Out of School Care

A safe, secure home environment for school aged children – before or after school and term breaks.

Bright Futures can support both children and whãnau by providing a safe, secure home environment for school aged children before or after school.


• We ensure children are provided with opportunities to relax and enjoy themselves

• School aged children will be offered a stimulating and varied programme of activities, appropriate for children’s ages and development and allow children choice

• Our Educarers will document children’s learning experiences as learning stories so you can see what your child has been doing in out of school care

Some great things about Bright Futures out of school care:

• We are licenced to provide out of school care by the Ministry of Education

• We maintain required Ministry of Education ratios – Up to 6 children (up to 13 years old) can be present in the home, up to 4 children can be present in the home that provides licensed home based ECE

• Our Visiting Teachers support our Educarers by visiting the homes, providing support and guidance as required

• Our Visiting Teachers monitor Ministry of Education regulations including child ratios, safe environments, equipment and learning programmes

• WINZ OSCAR subsidies are available (criteria applies)

• Our fees are very reasonable at $4.50 per hour. A sibling discount rate may be available on request

• In many cases Educarer’s can provide transport although this is not guaranteed. Transport fees will apply.

At Bright Futures we:

• Believe in the value of Tuakana Teina, providing children of different ages with rich learning opportunities in a supported environment

• Recognise the importance of early relationships and attachments to Educarers as young children begin their school journey

• Value the importance of reciprocal, responsive relationships with parents and whãnau

• Provide flexible, affordable out of school care for school aged children (up to 13 years of age) in a home environment

Talk to us today about out of school care for your child.

“Bright Futures childcare and learning is a service of Napier Family Centre, an award winning not for profit social service agency. Any surpluses we make go right back in, to help provide a better service to our local communities.”