ElimKids OSCAR Holiday Programme
ElimKids OSCAR provides awesome Holiday Programme options. We know all too well how challenging it can be to keep your kids entertained while you’re at work. We’re here to keep your kids busy with the widest range of all-inclusive, safe, active, challenging and chilled out experiences, all in one space. We’ll get your kids offsite on trips around the Bay, keep them busy with art and craft projects, sports competitions, outdoor games and swimming – we’ve got you covered during the holidays!
Holiday Programmes run 6.45am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. If you’re needing an early start, we’ll even provide a healthy, nutritious breakfast option if that’s what you’re used to with our Term Care programme. You’ll need to ensure you pre-book for this quickly, as it is popular!
Fees, OSCAR Subsidy and Absences
Registrations for Holiday Programme are made via our online parent portal, or in person at the OSCAR office. Please let us know immediately if any of the contact or pick up details change so we can continue to ensure your child’s safety.
Holiday Programme operates 8.00am to 4.30pm daily. Fees start at $48 per day
Extended care 6.45-8.00am and 4.30-5.30pm is available $7.00 per session .
Some families may be entitled to OSCAR Subsidy from Work and Income New Zealand. For further information, please speak with the OSCAR office, or visit www.workandincome.govt.nz.
We will help you complete your WINZ paperwork upon enrolment.
Pick up after the programme closes at 5.30pm are charged at $25.00 per child, for every 15minute increment (or part thereof). The programme is not licensed to care for your child outside of programme hours.
Absences and Sick Children
Please advise us by 8.30am if your child will be absent from programme. Absences are charged at full booked daily rate. Please keep your child home for 24hours after any vomiting or diarrhea.
Holiday bookings are subject to payment in full, in advance of programme commencing, except WINZ bookings, which require a parent portion deposit, or confirmation of full subsidy.
Invoices are issued in advance via email with payment due the Thursday prior to programme commencing. Cash and EFTPOS payments are accepted at the OSCAR office. Our preferred method of payment is automatic payment. Bank details are shown at the bottom of your invoice – please ensure to reference your payment with your SURNAME and INVOICE NUMBER to ensure your payment is allocated correctly.
What Should my Child Bring Along?
- A large, nutritious lunch and refillable drink bottle
- Sunhat, Togs and Towel, every day (in summer months)
- Warm jersey/jacket and walking shoes (in winter months)
- A super-amazing attitude and listening ears turned on
PLEASE clearly label and name ALL of your child’s belongings
What Should my Child Leave at Home?
We ask that children DO NOT bring any valuables to the programme. ElimKids does not accept responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged items. Spending money is not required – unless specified for Seniors only.
We provide a full breakfast and free play activities every morning, followed by a drop-off service to school. Following our pick-up service, the afternoon programme includes fully catered afternoon tea, homework groups and free play options.
Find out more about making bookings and what our fees are. Choose a pick up point near you and learn how easy it is to enrol your children.
There are always risks involved with holiday programmes. ElimKids manages risk by having and implementing our OSCAR Programme Policies and procedures. These documents have safety procedures, as well as rules and guidelines for children (and staff) that must be followed.
We recognise that risk taking is an important part of growing up and learning. We actively promote extending children’s boundaries and encourage skill development through a wide variety of activities. Tree-climbing, outdoor play, rock walling, waka ama, paintball, horse-back riding and mountain-biking are all activities we encourage children to have a go at, at age-appropriate levels.