Your Views

Have your say on the issues of the day

Has childcare become unaffordable in NZ?


Parents wanting to return to the workforce should be better supported by employers - but those who are earning should also expect to pay more for childcare, says a review of early childhood education.

The review, which was set up last year at the request of Education Minister Anne Tolley, has recommended an overhaul of the funding system.

The new system should include a subsidy for 20 hours of care, it says, but should include strongly differentiated payments for special needs children and those from Maori, Pasifika, and low-income families.

Has childcare become unaffordable in NZ? Here is the latest selection of Your Views:

Have your say

We aim to have healthy debate. But we won't publish comments that abuse others. View commenting guidelines.

1200 characters left

Sort by
  • Oldest

© Copyright 2015, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf02 at 01 Apr 2015 00:50:14 Processing Time: 1419ms