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. 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 to ascertain the suitability of our programme to meet your child’s needs and for your child to have the best experience possible.
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’.
Bookings are essential as we need to know who is attending daily. All payments are made via direct debit. Please register online.
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)
Available to approved families. For more information on WINZ or to see if you qualify visit the WINZ Website.
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
Our Head Chef at Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre is now providing a healthy afternoon tea for all of our Wellington region Oscar sites.