All Kidsbase programmes are Ministry of Social Development Approved (MSD) Approved which means not only do we meet and exceed all operational requirements, but you may also qualify for a WINZ (Work and Income) subsidy to assist with the programme costs.

Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) Subsidy is a payment which helps families with the costs of before and after school care for up to 20 hours a week, and school holiday programmes for up to 50 hours a week.

Important information

To receive your OSCAR subsidy from the day your child starts the programme, you need to submit your application to us before your child’s first day. This is especially important at school holidays.

Please find links below to assist with your WINZ Oscar Subsidy.

Click on this link to be directed to the WINZ Oscar Subsidy Information Page

Current Work and Income Subsidy rates and thresholds