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2020 has been a tough year and we have seen a number of our Bizzy Kidz whānau and whānau in the community suffer job loss, stress within their homes and facing an uncertain future.

The tamariki in our community and their future mean a huge amount to us and so with the support of Childcare & Learning Group NZ, we have set up a fund to support parents in the community into getting their children into care.

Job hunting, caring for family, supporting a neighbour, or just taking time for you to pause, breath and smile are all good valid reasons for needing to give your child the opportunity to have their own fun, space and time with others that will benefit them.

Your little one has a place here to be loved, cared for, to learn with friends and have fun while you focus on the bigger picture of supporting your home, family, wider whānau and community.

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Mini Baby Breaks – Free

We can offer three-hour sessions in either the morning or the afternoon, free of charge to parents of babies. These sessions are limited, with a minimum of three and maximum of five sessions.

**These sessions are fully funded through our Bizzy Kidz 20/21 Wellbeing Fund and Government ECE Funding.

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Toddler Tasters – Free

Much like our Baby Break sessions, we can offer two-year olds, five four-hour sessions per week in either the morning or the afternoon.

These are limited funded sessions with a set number available.

**These sessions are fully funded through our Bizzy Kidz 20/21 Wellbeing Fund and Government ECE Funding.

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Fully Free ECE sessions for 3 & 4 year olds

Bizzy Kidz offers "20 Hours Free" as part of the government’s initiative to increase children’s participation in early childhood programmes. This initiative is aimed at 3 and 4-year-olds with a view to preparing them for school life.

The Bizzy Kidz 2020 Wellbeing Fund covers any additional charges often attached to the 20 hours ECE. It also covers extending the session where needed to support parents to attend job interviews, care for others in the community, or support mental health and well-being.

**These sessions are fully funded through our Bizzy Kidz 20/21 Wellbeing Fund and Government ECE Funding.

Supported Travel Between Home and Bizzy Kidz

Not everyone has the transport or ability to drive their tamariki to and from childcare. We have some help on hand for that.
Bizzy Kidz is now offerring a travel service for children in the local Māngere Bridge and Favona community to access childcare.
This is a free service to three years olds accessing the Free ECE Sessions and families who are eligible for full WINZ subsidy to support childcare.

**Transport is funded through our Bizzy Kidz 20/21 Wellbeing Fund.