There is no set number, but a baby who attends nursery from 6 months would be a good point in time to start thinking about if you have no other choice.

Most Kindergarten’s in New Zealand accept children between 2 and 5 years old. 

Kindergarten’s can cost $5-$6 per hour and home-based care can start around $4-$5. Nanny is a premium, personal service, so expect to pay around $15-$20 per hour

Kindergarten’s can cost $5-$6 per hour and home-based care can start around $4-$5. Nanny is a premium, personal service, so expect to pay around $15-$20 per hour