Out of School Care North Shore

Enriching After School Care with The Y (formerly known as YMCA) North Shore

Our programme is planned around three themes - Active, Creative and Life Skills. This provides a well-rounded range of activities which will keep your child engaged at their own pace as they wind down from a busy school day.

Y Out of School Care is available in the following locations:

Sunnybrae Normal School

26 Sunnybrae Road, Hillcrest

021 223 8452 (Programme)

09 480 7099 (Enquiries)

View Sunnybrae Normal programme and prices

Warkworth Primary

35 Hill Street, Warkworth

027 700 8605 (Programme)

021 962 295 (Enquiries)

View Warkworth Primary programme and prices

Greenhithe Primary

Isobel Road, Greenhithe

Phone: 021 323 383 (Programme)

Phone: 09 480 7099 (Enquiries)

View April 2022 Holiday Programme

Kauri Park School

16 McGlashen Place, Beach Haven

Phone: 021 223 8452 (Programme)

Phone: 09 480 7099 (Enquiries)

View April 2022 Holiday Programme

Safeguarding children, young people, families and staff

The Y is Aotearoa’s first and only accredited organisation through the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF).

Safeguarding is a fundamental part of our culture and a culture shared with all of our staff, customers and members. To support this we have:

  • Designated Safeguarding Staff
  • Clear policies and protocols promoting safe and best practice for our customers and staff including safe recruitment practices.
  • Compulsory safeguarding induction and ongoing training requirements for all staff
  • The Y Safeguarding Code of Conduct provides staff clear guidance and guidelines

The Y - Your trusted Out of School Care provider


The Y is New Zealand's first and only Child-Safe accredited organisation obtained by the ACF - Australian Childhood Foundation. Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility and here at The Y we are leading from the front to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children, young people, families and staff

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Community Support

As a not-for-profit organisation The Y is a charity. We are committed to strengthening families and youth development. Any surpluses made by The Y are reinvested back into the community through our causes. We also provide Fee Assistance to individuals that are not able to use our services due to financial hardship.

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When we run Before / After Care or Holiday Programmes from the school's premises we make sure that our programmes are affordable. We are here to help and work alongside the school to make sure that the needs of our community are met. We also have WINZ subsidies available to assist.

Audited and Approved by MSD

Our programme is approved by MSD - Ministry of Social Development. This means our programme meets certain standards for approval and is regularly audited for quality assurance purposes. We are fully transparent and also share our MSD audit reports with the school.

Staff:Child Ratios

To ensure the safety and quality of the programme we operate under strict ratios. A minimum of 2 staff per programme. There is 1 staff to 10 kids and 1 staff to every 6 to 8 kids for trip-based activities. For water based activities we have 1 staff to every 4 kids.

Administration and Training

We take full responsibility of all the administration required to run the programmes. This includes bookings, parent communication, WINZ processes, recruitment, on-going training, record keeping, financial, audits etc. We also keep the school and parents in the loop where required.

Programme information