Nurturing Strong Foundations | Atawahi Tuapapa

Fees & Payments

We provide simple fee structures for both Avalon and Waiwhetu centres to provide children and parents with flexible options aligned to a childs age and family needs.

Our fees range between $175 (using ECE hours) and $325 per week.

Avalon Fees

Under 2’s

Full Time

7:30 am to 5:30 pm

5 days

$325 per week

$65.00 per day

2+ Years

Full Time

7:30 am to 5:30 pm

5 days

$325 per week

$65.00 per day

Our Terms and conditions of enrolment are as follows:
Under 2s – minimum enrolment 3 days
2+ years – minimum enrolment 3 days
10% sibling discount applies.

Work and Income NZ subsidies are available for families on low incomes.

Waiwhetu Fees

3–5 Years

Long Day

7:30 am to 5.30 pm
(10 hours)

$250 per week**

3–5 Years

Short Day Options*

7:30 am to 2.30 pm
8:00 am to 3.00 pm
8:30 am to 3.30 pm
9:00 am to 4.00 pm
9:30 am to 4.30 pm

$175 per week**

Our Terms and conditions of enrolment are as follows:
3-5 years – minimum enrolment 5 days
10% sibling discount applies.

* Any hours outside the above Short Day times are charged @ $60 per hour or part thereof.
**Includes the Government’s 20 ECE hours.

Work and Income NZ subsidies are available for families on low incomes.


We believe that for a child to become familiar with the environment and ensure the best possible learning outcomes, as well as provide opportunity to create solid friendships and a sense of connection, we recommend Shine parents enrol their child or children full time.

Our fun filled days provide children with a positive environment where they can make measurable progress and where social interaction is gently nurtured and encouraged. Children benefit from a slightly longer day, and caregivers know that their child is in a safe, supportive environment. This gives an opportunity to focus on younger siblings or manage other important aspects of family or work life, yet still having lots of quality family time with their child.

Thank you very much for looking after Tonain providing a fantastic enviroment for him to learn and grow, and for helping with his learning process. Tonain has grown into a very confident, school-ready child for a curious toddler he was when he started a Shine Nursery nearly four years ago. With his outstanding reading and number skills, Tonian has earned a few accolades. Shine Montessori curriculum must have worked on him very well. We thank you for that. We wish all the very best for Shine Montessori and the staff on their future endeavours. We will miss coming to Shine on a regular basis. With warm wishes
Emma Raymond


We require an enrolment fee of $100 for a single child, $50 for a sibling of an already enrolled child.

This enrolment fee is a non-refundable administration fee. 


All fees are to be paid by automatic payment on the Monday of the week following. We use PayPal for secure payments.

Bank details:

Account Name: Shine Montessori Educare

Account No. 06 0529 0749740 00
A 3% surcharge will automatically be added to your payment amount.

Set up your automatic payment:


Work and Income NZ subsidies are available for families on low incomes. To check if you qualify visit the Work and Income website.


For security reasons all fees must be paid by automatic payment directly into the centre’s bank account.

Receipts are issued at the end of the each tax year or as requested.

NB: Fees are to be paid for 52 weeks per year. Fees are required regardless of statutory holidays, illness, family vacation times, or teacher only days (one annually).

Work and Income NZ subsides are available for families on low incomes.


Term 1-2-3 School Holidays

Shine Montessori remains OPEN throughout the first three terms of the school holidays; however, during school holidays the Montessori Curriculum will not operate. A less structured approach to learning is adopted.


Christmas Holidays

We usually remain open throughout the year (except Public holidays). A notice regarding Christmas Opening Hours will be distributed in Term 3.