Your Childcare Subsidy

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At Sunshine Childcare our administrators are well versed in dealing with MSD (Ministry of Social Development) and working through this process alongside you. We have all the forms available on site that you might need and we can advise on the best course of action for your personal situation.


The Government supports many families with a child care subsidy. To check if you may be eligible phone 0800 599 099 or click to find out if you qualify for child care assistance:  


Childcare subsidy is dependent on family situation, income and hours worked/studied. There are 5 tier rates of subsidy available and WINZ will let you know which one you qualify for. It is a good idea to apply 3-4 weeks before you need your subsidy to start to ensure your invoice is paid on time. From time to time, we may ask for you to make payments until your subsidy comes through.


Most families qualify for 9 hours for under two-year-olds. You don’t even have to be working or in study to be eligible.


Click to download the Childcare and OSCAR Subsidy Application form


Click to download the Change of Circumstances form