"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."- Benjamin Franklin
Ready to enrol your child at The Cat’s Pyjamas, or arrange a centre visit?
We know enrolling your child is a big step – so you are welcome to visit us for a complete tour of the Centre.
To begin the enrolment process, please download the relevant enrolment form, fill it in, and return it to our team. You can return your form by post, email or dropping it in to your local centre. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us – our team will be more than happy to discuss availability for the hours that you require and answer any other questions you may have.
20 HOURS ECE – FREE!
Please feel free to ask our team about Work and Income childcare subsidies. The subsidy is subject to an income qualification. Please download our Parent Handbook for more information or contact Work and Income for further details and forms.
The Cat’s Pyjamas offers the 20 Hours ECE subsidy free with no optional charges. This subsidy is provided by the Ministry of Education to all children aged 3-6 years. To be eligible you must complete an Attestation form which confirms your attendance and that you are not attending another early childhood centre at the same time as you have applied for funding with us.
The Cat’s Pyjamas is Monday to Friday between the hours of 7:30am to 6:00 pm
Attendance and fees charged are for a specified number of sessions. You are welcome to drop off or collect you child at any time within a session.
● All children must be booked in for a minimum of 2 sessions per week. ● 2 weeks notice is required for changes to your child’s booking. ● 3 weeks notice is required when cancelling your child’s booking.
We close for all public holidays and for 2 weeks over the Christmas and New Year period. There is no charge to parents for the days we are closed; however the cost of staffing for public holidays is built in to the daily fee for all children as a way to spread this cost equitably.
The Cat’s Pyjamas Preschool & Nursery offers quality, nurturing early childhood education and care from two purpose-built centres in Rolleston and West Melton.