It is important to phone the centre as soon as possible to notify staff if your child will be absent for the day due to sickness or other.
Ministry regulations state that a child 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 child 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 child 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 child returns.