ECE Funding Key Dates 2017 and 2018

Key dates for early childhood education (ECE) services for 2017 and 2018.

Funding Calendar 2017

Day and DateIDDescription
Sunday, 1 January SH New Year’s Day
Wednesday, 4 January SH Ministry of Education national office reopens
Wednesday, 1 February RS7 March 2017 electronic RS7 submissions open
Monday, 6 February SH Waitangi Day
Wednesday, 8 February RS7 March 2017 RS7 due date
Mid February EQI Equity Index (EQI) scores for new and merged services and reviews due to services
Wednesday, 1 March PMT March 2017 ECE operational funding payment
Monday, 6 March RS7 March 2017 RS7 due date for 20 March payment
Friday, 14 April SH Good Friday
Monday, 17 April SH Easter Monday
Tuesday, 25 April SH ANZAC Day
Thursday, 1 June RS7 July 2017 electronic RS7 submissions open
Monday, 5 June SH Queen’s Birthday
Thursday, 8 June RS7 July 2017 RS7 due date
Friday, 30 June FD Financial declaration for financial year end in 2016 due
Monday, 3 July PMT July 2017 ECE operational funding payment (incl ATIS)
Wednesday, 5 July RS7 July 2017 RS7 due date for 20 July payment
Sunday, 1 October RS7 November 2017 electronic RS7 submissions open
Friday, 6 October RS7 November 2017 RS7 due date
Monday, 23 October SH Labour Day
Wednesday, 1 November PMT November 2017 ECE operational funding payment
Monday, 6 November RS7 November 2017 RS7 due date for 20 November payment
Monday, 25 December SH Christmas Day
Tuesday, 26 December SH Boxing Day

Funding Calendar 2018

Day and DateIDDescription
Monday, 1 January SH New Year’s Day
Wednesday, 3 January - Ministry of Education national office reopens
Thursday, 1 February RS7 March 2018 electronic RS7 submissions open
Tuesday, 6 February SH Waitangi Day
Thursday, 8 February RS7 March 2018 RS7 due date
Mid February EQI Equity Index (EQI) scores for new and merged services and reviews due to services
Thursday, 1 March PMT March 2018 ECE operational funding payment
Tuesday, 6 March RS7 March 2018 RS7 due date for 20 March payment
Friday, 30 March SH Good Friday
Monday, 2 April SH Easter Monday
Wednesday, 25 April SH ANZAC Day
Friday, 1 June RS7 July 2018 electronic RS7 submissions open
Monday, 4 June SH Queen’s Birthday
Friday, 8 June RS7 July 2018 RS7 due date
Saturday, 30 June FD Financial declaration for financial year end in 2017 due
Monday, 2 July PMT July 2018 ECE operational funding payment (incl ATIS)
Thursday, 5 July RS7 July 2018 RS7 due date for 20 July payment
Monday, 1 October RS7 November 2018 electronic RS7 submissions open
Friday, 5 October RS7 November 2018 RS7 due date
Monday, 22 October SH Labour Day
Thursday, 1 November PMT November 2018 ECE operational funding payment
Tuesday, 6 November RS7 November 2018 RS7 due date for 20 November payment
Tuesday, 25 December SH Christmas Day
Wednesday, 26 December SH Boxing Day

Key to indicators

IndicatorDescription
RS7 RS7 Return funding
SH Statutory Holiday – NB: services cannot claim SH in advance
EQI Equity Index for funding
PMT Early Childhood operational funding payment
FD Financial Declaration Collection

Further reminders on dates and important information will be advertised on the Education.govt.nz and in He Pānui Kōhungahunga – the Early Learning Bulletin 

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