Enrolment & Fees

All children are booked in for full-day regardless of drop-off and pick-up times. Options of 2~5 days are available.

Enrolment Procedures

You are welcome to make an appointment to visit our Centre before making any decisions. An assigned teacher will show parents and caregivers around the Centre. Questions are encouraged, and the assigned teacher will be happy to answer any queries you may have. Parents interested in enrolling their child at the Centre are advised to place their child on the waitlist.

We will endeavour to contact you one month before we can offer your child a place, to help you with your planning. If your child’s place is confirmed at this time, you will be required to come in and fill out the Enrolment Form and other documents.

Any request for changes after confirmation must be made at least one month in advance. Any CHANGES made to the start date after confirmation is subject to availability at the Centre.


Bright Star is closed for statutory holidays. Over the Christmas–New Year period, we are closed for six working days, additional to statutory holidays, to provide a break for our teachers and children. Fees are charged for the weeks of the year that the Centre is open, regardless of children’s sickness absences, statutory holidays and family vacations.


Fees are to be paid by automatic payment two weeks in advance. Casual booking can be paid by cash early in the morning.

Bright Star’s operation hours is from 7:30 in the morning till 6:00pm in the afternoon. A late fee of $1 for every minute will be charged when parents are late to collect their child, except where there is an emergency, and it is the parents’ responsibility to inform the Centre ASAP.

The following fees are GST-inclusive. New fee structure applicable from 27 Feb 2023.

Age Full Time Part Time
6 Mths – 3 Yrs $405 / week $83 / day
Over 3 Yrs (with 20 hr ECE) $305 / week $63 / day
Over 3 Yrs (without 20 hr ECE) $405 / week $83 / day


We accept WINZ subsidies. However, parents or guardians are responsible for fees until the subsidy starts and for any outstanding amounts.


If you wish to terminate your child’s place at the Centre, we require one month’s advance notice. This includes children about to start primary school.

High quality child care centre in Newlands, Wellington. Near Newlands community centre, with easy parking and close to public transport