While some for-profit childcare chains are beginning to work now to maximise their Ministry of Education funding over the Christmas and New Year break, this can put other services unaware of how to do this or that it is even allowed, at a financial disadvantage.
When a service is closed for statutory holidays and is not providing care for children it does not receive funding.
There is a trick to getting around this.
The trick is to change how the 20 Hours ECE funding is allocated across the week for each child ahead of each statutory holiday.
But there are conditions that if not met can mean that an early childhood service may find itself reported to the Ministry of Education and in serious trouble.
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