Overview

Here at Baxter’s Buddies we provide a TOP QUALITY programme which ensures your child/children are well cared for and that they have an enjoyable and rewarding time through a stimulating range of activities for your child.

Our attendees and their whanau love our programmes, for a number of reasons…
The Programme is extremely fun and is structured to meet the needs and development of children. It includes a huge range of activities, including but not limited to sports/activities, homework time, art and craft.

Whanau can have piece of mind, with staff being carefully chosen for their experience and enjoyment of working in child-care. Breakfast and Afternoon Tea is provided to either set your child up for the day or sustain them in the afternoon.

Parents can also request reading or homework supervision.

Children play an active role in deciding what type of activities they’d like to do within the designated time-slots and are actively involved in forming agreed-upon expectations of behaviour.

The Programme includes a daily focus on positive behaviour and rewards.

Included in the Programme is a school drop off (morning) and school pick-up (afternoon).

We also have home pick-ups and drop-offs to after school activities available at a special price for all our buddies.

10% off when two or more children are regular attendees.

Before-School Care

We currently provide a morning care service for pupils at the following schools: Seven Oaks, Halswell, Ladbrooks, Knights Stream, Oaklands, Hoon Hay, Aidanfield Christian and Our Lady of Assumption.

We are Ministry of Social Development Accredited and have WINZ subsidies available for eligible parents/carers.

After-School Care

The schools we currently enrol in our after school care program are the following: Halswell, Oaklands, Knights Stream, Ladbrooks and Seven Oaks.

We welcome shift workers and casual bookings on a weekly basis as well as re-occurring at no additional cost than a regular booking.

Check out below the:

  • Run of the After School Programme
  • Bookings options and pricing

Run of the After School Programme

3:00pm: Pick up our buddies from Halswell, Ladbrooks, Knights Stream and Oaklands schools daily at the designated meeting spots. Children are transported to Seven Oaks School in the Baxter’s Buddies vans/cars.

3:15-3:30pm: Healthy afternoon tea provided and drink of water and/or milk.

3:30-4:00pm: Those children whose parents have requested reading or homework supervision will be helped during this time. Children who are not required to do homework will participate in supervised free choice activities.

4:00pm-5:00pm: Mat time to discuss their play options for the day and also share news and we go over the behaviour of the week. Each week the buddies have different themed activities, which are chosen by the children. Baxter’s Buddies believes after school care should always be fun and fitness/interest focused and have age related activities. During this time we split into Year 4’s and above and Year 3’s and below.

5:00pm: Mat Time and Awards for the buddies of they day. We have a weekly behaviour value, e.g kindness or patience which we encourage our buddies to practice.

5:15 – 6:00pm: Supervised free choice until they go home.

Booking options and prices

Before School Programme

• $12.50 incl. GST/session
• From 7:00am for breakfast
• Drop off to school

After School Programme (up to 3 hours)

• $19.50 incl. GST/session
• Complimentary pick-up from school
• Children must be collected by 6:00pm
• Afternoon tea included

After School Programme (up to 1 hour) PLUS Cabs4Kids drop-off service 0-5km

  • $22 incl. GST/session
  • Pick up from school AND drop-off home or activity
  • Afternoon tea included

After School Programme (up to 1 hour) PLUS Cabs4Kids drop-off service 5-10km

  • $27.50 incl. GST/session
  • Pick up from school AND drop-off home or activity
  • Afternoon tea included

After School Programme (1-3 hours) PLUS Cabs4Kids drop-off service 0-5km

  • $29 incl. GST/session
  • Pick up from school AND drop-off home or activity
  • Afternoon tea included
  • Addition siblings 50% discount

After School Programme (1-3 hours) PLUS Cabs4Kids drop-off service 5-10km

  • $34 incl. GST/session
  • Pick up from school AND drop-off home or activity
  • Afternoon tea included
  • Addition siblings 50% discount

PLUS! If a sibling is booked in the same programme and booking option there is 10% off the second siblings booking in before and after care.


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