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. 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.
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Chapter 13: Targeted Funding for Disadvantage
Targeted Funding for Disadvantage (Targeted Funding) is a targeted funding mechanism for licensed early childhood education (ECE) services and ngā kōhanga reo (early learning services).
Targeted Funding is paid to eligible early learning services in addition to the ECE Funding Subsidy, 20 Hours ECE and Equity Funding.
More information can be found on the Targeted Funding page on the Education website.
All Targeted Funding payments are GST inclusive.
In this chapter
This chapter contains the following topics: