We are open from 8.30am to 3pm Monday to Friday.

We offer flexible hours at Waiapu Kids St Francis to make childcare easy for you.

Please come in and have a chat, or give us a call on (07) 347 3080 to talk about enrolment and your children.

Government Funding

Waiapu Kids St Francis has government-funded free hours to keep costs as affordable as possible for our whānau.

The Government funds the cost of children aged three to five years old to attend early childhood education centres, like Waiapu Kids St Francis, for up to 20 hours a week.

The Work and Income Childcare Subsidy is available to help families earning less than a certain threshold with the cost of all preschool childcare.  A childcare subsidy is normally paid for up to nine hours per week if parents are not working, studying, or training. For parents who are working, studying, or training, you may be able to get up to 50 hours per week subsidised.