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

Our Programmes Include

Quality Assurance

We understand that it’s hard for parents to leave their kids in other people’s care, that’s why we take safety very seriously. YMCA Before and After School Care Programmes are proudly approved and audited by The Ministry of Social Development (MSD)

WINZ Subsidies

Available to approved families. For more information on WINZ or to see if you qualify visit the WINZ Website. Please note: WINZ bookings cannot be booked online, please contact your local YMCA for more details

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Trained Staff

All YMCA Before and After School Care Staff undergo police checks, inducted and receive on-going training which include Child Protection, Behaviour Management and Health & Safety

Before & After School Care is available across the Wellington Region

Belmont School

027 717 0922
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Cashmere Ave School

027 702 5843
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Crofton Downs School

027 839 4783
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Khandallah School

027 839 5370
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Mount Cook School

027 782 0794
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Raroa Intermediate

027 335 0183
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Silverstream School

027 244 2608
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Te Aro School

027 703 5705
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Titahi Bay School

021 082 99256
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Trentham School

027 704 7093
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Cancellations

Please either contact your centre directly or email y-kids@ymcawellington.org.nz.

There is no charge for cancellations notified more than 4 calendar days in advance.  After this time, the full fee applies.

Accounts & Finance

Rebecca White
04 568 3252 extn 708
rebecca@ymcawellington.org.nz

Important information for parents

- Terms & Conditions

- OSCAR Outdoor Education Policies & Procedures

For more information about holiday programmes, get in touch!

Contact us

contact@ymcawellington.org.nz

Head Office Support Centre

04 568 3252

PO Box 30247, Lower Hutt 5010