ECE Funding Handbook
Welcome to the Early Childhood Funding Handbook. This Funding Handbook is issued under section 548(5) of the Education and Training Act 2020(external link). The funding paid to licensed services is paid subject to the terms and conditions set out under this Handbook and must be complied with. The terms used in this Handbook are based in the Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008.
This Handbook is designed to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all you need to know about early childhood funding, including:
- the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Funding Subsidy
- 20 Hours Early Childhood Education (ECE)
- Equity Funding
- the Annual Top-Up for Isolated Services
Note: The information in the Funding Handbook does not apply to certificated playgroups. These services should contact their Ministry regional office for further information.
Downloading the ECE Funding Handbook
If you want a printed copy of this handbook, refer to the list of downloads in the contents section where you will find downloadable PDF versions of each chapter.
Chapter 12: Financial Reporting
Section 548 of the Education and Training Act 2020(external link) provides for the payment of various subsidies to licensed Early Childhood services.
Services are required to report on how government funds have been spent as a condition of their licence.
This section outlines what kind of financial information a service should send to the Ministry and when to send it.
Services may have funding withheld if they do not complete the financial reporting requirements.
In this chapter
This chapter contains the following topics: