Early Learning Funding Update – August 2018

Funding reminders for the Early Learning Sector for August 2018 including a reminder about playgroup PG3 forms.

Early learning funding reminders – August 2018

Licenced early learning services

Audited financial statements for the year ending in 2017 were due to the Ministry of Education on 30 June 2018.

If you have not yet submitted your 2017 audited financial statements, or your statements do not meet the financial reporting requirements, your 1 November 2018 advance funding may be withheld.

Further information on submitting your financial statements to the Ministry is available on our website.

Early Learning Funding Update June 2018


You may have heard that the Ministry is developing a new online funding system called the Education Resourcing System (ERS). The current IT system that calculates funding for early learning services and schools is more than 25 years old and will be replaced by 2020.

Playgroup operational funding claim forms (PG3) and playgroup annual funding reports (PG5) are due back to your regional Ministry of Education office by 31 August 2018. The Ministry will process the payments through ERS. The only difference you will notice for the next payment is that you will receive a payment advice notice by email rather than a paper one.

So that we have the most up-to-date email contact details for your playgroup in our records, please update these on your PG3 form when it is returned or contact your regional playgroup adviser who can assist you with any required updates.

Local Ministry of Education office

Read more about what is required and how to update your contact details in the Playgroup Funding Handbook on our website.

Playgroup Funding Handbook

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