We will take care of your child before or after school
YMCA OSCAR programmes are much more than a child-minding service. They are recreation based, and the aim is to meet the needs of children in their out of school hours in a fun, safe and learning environment. Each child is a different, unique person in their own right. While they have commonalities, their uniqueness should be embraced and fostered.
Each programme offers a variety of activities that may include arts and crafts, sports and games and some incorporate homework activities. We provide a safe environment for your child to relax in after their day at school while ensuring there are stimulating options for those still with energy.
Every child is unique; our programmes allow for the diversity in age, gender, and background of each child while encompassing the individual needs and interests. Should you have any concerns about your child, or if your child has special requirements whether dietary or other, please take the time to discuss this with your centre manager. It is important that you notify us of any information we may need to know in order to ascertain the suitability of our programme to meet your child’s needs and for your child to have the best experience possible.
Bookings are essential as we need to know who is attending on a daily basis. Payments can be made via internet banking. Please register online here. All of our programmes are MSD approved to operating OSCAR standards. For you this means your child participates in a nationally approved programme and, should your family qualify, enables you to receive a Work and Income subsidy.
The four values of the YMCA are Caring, Respect, Honesty, and Responsibility. They are the foundation of building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities. They are how we ‘make a difference’.
Our programme staff are fully trained, and we work with staff ratios of 1:10 with a minimum of two staff on site at all times.
What our programmes include
- Fun interactive activities
- Healthy afternoon tea
- Trained staff
YMCA ASC Registration Form 2018 - Complete all pages and sign the terms & conditions on page 3. We will be unable to process your registration until we receive the signed registration form. If you are applying online you do not need to complete this form.
NEW: Adventure Club ASC at Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre
Adventure Club is an After School Care Programme with a difference! This is the opportunity to get the kids outdoors after a day at school
Tuesdays and Thursdays at Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre.
Activities to include things such as: Rock Climbing, Archery, Mountain Biking, High Ropes, Kayaking, Orienteering and other outdoor education activities
This is a specialty programme with limited numbers and only runs 2 days per week so a great addition to the traditional after-school care activities once or twice a week.Available only to students aged 8-15 based in Upper Hutt schools. Students will be picked up from school in the YMCA van and transported to YMCA Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre, Students will then be returned to YMCA Upper Hutt (Somme Road) for pick up at 6pm.
Starts: Tuesday 5th and 7th of June.
Cost: $35 per session