Information For Parents

Information For Parents

Kidz Inc has been operating quality OSCAR school holiday and after school programmes for Dunedin children aged 5 to 14 years since April 2005.

We are an Independent OSCAR Service Provider.

We provide

  • Small holiday programme groups which means that your child is known by our staff and activities can be personalised
  • Peer support activities which means that your child is well supported to build confidence and make friends
  • Activity-based programmes which means your child is exposed to a wide range of project experiences
  • Meaningful integration for children of international parents
Find out more about us from our community:
Call or txt 'info' to reserve your child’s place on 021 982 216 or book online. See Services or Events for more information.
Click to find out the DUNEDIN location closest to you.

School Holiday Programmes
You can book your child/children in for one or two days, a week or for the entire two-week period. You can drop your child off from 8.30am and collection can be anytime in the afternoon until 5.30pm.

We currently run Kidz Inc Tinker School.

After School Programmes
You can book your child/children in for one or two days, a week, on a casual basis or for the entire school term. The service operates from school from 3.00pm to 5.30pm five days a week.

We currently have the Kidz Inc North East Valley OSCAR after school programme operating. You can drop your child off from 3.00pm and collection can be anytime in the afternoon until 5.30pm.

Alternatively Kidz Inc can arrange transport to pick your child/ren up from their school for an additional fee.

Contact our Kidz Inc team on 021 982 216 or email to check availability in your preferred location.

Enrolment Process
Please complete an enrolment form for your child/ren. This provides us with contact details, medical conditions and other duty of care information so we can deliver a quality, safe and supportive environment. Go to the download page for the enrolment form.

Drop off & Pick up
When children are dropped off and picked up, parents or guardians are required to sign in and sign out the child with a signature and the time that they are dropped off and collected.

Parents are invoiced monthly for the after school OSCAR service. New Clients and Parents using the holiday programme OSCAR service are invoiced at the commencement of the programme and are expected to pay a deposit to secure a place.

Our preferred method of payment is direct credit into the Kidz Inc Tinker School bank account. The account details are supplied on the invoice.

For parents seeking long term use of the holiday care service, there are payment plans available that reduce the cost of the service and spreads the payment over 12 months.

Snacks & Lunches
We encourage healthy eating habits and include cooking and food technology into our activities. On days when the children are required to bring their own lunches we suggest that they have snacks for morning & afternoon tea and a good lunch. An example may be a small yoghurt, piece of fruit, muesli bar, salad type sandwich or bun, and muffin.

Please go to the download page for the flyer ‘Information for Parents’

WINZ Subsidy Applications
Kidz Inc is an independent OSCAR provider. Due to the nature of the activities we provide, we fall outside the requirements for accreditation. 

Further WINZ Information: OSCAR Subsidy
This is called the OSCAR Subsidy (Out of School Care and Recreation Subsidy) and is for children aged 5 to 13 (or up to 18 if they receive a Child Disability Allowance). It helps towards the costs of before and after school care of up to 20 hours a week, and school holiday programmes of up to 50 hours a week.

You could get this subsidy if you:
Are working, doing a work related activity or studying, or
Seriously ill or disabled, or
Paid a Child Disability Allowance for any of your children

To qualify for either subsidy you must also meet these conditions:
• you must be the main caregiver of the child and
• your family must be on a low or middle income (this could be income support) and
• you must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and
• your child must have at least 3 hours of care a week.
If you don’t know how many hours of care you’ll need each week (because you are a casual or on-call worker for instance), we’ll talk with you about your options when you apply for a subsidy.

How to apply for a subsidy
You can apply for your Accommodation Supplement and/or Childcare Assistance by using the online application form - available on the Working for Families website or you can call Work and Income on 0800 559 009 and they will send you a form to fill in.

You’ll need to get part of the form filled in by the person who runs your Kidz Inc OSCAR service.

Work and Income will review your subsidy every 6 months and send you a special form to fill in. Your early childhood programme or OSCAR programme has to fill in part of it to confirm your child’s attendance.

The Childcare Subsidy and holidays
Work and Income will automatically stop all subsidies when the programme you use closes for holidays and restart them when the centre reopens.

The OSCAR Subsidy and school holidays
If you get an OSCAR Subsidy during the year, Work and Income will send you a form 28 days before the end of each school term to ask about your care needs for the school holidays and the next term. Work and Income can pay for more hours of care during the holidays.

To find out more information call 0800 559 009. Go the the downloads page for more information about help with childcare costs.

For bookings and enquires go through our contact page or call 021 982216
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