oscars: before and after school care


Through OPEYS, the Royal New Zealand Plunket trust provides programmes for children attending Otumoetai Primary School.

Before school: 7.15am to 8.35am

After school: 3.00pm to 5.30pm

OPEYS OSCAR Before School and After School programmes are held at the Otumoetai Baptist Church, across Otumoetai Road from the Otumoetai Primary School.


The OPEYS OSCAR philosophy is that children will experience positive relationships in a secure and happy environment where cultural differences and family values are acknowledged.  A child-centred programme facilitates the development of self-esteem, confidence, independence and interest in learning.  The programmes incorporate group and individual activities, active and passive play, indoor and outdoor activities. They take into account children’s ages, interests, developmental levels, cultural and personal backgrounds and special needs.

Staff and children have a ‘walking school bus’ to and from the school.  Children are able to go from the after school programme to sports practices, music, drama and dance classes held in the school grounds and staff will collect them to return to OSCARS.

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A nourishing afternoon tea is provided.


All OPEYS OSCAR programmes are CYF’s approved and WINZ subsidies are available.


Registration Fee: $10.00

Hourly rate: $8.00

Casual hourly: $9.00

Minimum charge per session after school: $8.00

Minimum charge per session before school: $4.00

Permanent full time after school (5 days from 3.00pm - 5.30pm): $ 90.00 (*10% discount)

Permanent full time before school (5 days from 7.15am - 8.35am): $45.00 (*10% discount)

*10% discount for families of 2 or more children attending OPEYS OSCAR at the same time.