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About the Otago University Childcare Association

The OUCA is a chartered Early Childhood Service administered by the Director and an elected Management Committee.

It is financially supported by the University of Otago and therefore staff and students of the University of Otago receive priority placements. 

The main source of income is from the Ministry of Education Bulk funding, which includes 20 hrs ECE childcare for all children over 3 years of age, and from parent fees.

Morning tea, a cooked lunch and afternoon tea are provided at all centres. 20 hours ECE childcare, to a maximum of 6 hrs per day available for all 3 and 4 year olds.

WINZ subsidies provide financial assistance to families based on income. For more information see