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    I have a son who will be two when we arrive in Wellington. Does anyone have any idea of the cost of childcare? Would only be for a couple of days a week as i will work part time.

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    When we arrived in Wellington we had first a nanny. This is more or less private care for the child but is it also expensive. We paid 320 NZ$ a week and we had to bring the food.
    After one month we found a place for our daughter in a day care. There she is with a lot of other kids and she is very happy. This costs us NZ$ 225.-- a week. We have to bring the nappies and the formula (if needed).
    But better lock for a space before you are here. Some day care have a long waiting list. The good thing is, not like in Australia, you don't have to pay anything to be put on the waiting list. "Early Days" is a daycare all over the place.
    Got Job offer in November 2007
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    Thanks for your reply. Childcare is a lot cheaper than in the UK! Think we will have to wait until we get there as not sure exactly where we will buy a house.

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