Nau Mai, Haere Mai, Welcome to QPN

We are a community based non-profit centre that has serviced the Wakatipu Community since 1979. Whilst the centre has undergone a few name changes over the years, the philosophy of ‘family and community’ has always been at the heart of our service. We are governed by a parent committee of annually elected parents who represent all parents of the children attending the centre.

Our Operation

We operate as a full-day licensed centre. Our funding comes from two sources:

  1. Fees paid by parents (including WINZ subsidies)
  2. The Ministry of Education

Moa Room

3 to 5 year old tamariki

Lea-anne
– Team Leader
Diploma of Teaching (Primary)Full Registration
JulieBachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)Full Registration
ClaireDiploma of Nursery Nursing – UK

Kiwi Room

2 and 3 year old tamariki

Brenny – Team LeaderBachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)Full Registration
SatomiDiploma of Teaching (Early Childhood)Full Registration
AoifeBachelor of Education – Ireland (Primary)Provisional Registration
AliciaHonours Bachelor of Education – South Africa (Primary)Provisional Registration

Tui Room

Pēpi group, 3 months to 2 years old

Jazz – Acting Team LeaderBachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)Full Registration
OliviaBachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)Provisional Registration
SoniaBachelor of Arts. India (NZQA Level 7)
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood)
MarinaCollege of Social – Germany
NZQA Level 6
LoisBTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning & Development
Hayley1st-year student towards Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)
Bernice (AKA: Nana)Mother, Nana and experienced Infant & Toddler Educarer
Laura (maternity leave)Bachelor of Teaching & Learning (ECE)Full Registration

Additional Teaching Support

Rachel
Permanent Part-Time Teacher
Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood)Full Registration
Donna
Permanent Teacher Aid
Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood)Full Registration
Bianca
Relief Teacher
2nd Year Student in Bachelor of Teaching (EarlyChildhood)
Catherine
Relief Teacher
2nd Year Student in Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Office Staff

Joanna GibsonCentre Manager
JasmineEducation ManagerBachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) – Full Registration

Fee Schedule and Policy

COVID-19 Update: Due to the COVID-19 worldwide Pandemic, we are currently offering a 50% discount on all fees until 3rd July 2020.
The annual fee review that occurs in March has been postponed until further notice.

NURSERY

3 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS

1 to 24 hours a week:  $9.65 an hour
25 to 29 hours a week:  $7.65 an hour
30 to 40 hours a week:  $6.15 an hour

The maximum for a week $252.00

PRESCHOOL

Minimum booking 6.5 hours a day and/or 25 hours a week

2 TO 5 YEARS

0 to 24 hours a week:  $9.65 an hour
25 to 29 hours a week:  $7.65 an hour
30 to 40 hours a week:  $6.15 an hour

The maximum for a week $252.00

3 TO 5-YEAR-OLDS enrolled for 20 Hours ECE

1 to 24 hours a week:  FIXED DAY RATE $24 per day.
Additional hour $15 per day.
25 to 26 hours a week:  $15.00 an hour
27 to 29 hours a week:  $12.50 an hour
30 to 40 hours a week:  $8.10 an hour
40+ hours a week:  $6.90 an hour

No charge for attested 20 Hours ECE HOURS.

Administration fee: All new enrolments incur a one-off $32 fee. This includes two reusable bags for wet and soiled clothing. Then after this an annual fee of $20 is charged in February each year.

The centre is closed for public holidays and for the days between Christmas and New year. There is no charge for these days.

Notified Absence

HOLIDAYS

  • 10 days holiday a year for children attending 42 hours a week and pro-rata for those doing a minimum of 6 hours week. Must attend the centre for 3 months before leave can be used. Hours will accrue based on 12 months from when your child starts.
  • We require 5 days notice for holidays, if not full fees will be charged.
  • After the 10 free days are used, full fees will be charged.

ILLNESS

  • 10 days sick a year for children attending 42 hours a week & pro-rata for those doing a minimum of 6 hours a week.
  • We require notice of absence by 9 am that day. If not full fees will be charged.

Pro-Rata :

0 – 15 booked hours a week = 3 free sick days a year
16 – 32 booked hours a week = 6 free sick days a year
33 – 48 booked hours a week = 10 free sick days a year

Notified Absence

HOLIDAYS

  • 10 days holiday a year for children attending 42 hours a week and pro-rata for those doing a minimum of 6 hours week. Must attend the centre for 3 months before leave can be used. Hours will accrue based on 12 months from when your child starts.
  • We require 5 days notice for holidays, if not full fees will be charged.
  • After the 10 free days are used, full fees will be charged.

ILLNESS

  • 10 days sick a year for children attending 42 hours a week & pro-rata for those doing a minimum of 6 hours a week.
  • We require notice of absence by 9 am that day. If not full fees will be charged.

Pro-Rata :

0 – 15 booked hours a week = 3 free sick days a year
16 – 32 booked hours a week = 6 free sick days a year
33 – 48 booked hours a week = 10 free sick days a year

CANCELLATION OF BOOKING

We require 2 weeks notice to cancel your child’s enrolment at our centre.

UN-NOTIFIED ABSENCES

Un-notified absences will be charged at the full rate.

The level of fees will be regularly reviewed by the Management Committee and may be amended after consultation with the parents.

Brenny

Brenny

Team Leader

Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)
Full Registration

Satomi

Satomi

Position to go here

Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood)
Full Registration

Aoife

Aoife

Position Job Title

Bachelor of Education – Ireland (Primary)
Provisional Registration

Alicia

Alicia

Position Job Title

Honours Bachelor of Education – South Africa (Primary)
Provisional Registration