Before / After School Care
After School Care (ASC):
Matua Community Hall, cnr Levers & Hall Rds - we have a separate "seniors lounge" (8+ yrs)! Pickups from Matua School, Bellevue Primary - Otumoetai Intermediate children make their own way to us (on rainy days we try arrange to pick up) .
Golden Sands School, Papamoa - based in the MPS. NEW: pickups from Suzanne Aubert Catholic School
Papamoa Community Centre (PCC) (the library building) - pick ups from Tahatai Coast, Te Akau ki Papamoa
Papamoa Sport and Rec Centre (PSRC) (Gordon Spratt Reserve) - Pickups from Papamoa Primary, Te Akau Ki Papamoa, Papamoa College make their own way to us. Specialised extra curricular sport/activities are offered privately onsite at PSRC, eg. karate, dance, art, martial arts, swimming - we will usher children to these activities. Click here to see the activities available at PSRC (to be booked through the separate providers).
Before School Care (BSC): Matua Community Hall (7am - 8.30am, with session options)
Fairhaven School, Te Puke (7am - 8.30am, with session options)
Arataki Community Centre (from 6.45am, session options available) - drops offs to Arataki Primary, St Thomas More, Omanu Primary, Mt Intermediate, Tahatai Coast School
Papamoa Sport & Rec Centre (from 6.45am, session options available) - drops offs to Tahatai Coast School, Te Akau ki Papamoa, Papamoa Primary, Golden Sands School
Waipuna Park Hall (7am-8.30am, with session options) - drops offs to Maungatapu, Selwyn Ridge, Welcome Bay Primary
We'll take NEW ENTRANTS to their classroom after Before School Care and collect them from their classrooms for After School Care until they are confident making their way to us.
Please let us know if you would like this service.
Click on your school to see a map of the meeting / Pickup spot
We're super easy for children to spot at pickups !
Our General Daily Routine at After School Care
2.30pm/3.00pm Roll, Afternoon Tea, structured freeplay
3.40pm A planned enrichment activity is offered each day, offering children the opportunity to CREATE, PLAY and MAKE , in the form of arts and crafts, games, physical activity, theatre sports (eg. role-play, dancing), kitchen or science-based activities.
Per MSD directions, we encourage but do not insist children join in the structured enrichment activity. A wide variety of choice activities, including colouring, playdough, lego, card games, cars, imagination games, ball games and outside play are always available for those who choose not to join in the planned enrichment activity, and our staff are ready to facilitate child-led activities and games too :-)
4.30 pm - 4.45pm Tidy up, Roll
4.50pm - 5.10pm Homework support offered
(children must come when called)
4.45pm - 5.15pm (winter) or 5.30pm (summer)
Outside play (weather depending), or quiet inside freeplay
6.00pm Programme closes