OSCAR After school Care

OSCAR stands for Out of School Care and Recreation and is located at the OSCAR RECREATION HOUSE, 155 Disraeli Street.

The YMCA is the largest provider of OSCAR programme in New Zealand

Children are registered at the YMCA after school care programme for 40 weeks per annum.

The YMCA bus, and Vans collect children from 13 primary, Intermediate and High schools (from Makauri to Wainui) and transport them to the YMCA for organised, structured fun activities, an afternoon snack, and assistance with homework until they are collected by their parents or caregivers.

Children are collected from their schools and looked after until collected by their caregiver. This programme ensures that no child needs to be at risk.


YMCA OSCAR RECREATION HOUSE, 155 Disraeli Street, Gisborne.


Monday- Friday 2:30-5:45pm during each school term


$16.00 per child per day- regular bookings

$20.00 per child per day -casual bookings

(Transport and afternoon snack provided)

Winz subsidies available for qualifying families- ask us about details and forms.

Age range

Nippers-5-7 years

Juniors-8-10 years

Seniors-11-13 years

What we offer

Our experienced Oscar vans collect each child from their school and bring them back to Oscar House where they have a range of activities to engage in whilst waiting for all the children to be collected from each school.

Snack is provided and children have the option of fruit each day to compliment each snack.

Children are put into their age range group and start the activity of the day with their supervisors.

Recreational activities are offered at multiple sites which include Gisborne Intermediate, Netball, Badminton, Basketball and  Squash courts, Stadium and our Disraeli Street site.

We offer assistance with homework from 5pm till 5:45pm

You can download a copy of our OSCARE Policies and Procedures here

You can download a copy of our Code of Practice here

Can I collect my child early

Yes you can, but we do encourage you to allow the kids to get the full experience of each day by letting them engage in each activity for as long as possible.

How do I register my child

Registration forms are available at the Main YMCA or download a form here:

Oscar Registration forms