Enhancing Children's Play: Whakarewa i te taakaroa tamariki
We are a non-profit making organisation dedicated to providing information to OSCAR (Out of School Care And Recreation) programmes.
The OSCAR Network provides information on establishment, policies, funding, training, management and staff support, resources and the general running of an Out of School programme.
What is OSCAR?
OSCAR is the term used for out of school care and recreation services that operate for school aged children aged 5 –14 years.
Programmes may operate before school, after school or during school holidays. OSCAR services vary throughout New Zealand reflecting the diversity of their communities
The OSCAR Network provides support to programmes but is not a programme provider. We do not assess, endorse, approve, license or fund programmes.
Our Aim is to:
Promote, support and network for safe, accessible and affordable OSCAR services centering around the needs of the child and their whanau.
Ensure quality OSCAR services are child centred, fun and safe to meet the recreation and social needs of the child and their whanau.
The OSCAR Network in Christchurch has a well-earned reputation for working co-operatively alongside groups and agencies.
At our office at 25 Disraeli St, we have:
- Liz Hawes- Coordinator
- Pam Hughes - Coordinator
- Helen Kidd- Coordinator
- Amanda Murray - Advisor
- Sharon Williams - Office Administrator
Please contact the Network should you require any further information. We are happy to answer any query you may have.
Why become a member of the OSCAR Network in Christchurch? click here
Acknowledging our Funders
The OSCAR Network could not operate without the generous support of the following funding agencies:
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