O.S.C.A.R Childcare (Out of school care and recreation)

A project of Southland Mature Employment Charitable Trust

After school and holiday childcare is an approved O.S.C.A.R programme for children aged 5 - 13 years and is a project of Southland Mature Employment Charitable Trust.

After school Programmes operate at:

  • Windsor North School hall
  • Sacred Heart Parish Hall
  • Invercargill Middle School hall
  • Waihopai Primary School park unit
  • New River Primary
  • Myross Bush School Activity Centre

Transport is available from other city schools. Regular and causal enrolments accepted.

View our Charge Sheet.

Hours Available: 3 - 6pm

Holiday Programmes

Holiday Programmes operating at:

  • Windsor North primary School
  • Invercargill Middle School Hall

Hours Available: 7am - 6pm

Work & Income subsidies available for all programmes. Children must be enrolled prior to attending a programme.

Changes to benefits and Childcare Assistance in April 2016

Enrolment forms are available on the website.

FID (Foot in Door)

“Foot in the Door” to return job seekers aged 55 & over to Southlands workforce

Rack Card

Employment Enquiry Form (Prospective Employee)

Employment Enquiry Form (Prospective Employer)

Pick Up Service

This is primarily aimed at other community organisations, schools, churches and anyone who has a need to be transported. This service is available Monday to Friday 9am - 2pm during the school term or 9am - 5pm during the holidays. The cost for this service is by form of a donation.


No job is too big or too small. We offer competitive prices.

For more information contact us.



Why volunteer?

Perhaps you want to develop existing skills or learn new ones. Possibly you need to gain confidence or experience for work or you would just like to meet people, be useful and have fun.

For further information about all our services, contact us on (03) 218 9520 or email