates For Teachers

For NZ registered teachers whose children attend 5 days a week, we offer 10% discount from your child's normal fees, for the first year of enrolment. Please see our manager to discuss discount and hours to suit your families requirements. We are here to support you.

20 Hour ECE

Natural Steps participates in the Government's "20 Hours ECE" scheme for children over 3 years old.  Parents are required to complete an attestation form stating the days and hours (up to 6 hours per day, 20 hours per week) for their child to be included in the scheme. Parents of children 3 years and over who have not signed an attestation form will be charged at the "All Ages" rate.

Parents agree their child/children are not enrolled in any other early childhood service on the same day they attend Natural Steps. 

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We would love to have you and your child as part of the family. Enrol with us today and start your child's Natural Steps into early childhood education.

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