Before / After School Care



After School Care (ASC):  from school close till 6pm
Matua Community Hall *promo Term 1 see blog page - we have a separate "seniors lounge" (8+ yrs)!  Pick-ups from Matua School, Bellevue Primary  - Otumoetai Intermediate children make their own way to us.   

Fairhaven School, Te Puke - children from rural schools catch the bus to us

Arataki Community Hall *promo Term 1 see blog page - picks ups from Arataki Primary, St Thomas More, Mt Primary, Omanu Primary, Te Kura O Matapihi, Mt Intermed  Papamoa Community Centre (PCC) *promo Term 1 see blog page pick ups from Te Akau ki, Tahatai Coast
Papamoa Sport and Rec Centre (PSRC) *promo Term 1 see blog pagePick ups from Papamoa Primary, Te Akau Ki, Golden Sands, Papamoa College make their own way to us.  At PSRC, specialised sport/activities are offered privately onsite, eg. karate, dance, art, martial arts - we are happy to usher children to these activities if parents wish to sign up. Click here to see the activities available (to be booked through separate providers). 

Before School Care (BSC):                         
Matua Community Hall (7am-8.30am, w session options)
Fairhaven School, Te Puke (7.30am - 8.30am)

Arataki Community Hall (6.45am - 8.45am) - drops offs to Arataki Primary, St Thomas More, Omanu Primary, Mt Primary, Mt Intermediate
Papamoa Community Centre (PCC) (6.45am - 8.45am) - drop offs to Te Akau ki, Tahatai Coast, Golden Sands, Papamoa College, Papamoa Primary

Our 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

If there's anything else you would like to know please contact us


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.

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Call Thurla: 021 1919 222  Email:  Tauranga, Bay of Plenty New Zealand