SAFE – FUN – QUALITY
Our Before School, After School and Holiday Programmes aim to deliver on our Vision Statement of:
“Safe and Happy Children, Happy Parents, Happy Families, Helping Families Reach Their Goals”.
All of our After School Care and Holiday Programmes comply with government regulations and are audited on a regular basis. As a parent you could be eligible for an OSCAR Subsidy which will help you with your fees. Click on the WINZ link to see what help you would get.
School’s Out is not school. It is a time for your children to relax and enjoy themselves. There is no compulsion to participate in any particular activity. Children are presented with a choice of activities in specific locations. It could be quiet reading, it could be a board game, it could be a boisterous game outside, it could be a quiet chat with some friends, it could be working on one of the computers. Activities are usually planned with a weekly theme in mind with staff guiding the children to make it a memorable experience.
In 2007 we set out to provide a great service for children and their families. A place where incredibly talented and passionate people could make a positive difference to the lives of children.
Back then we were part of Kidicorp Education and Care Centres but now we are an independent social enterprise wholly owned by the Wright Family Foundation. This means that School’s Out is a not for profit organization with any surpluses being reinvested into the local community. As a consequence, we not only have a positive influence on those directly involved in our centres but we can also play a role in improving the lives of those in the wider society.
As we continue on our journey we attempt to ensure that what we are delivering is the ‘World’s Best’ service delivered by the ‘World’s Best’ people. Although facilities and equipment are important it is really the ideas, talents and energy of the people that is going to make a real difference.
A qualified and experienced manager is employed at each School’s Out centre to ensure the high standard of care, attention and education is maintained consistently. Our staff all enjoy interacting with, and caring for children. They are dedicated to providing your child/ren with the best quality care, recreation and education. Our staff have a variety of qualifications and experience and participate in ongoing training to further develop their skills and knowledge. All staff are police checked and employed in accordance with Ministry of Social Development Standards of Approval. All centres are supported by our School’s Out National Office.
We have taken considerable time and care to develop policies and practices that will ensure your child’s safety, security and wellbeing at all times. Copies of our policies are available through our centre office.