some useful information

Here are a few items we find useful for both new and existing parents. Please follow the links below for more information on each area

If there is anything you wish to obtain further information on, please do not hesistate to contact us

WINZ Childcare Subsidy





Depending on your family size and household income, you may qualify for a Childcare Subsidy from Work and Income to put towards your Parent Fees at Fernside

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20 Hours ECE

Fernside is pleased to offer 20 Hours ECE to families of children aged 3 years and over.

20 Hours ECE meets the costs of your normal Parent Fees at the Centre, up to a maximum of 20 Hours per week (and maximum 6 hours per day)

See here for more information around the 20 Hours ECE Scheme

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New Parent Handbook


There is a lot of information to take in when starting at Preschool for the first time!

We have put together a short summary of useful information for you to help with your time at Fernside Preschool

For any queries not covered by this summary, please feel free to call us direct on 03 313 6733 or email us at

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Parent Portal





As part of the enrolment at Fernside Preschool, you will receive access to view your child's portfolio on our Parent Portal.

You can log in from any internet capable device, and share Guest Access with family and loved ones

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Education review office





As an Early Childcare Centre licenced by the Ministry of Education, the education programme at Fernside Preschool is regularly reviewed by the Education Review Office (ERO)

See here for the latest ERO Report on Fernside Preschool