Term Care Programme

Before School Care : 6:45am to 8:45am
After School Care : School Finish to 5:30pm

We are not open on public holidays, but we do offer extended programmes in some instances, to cover  Teacher Only Days and early school closures for parent interviews and half days.

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.

Bookings, Fees and Absences


Registrations for Term Care 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.

Full Week (BSC and ASC) – $115.00
Full Week (BSC only) – $55.00
Full Week (ASC only) – $90.00
Casual BSC (per day) – $12.00
Casual ASC (per day) $18.50

WINZ Subsidy:
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.

Late Fee:
Pick ups 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.

Un-notified Absence Fee:
An absent fee of $15 per child, per absence is charged when drivers are held up looking for your child/children at school.

Absences & Sick:
Please advise us by 1pm if your child will be absent. Please keep your child home for 24hours after any vomiting or diarrhoea. Absences are charged a full booked daily rate.

Invoices are issued weekly via email. Term Care fees and parent portions are due payable in the current week of care. 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.

Pick up Points

Parkvale School – 2.45pm Directly outside School Office
Mayfair School – 2.30pm Staff Carpark, Grove Road entrance
Raureka School – 3.00pm Staff Carpark Gordon Road
Hastings Central School – 2.45pm Karamu Road gate at the Bus Stop
Ebbett Park School – 2.35pm Students go directly to School Hall

Frimley School –  2.50pm Directly outside School Office
Hastings Christian School – 3.00pm Staff Carpark, next to junior playground
Mahora School – 3.05pm Directly outside School Office
St Mary’s School – 2.50pm Outside Madonna Maria Church at Frederick Street gate
Heretaunga Intermediate –  3.00pm Staff Carpark on Orchard Road
Hastings Intermediate – 3.05pm To the left of the school gate on Hastings Street
St Josephs Primary School – 2.50pm Junior Playground
St Matthews Primary School – 3.05pm Playground directly outside School Office, King Street
Karamu High School – 3.10pm Grove Road, opposite Sussex Street intersection
Hastings Boys High School – 3.05pm 1st school gate, Karamu Road South
TKKM o Te Wananga Whare Tapere o Takitimu – 3.05pm Albert St School Office, wait in classrooms for Driver to collect

Before School drop-offs are at the same collection points

Holiday Programmes

We provide a number of great holiday care options to keep your kids entertained while you’re busy.

We’ll keep the kids engaged and entertained with loads of fun and interesting stuff.  Programmes always include a great mix of on-site and off-site activities designed to keep them busy in a safe and nurturing environment.

Holiday programmes run January, April, July, October and December.  ElimKids OSCAR is closed Christmas and New Year week(s) to give our staff a well-deserved holiday.

Get in Touch

Call: 06 876 3551
Address: 405 Victoria St, Hastings

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