Hours & Fees


Massey Child Care Centres accept both full-time and part-time enrolments. Full-time is 6 or more hours a day, for 5 days a week.
Part-time is 6 or more hours a day, for 3 or 4 days a week.

There is a minimum booking time of 6 hours a day and a minimum enrolment of 24 hours per week.

When booking a long day (over six hours), availability at both the start and end of the day is dependent on staff to child ratios, and the number of spaces available at those times. We cannot guarantee a full nine  hour day is available at the time of booking as we are committed to ensuring that children are offered high quality care and education at all times.

Albany Opening Hours

Weekdays: 7:45am - 5.30pm
Weekdends: Closed

Palmerston North Opening Hours

Weekdays: 7:45am - 5.15pm
Weekdends: Closed

Statutory Holidays and Christmas Break

Massey Child Care Centres close for two weeks over the Christmas/New Year period. No fees are charged over this time.

On other statutory holidays when the Centres are closed,  fees are charged at 100%.

Massey University Student Special Hours

Massey University students in Palmerston North, (current student ID must be produced) are eligible for a special enrolment period where fees are not charged during official University semester breaks.

Massey University students in Albany, (current student ID must be produced) are eligible for a a 10% discount on fees. 


The fees opposite were correct as at July 2021, however they may have changed slightly since then.

All fees are to be paid weekly. 

For further information regarding fees  please contact info@masseychildcare.ac.nz

AgeFees for a short day
(6 hours)
Fees for a long day
(6 - 9 hours)
Birth to
two years old
Two to six
years old


- 20 hours ECE

Massey Child Care Centre is part of the Government’s 20 Hours Subsidy on ECE Fees Programme. Under this policy the first 20 hours of childcare per week are free for 3 - 5 year olds.

Quick facts about the subsidy

  • Only available for 3, 4 and 5 year olds
  • Covers up to 6 hours per day, and up to 20 hours per week
  • The minimum booking for children claiming 20 hours ECE funding is 24 hours per week
  • Parents choose which days the 20 Hours ECE will be allocated to
  • If your child attends multiple services, you can only use 20 hours across these ECE services
  • Your 20 Hours ECE subsidy will ceases if your child has 3 weeks of continuous absence. Full fees will be payable unless agreed in writing prior to the event

An Attestation Form must be completed and signed for each child receiving 20 Hours ECE (this form needs to be changed and signed any time changes are made to childcare arrangements that affect the 20 Hours ECE).

For more information visit the Ministry of Education's website:

20 Hours ECE

You may also qualify for a WINZ childcare subsidy which can be claimed for hours not covered by 20 Hours ECE. Find out more:

WINZ Subsidy