Fees & policies—

Fee structure—

If your child is older than 3 years

  • A minimum day booking of 6 hours 15 mins applies
    (either 8.45am–3pm or 9am–3.15pm)
  • 20 hours ECE will be offered free (up to 6 hours per day for a maximum of 20 hours per week)
  • A discount of 10% will be applied to your total account if your booking is for 4 or 5 days a week
  • All food is included in the daily rate however, there will be no refunds if your child wishes to bring his/her lunch box

If your child is younger than 3 years

  • A morning or afternoon session at a minimum of 3 hours applies (9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm)

  • A minimum day booking is 6 hours (9am-3pm)

  • A discount of 10% will be applied if your booking is for more than 35 hours for the week

  • All food is included in the daily rate however, there will be no refunds if your child wishes to bring his/her lunch box

Holidays/sickness—

One weeks’ notice must be given prior to a holiday, otherwise full fees will apply.

Parents must contact Riverside by 8am to qualify for a sick day, otherwise full fees will apply.

Your child is entitled to seven weeks of holidays & sick days per year in total, based on your permanent booking. E.g. If your child attends three days a week, they would be entitled to 21 holiday/sick days (3 days x 7 weeks). Further holidays can be taken but full fees will apply.

Holidays/sick days are charged out at 50% if notice as above is given. A child may take up to 3 consecutive weeks off thereafter, full fees will apply as The Ministry of Education will cease funding.

Minimum enrolment / discounts—

Family discount:

  • 2 or more children, 10% discount on second and subsequent children.

Minimum enrolment:

  • At least 3 days per week for over 3’s
  • At least 3 sessions per week for under 3’s

Policies—

To ensure the highest standards of care and safety for our children, we have developed a set of policies covering key areas. Below are some of our main polices. All policies are available to read in folders located at the centre – if there are any not on the list below that you would like emailed to you – please contact us.