About OSCAR Network

The OSCAR Network is a not for profit organisation providing professional development to OSCAR programmes.  We aspire to safe, accessible and enriching programmes centering on the child and their family.
We provide information on; setting up new programmes, and once running, ensure your programme is kept up to date with legal compliance.  We run regular training opportunities and offer help with; employment matters, health and safety issues and programme resources, support with; challenging behaviours, volunteers committees as well as, general advice and support to management and staff in order to ensure children are enriched by their OSCAR experience.

Become a member of the OSCAR Network        

Membership includes:                                               

µ  Advocacy

µ  Dedicated member’s only section on our website

µ  Programme map

µ  Situations Vacant


µ  Social media

µ  Subsidised training workshops

µ  Support and advice


The OSCAR network is committed to promoting our sector whenever we can.  There are 1600 OSCAR Programmes in New Zealand employing approximately  8000 children’s workers who look after 80,000 children EACH DAY.  We are vitally important to the wellbeing of these children and their families, and the New Zealand economy. 

Part of our role is to curate and disseminate up to the minute information relevant to our sector.  You may already receive our weekly enews.  With our revamped website we have included a MEMBER’S ONLY section that is full of important information members may access.  If there is something you require that isn’t there just us to find out for you.

There is a lot of traffic on our website on the find a programme map.  Ensure your programme is there so that caregivers can access you at the press of a button.

It can be expensive adverting for staff but not on our free (to members) Situations Vacant page.