A very warm welcome to our new and improved website.

Quality Child Care Provider Since 2009

OurKidz NZ OSCAR has been operational since December 2009, catering for a holiday programme at the Kaiapoi Bulldogs League rooms. The League rooms were badly damaged in the 2010 earthquakes and we had then relocated to the Kaiapoi Borough School. It has been a long and successful journey for us all and we are now at full capacity for this site.

We offer:

  • Before school programme from 7am to 8.45am

  • After school programme from 2.45pm to 6pm or 3pm to 6pm for surrounding school communities.

  • Our holiday programmes operate from 7.30am to 5.30pm daily and an option for families who require a half-day session which ends at 3pm.

OurKidz NZ OSCAR is a Ministry of Social Development (MSD) approved provider and undertake accreditation reviews every two years by a member of MSD Accreditation team. With this accreditation approval we can offer parents/caregivers the opportunity of applying for the OSCAR Subsidy from Work and Income.


April Holiday Programme

2021 Easter Holiday Break: 19 April to 30 April - 7.30am to 5.30pm daily

Chocolates, chocolates and more chocolates this time of year, but we will limit the intake of chocolates we promise. :-)
The only thing on offer will be games, sporting activities, visits to other venue and of course we always make sure to have some more fun too. Keep an eye on our FB page for planned holiday activities coming soon. 

If you wish to use our programmes at Kaiapoi or Amberley, please do get an enrolment form from you area to complete and get back to us before the programmes commence. 

Please call 021 0274 6031 or email ourkidz.oscar@outlook.com if further information is required. 

We have a fun filled lineup of activities for all to enjoy. Do come and join us for the holiday programmes hosted at Kaiapoi or Amberley. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Half day 7.30am to 12.30pm - R35.00 per session 

Full day 7.30am to 5.30pm - R50.00 per session

OSCAR Subsidy may be available from Work & Income 


Started in Term 2, 2020

What a wonderful start to our St Patricks Kaiapoi site. We welcomed some new students and their families to our programmes and continue to provide for some existing students and their families. The children love the outdoors so heaps of outside play is mostly enjoyed, and we do have some crafty kiddos who love to design and create various things from time to time.
If you and your children are keen to come by and see what we get up to please feel free to come visit anytime before school 7am to 8.3am and after school 3pm to 6pm.


Wow what a couple of exciting weeks we have had so far. Our Amberley site is doing well and we have been super creative. Outside play and swimming is great and having the Domain at the front door is amazing, as well as having the beach just a wee drive away. We are all having so much fun.



Happy, Healthy and Content Children

Parents lead busy lives, and we are here to alleviate some of the daily stresses by taking care of your children while you are at work. We offer a variety of childcare services, so please browse the options below and get in touch with any questions. Enrolling your children is easy, choose the programme and the days you are needing to have the children cared for. Before and After school programmes are booked every year, for terms 1 through to 4. Should you wish to change your bookings during term, we require you to please complete a change form. Holiday programmes are booked every holidays.

Healthy Breakfast

7AM TO 8.45AM

Breakfast may be available to the children who get an early start to their school day.

Having a healthy breakfast before starting a school day is linked to improved concentration, increased energy, a higher intake of vitamins and minerals, and even a healthier body weight. Breakfast is especially important for young students whose brains use up about half of the body’s energy.

2.50PM TO 6PM

Socializing is important after a day at school.

We understand the importance of caring for your children in a safe and effective way. With all of the activities we provide, parents can rest assured that your children are safe and are given a number of opportunities to explore a wide range of possibilities to have fun.


Please let us know what your childcare requirements  are and we can provide an actual weekly cost for your family.



7.30AM TO 5.30PM

Holiday Activities for all to enjoy.

Holidays are always so much fun for our group. We have opportunities to visit different places and enjoy the outings on bus trips. Whether it is to the beach, the park, or playground, we look forward to having heaps of fun together.


I love having you guys as like an extended family for my kids and I, I would seriously be lost without all you amazing ladies, so thank you for everything you continue to do for us! xx


Keep up the wonderful work you and all the other ladies do...you may not be told often but your hard work is really appreciated. 😊😊


Thank you so much for having him, I really appreciate the wonderful care you and the team have provided Zaiden, I know he does also.
It's been such a great help to me!!


And thank you so much for all your support and wonderful care of Lucas over the years, Debbie. :-) We have greatly appreciated how flexible you have been with his bookings due to my shift work - it made our lives a lot less stressful so a massive THANK YOU!!


I have been put on maternity leave earlier than I was expecting. Thank you so much for having her, I truly appreciate it and couldn't have advanced at work so far without Oscar!


U ladies are the best... thank you


Thank you again for everything. My boy is enjoying OSCAR and the girls working for you are all lovely.


Awesome Carers, awesome kids, awesome places to visit. The main thing that was evident when I was driving the bus was the love and companionship shown to the kids. Keep it up guys.



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