SAFETY AT SKIDS

THE SAFETY AND WELLBEING OF THE CHILDREN IN OUR CARE IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.



‘I have recommended sKids to other parents, my main reason being the peace of mind I get from knowing that my children are safe and accounted for each day after school’  Rasmika (Parent)

 Industry Compliant

There have been many changes in the Out of School Care industry recently. sKids have implemented new systems in response to legislative changes such as the Vulnerable Children Act, Workplace Health & Safety and more recently the Food Act.

 OSCAR Accreditation Standard, Level 3

There have also been changes in compliance with the Ministry of Social Development raising the OSCAR Accreditation Standards to Level 3. All sKids programmes have OSCAR Approval status which allows eligible parents to access Work & Income NZ OSCAR subsidies. sKids Head Office oversees the operation of the programmes, providing all necessary policies and documentation, and training for staff and business operators. We are subject to regular inspection visits by the MSD OSCAR assessors.

 Staff: Child Ratios

1:10 with a minimum of 2 staff on site at any time. Holiday Programme trip days 1:8 and higher risk activities such as swimming, 1:4.