Y Kids Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR)

Before and After School Care and Holiday Programmes at the YMCA.

YMCA is the largest provider of Y Kids OSCAR programmes in New Zealand. We provide a service that is affordable and convenient for parents and which is safe and fun for the children. We do a large amount of recreation, as well as helping with everything from homework to art and sport. Children have access to our huge recreational facilities on site, including basketball courts, playing fields, and to our swimming pool during the summer. We have dedicated staff and we offer unique opportunities to try different activities on our ‘clubs’ days ranging from music, dance, Te Reo, science, arts and crafts and gardening club.

The YMCA’s Y Kids programme can arrange transport for children from their school. Transport to and from your child’s after school activities can be arranged as part of the programme.

Y Kids Holiday Programme Venues

Whanganui, Bulls, Feilding and Palmerston North.

Whanganui: YMCA Community Centre, 125 Grey Street, Whanganui. Entrance on GF Moore Drive.
Bulls: St. James Church Hall, 10 Daniel Street, Bulls.
Feilding: Room 17 at North Street School, 52 North Street, Feilding. (Children are transported to Palmerston North at 8.30am in the Holidays.)
Palmerston North: YMCA Palmerston North, 148 Park Road.

Y Kids OSCAR Term Venues

Whanganui, Bulls, Feilding, Linton and Palmerston North.

Whanganui: YMCA Community Centre, 125 Grey Street, Whanganui. Entrance on GF Moore Drive.
Bulls: St. James Church Hall, 10 Daniel Street, Bulls.
Feilding: Room 17 at North Street School, 52 North Street, Feilding.
Palmerston North: YMCA Palmerston North, 148 Park Road.
Linton: Linton Community Centre, Puttick Road, Linton.

What we offer

YMCA Central has a number of holiday programmes designed to provide your child with a safe environment to enjoy and thrive in during the holidays.

Programmes include day trips filled with fun and excitement – enjoy cooking, sports and recreation on our amazing sites, visiting adventure parks and swimming pools, and go-kart racing!  We offer the option for certain age groups to visit Camp Raukawa for a week where they’ll experience the best in outdoor education (kayaking, archery and much more). Limited spaces are available on all our programmes. Subsidies are available from WINZ for holiday programmes and Camp Raukawa. Call WINZ on 0800 559 009 to see if you are eligible.

Y Kids TERM PRICES

OSCAR TERM TIME

Costs per day:
BULLS:
$15 per morning, or $60 full week, (mornings).
$20 per afternoon, or $85 full week, (afternoons).
$130 full time, both mornings and afternoons.

WHANGANUI:
$15 per morning, or $60 full week, (mornings).
$22 per afternoon, or $85 full week, (afternoons).
$130 full time, both mornings and afternoons.

FEILDING and PALMERSTON NORTH:
$12.50 per morning, or $55 full week, (mornings).
$20 per afternoon, or $85 full week, (afternoons).
$130 full time, both mornings and afternoons.

LINTON:
$12.50 per morning, or $55 full week, (mornings).
$18 per afternoon, or $80 full week, (afternoons).
$125 full time, both mornings and afternoons.

OSCAR HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

Costs for Holiday Programmes vary per centre:
All venues require: a $50 deposit upon enrolment. Please see the venue specific Holiday Programmes for specific prices and dates. 

Subsidies

Many of you will be able to use Government subsidies. All of the YMCA Holiday Programmes are approved for government subsidies which mean that eligible families can receive a large discount off programme fees. For information on whether you qualify please speak to Davina at WINZ—0800 559 009 or give us a call at either of our offices.
All children must be registered to attend the programme.
Programmes are limited by maximum numbers (please register early to avoid disappointment).
Please contact us for your holiday programme information.

Click here to see the OSCAR Holiday Programmes page

Click here to see the OSCAR Before and After School Care page