Play Time After School and Holiday Fun is a NZ owned, owner-managed, independent (not franchised) OSCAR programme provider based in the Bay of Plenty.
We provide a fun, friendly, caring, structured and respectful environment for children aged 5 – 13 yrs with a high level of staff engagement. Your children will feel valued and special during their time with us, while their safety is of paramount importance. Play Time before and after school care and holiday programmes are interesting and stimulating with a variety of age-appropriate activities to engage different personalities, energy levels, genders, cultures and ages.
We are proud Bay of Plenty locals and we aim to become a positive part of the school communities in which we operate.
We hold Ministry of Social Development Social Sector Accreditation Status (OSCAR accreditation) so the WINZ OSCAR subsidy is available to eligible families. Download WINZ forms here.
We have an open-door policy so please feel free to call us at any time, we would love to hear from you and answer any questions.
For references, see our Parent Feedback.
"During play, children ... increase their social competence and emotional maturity. Smilansky and Shefatya (1990) contend that school success largely depends on children’s ability to interact positively with their peers and adults. Play is vital to children’s social development." (Quote from article Why is play important, https://nz.education.com)
Hand-in-hand with this, a 2016 report by the Department of Youth and Children Affairs, Ireland, found the following: "Children were asked to design their ideal or imagined after-school care. ‘Play’ was by far the most frequently mentioned category. Playing outside, relational play and tech play feature most prominently."
We care about the safety of each and every child in our care, and have policies and procedures in place to ensure we provide the lowest risks in any given situation.
At least one of our staff members on site are fully trained in First Aid, and have a current up-to-date certificate to back this up. Please ensure you provide up-to-date contact information and let us know as soon as possible if your circumstances change so that we can update our records.
All incidents are reported and written up and you will be notified on collection of your child as to the circumstances of the incident. Please let us know if you have any issues or would like to discuss anything in further detail.
We have a friendly, passionate and experienced team at Play Time. We are proud to be local and we aim to become a positive part of the local school communities in which we operate.
We hold Ministry of Social Development Social Sector Accreditation Status which means we meet and exceed OSCAR guidelines. Our staff are all police vetted and trained in our policies and procedures.
We have an open-door policy so please feel free to call us at any time. We would love to hear from you and answer any questions.
OSCAR WINZ Subsidies