About YMCA Gisborne Inc

The YMCA is the largest provider of OSCAR programme in New Zealand, delivering before, after school and holiday programmes across 16 YMCA's nationally.

OSCAR stands for Out of School Care and Recreation and is located at 3 sites in Gisborne:OSCAR RECREATION HOUSE located at 155 Disraeli Street, Te Wharau School Hall and Kaiti School Hall.

If it's before school care you're looking for, our Breakfast Club offers a 6:45am start, where you drop the kids at OSCAR Disraeli Street, and we take care of the rest. That includes a tasty, nutritious meal to get the mind focused, transport to school and all with plenty of time for the kids to catch up with friends before the bell goes.

Maybe its after school care that's on your list and with our YMCA vans collecting children from 13 primary, Intermediate and High schools (from Makauri to Wainui), we've got pick ups covered too. Our team transport your child to the YMCA for organised, structured fun activities, an afternoon snack, and assistance with homework until they are collected by their parents or caregivers.

Let's not forget our action packed Holiday Programmes that offer all day care, with fantastic activities, amazing adventures and a whole heap of fun.

Our activities are age appropriate and incorporate a range of recreational and non recreational activities all complying with our OSCAR and MSD standards.

WINZ subsidies may be available to qualifying families and our team can assist with processing, so feel free to chat to us.

It's now even easier to get before, after school and holiday care sorted with quality, engaging activities, we know both you and your children will love.

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Everyday is a great day at OSCAR and our team of awesome staff ensure your child is engaged and having a blast.


Delivering a huge range of recreational activities, OSCAR is the best step in before and after school care.

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