The CareforKids.co.nz cost widget is a unique tool, which enables families to check the price of child care centres by postcode.
The results are displayed instantly and offer an accurate representation of the average cost of centre based care in that area.
This highly dynamic and innovative tool is powered by the huge database of child care providers listed with CareforKids.co.nz.
Our system requires providers to regularly update their fee information, which means that the data supplied by the widget is the best possible representation of current fees in that geographical area.
Our enormous database means that even if some providers don't supply us with their fee information, we are still able to generate an accurate cost estimation based on the information supplied by other providers in the area.
The Cost Widget works by checking and averaging fees for centre based care in a nominated postcode. If there is no fee information available in that postcode the Widget widens out the search to include regional data.
The Cost Widget's national average is the average price for all child care centres that have fee information published on CareforKids.co.nz.
Please note we focused on child care centres as this is by far the most sought after type of care in New Zealand.