Otara Pool and Leisure Centre

Otara Kauri Kids

Address: Newbury Street, Otara
Phone: 09 261 8395

Ōtara Kauri Kids’ vision is the three C’s: Confident, Complete and Competent. We equip our children to build confidence and trust in themselves. They learn to complete their tasks to a high standard and to believe in themselves as competent learners.

We offer lots of activities in the centre that work with children’s interests and needs, and also get involved with community activities such as the cultural celebrations at the local library, free dental check-ups and the Ōtara programme against bullying.

There are three parents’ evenings a year and we encourage parental involvement, welcoming parents on trips, providing feedback and setting goals with us for their children.

We work alongside CREATE Charitable trust, which helps educate parents about the importance of childcare, as well as having a close relationship with Bairds Mainsfreight and Yendarra Primary schools which we visit for one day a week, four weeks prior to the starting date.

We are lucky to be part of Ōtara Pool and Leisure Centre and swimming lessons can be provided.

All Kauri Kids childcare centres are committed to Te Whāriki, the New Zealand early childhood curriculum, and offer 20 hours free ECE. WINZ subsidies may also be available for your family. Visit the WINZ website for more information.

Otara Kauri Kids hours

Monday – Friday: 7.30am-5.30pm
Weekends: Closed

Otara Kauri Kids costs

Fees effective 22nd August 2016:

Over two year olds: $5.50/hour
Under two year olds: $6.00/hour
Parent on site: $4.60/hour

Out of school care (OSCAR)

Not sure what to do with the kids after school? Book them into out of school care (OSCAR) at Otara Pool and Leisure Centre and we’ll take care of them for you! It’s affordable and easy – we drop your kids off in the morning or pick them up from selected local schools and bring them back to the centre for afternoon tea, activities, sports, reading, homework and arts and crafts.

Times and prices are as follows:

  • After school care ONLY 3-6pm: $75 per week
  • Before and after school: $86.80

It’s CYF approved and WINZ subsidies may also be available for your family. Visit the WINZ website for more information.