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Out of School Care and Recreational Services

Sumner Out of School Care and Recreational Services (SOSCARS) is a non-profit organisation based at Sumner School. We offer quality, affordable out of school care for children aged 5-13 years from the Sumner and surrounding areas.  Our programmes are designed to be recreational and fun, combining structured activities with free play.  We provide opportunities for enjoyment in a safe and caring environment. 

Your child will be cared for by experienced staff who are trained, highly motivated and professional, who believe in the SOSCARS philosophy that children can learn, develop and grow with the opportunity of play. 

Before and after school services operate from 7:30am to 8:30am and 3:00pm – 6:00pm Monday to Friday during the term. The holiday programme operates from 8:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday in school term breaks and over the summer school holiday period. SOSCARS does not run on Public Holidays or over the Christmas/New Year period. 

SOSCARS is Child, Youth and Family Services accredited and WINZ childcare and OSCAR subsidies are available for eligible families.  Visit winz.govt.nz to see if you qualify.


Before + After School Care        

  • $6.00 per child per hour (permanent booking)
  • $6.50 per child per hour (casual booking)

Holiday Programme                       

  • 8:00am -3:00pm: $30.00 per child per day
  • 3:00pm -5:30pm: $6.00 per child per hour (permanent booking) / $6.50 per child per hour (casual)

(Those that stay after 5pm will be charged only half hour).          

10% discount available for 2 or more children from the same family attending on same day.

(Fees correct at 1/4/2012 and are subject to change without notice)


Old dental clinic, Wiggins St (Office & morning programme)

Sumner New School Hall, Dryden St (Holiday & afternoon programme)

Contact Details

Phone 326 5333
Cell 022 080 2648


30 Wiggins St
Christchurch 8081

Postal Address

PO Box 17560
Christchurch 8840