If your home-based service is on the standard funding rate and has at least one educator studying toward a level 4 ECE or Te Ara Tuarua qualification, you are eligible for additional funding for visiting teachers to provide extra support to these educators in training. The payment is per service, not per educator.
The support available is $1,697.33 per funding period* ($5,092 per annum). In order to receive the payment, you must attest that you have had an educator studying during the previous funding period. The educator does not have to be studying for the entire four-month funding period for you to be eligible for the payment - studying during any part of the period is sufficient. You must keep records of educators who are studying (for example, evidence of enrolment in study). You will be required to supply these documents to our audit or licensing teams if requested, and the payment may be recovered if no evidence is available.