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.