About Us

Baxter's Buddies is an exciting Before/After School and Holiday Programme for Years 0 to 8 School Children, based in the Halswell Area of Christchurch.

Our Before and After School Care programmes are based at Seven Oaks School.

Baxters Buddies is run by parents who all have many years of combined experience working as teachers, teacher aides, and home-based child carers. We make sure your children are getting the best possible care while they are with us.

We are flexible in our approach to bookings, offering both regular and casual days and believe after school care should always be fun, educational and child-centered.

Our before school care service runs daily Monday to Friday from 7:00 am (breakfast is included) until school drop off at 8:30 am.

For after-school care, all children are collected by our supervisors at designated meeting spots at their respective schools. They are then driven back to Seven Oaks School. All vans have certified booster seats.

We offer flexible pick up times, which means there is no rush to get to your little ones as they are safely in our care up until 6 pm daily.

We also run exciting, active holiday programmes with daily fun excursions planned.

Baxters Buddies is designed to make yours and your child's/rens lives easier.

Our aim is for all our buddies to feel that we are like a second home.

A place where they have fun and can enjoy themselves with their friends.

Fun/Fitness Focussed

Sport and active games are always a part of our before and after school care sessions.


With a specialist Art Room we are never short of creative arts/crafts activities to keep our buddies busy.

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