It is important to phone the Centre as soon as possible to notify kaiako if your tamariki will be absent for the day due to sickness or other.

Ministry regulations state that a tamaiti can only be absent from the Centre for a maximum of 3 weeks at one given time and thereafter Government funding ceases.

We ask that you notify the Centre if your tamaiti will be absent for a long period (eg on an overseas trip). This includes the Christmas close-down period, so if a child is absent on the last day before Christmas, the 3 weeks includes those days the Centre is closed.

Parents/caregivers of a tamaiti absent from the Centre for more than 3 weeks are required to pay the funding the Centre loses for the extra period beyond the 3 weeks until the tamaiti returns.