Session times + fees

Half day

At The Secret Garden we offer two sessions per day from either 8am - 12pm or 12pm - 4pm.


Please email us for further information on fees.

Full day

A full day session is from 8am - 4pm.  The Secret Garden is open from 7am until 6pm to cater for parents who need to drop off or collect their children outside of these times.


Please email us for further information on fees.


The Secret Garden is open from 7am - 6pm, Monday to Friday.

We offer a range of options to suit children and their families, including morning or afternoon half day sessions, and a full day session.

Unlike many other preschools, our sessions run continuously throughout the year, with no school holidays or need for school holiday programs.  We are even open over the Christmas period for your convenience. 

20 hours ECE free

In NZ all three, four and five year old children are entitled to receive Early Childhood Education for six hours a day, 20 hours a week at no charge.  

We offer 20 hours ECE free for children aged three, four and five via the following sessions:


  • 5 morning sessions, 8am-12pm completely free

  • 5 afternoon sessions, 12pm - 4pm completely free

  • Or a mixture of morning and afternoons - whatever suits your family!

Enrollments + payments


  • 20hours ECE are available for families who complete the Ministry of Education 20 hours Attestation form.

  • Fees are to be paid by automatic payment, kept one week in advance and payments to be in our account on the Wednesday of the proceeding week.

  • WINZ subsidies are available for those who are eligible.  

  • We recommend and require a minimum of two sessions per week.


If you have any questions regarding session times, fees, enrollments and payments please don't hesitate to get in touch with us on 09 412 9995 or email us at