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FamilyBoost is a childcare payment to help eligible households pay for the cost of early childhood education (ECE).

Eligible parents and caregivers will be able to claim up to 25% of their weekly childcare fees, or a maximum of $975 every 3-months.

Childcare fees can include optional charges and services, they do not include donations.

Claims for FamilyBoost are for the household, not for each individual child.

Who can get FamilyBoost

Your clients may be able to receive FamilyBoost if they:

  • are the caregiver of a child or children aged 5 and under
  • have household income of less than $180,000 a year
  • have costs from a licensed early childhood education (ECE) provider
  • are a tax resident of New Zealand.

Claiming FamilyBoost

If you have any clients who may be eligible for FamilyBoost, they will need to start saving copies of their invoices from 1 July 2024.

They will be able to register for FamilyBoost in myIR from mid-September and can submit their claim for 1 July – 30 September 2024 from 1 October 2024.

Your clients can add you as a nominated person for their FamilyBoost account if you will be acting on their behalf.

More information

More information about FamilyBoost can be found on our website.


From 1 July 2024, there will be tools that allow your clients to check if they're eligible and to get an estimate of how much they may be able to claim.

Last updated: 01 Jul 2024
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