Help paying for childcare
Depending on how much you earn and how old your children are, your family may be able to get help with the cost of childcare.
From 1 July 2020, there will no longer be the requirement for working families to work a minimum number of hours. Find out more on the Inland Revenue website.
For children under 5
20 hours free early childhood education
All 3, 4 and 5-year-olds can get free early childhood education for 6 hours a day, up to 20 hours a week.
If you have a dependant child who’s under 5 (or under 6 if you get a Child Disability Allowance for them), you might be able to get a childcare subsidy.
For children aged 5 to 13
You can get help with the costs of before school and after school programmes for up to 20 hours a week and school holiday programmes for up to 50 hours a week.