Out of School Care in Hamilton

Fun either side of the school day at YMCA Hamilton Recreation Centre

Hamilton YMCA have 13 locations where we provide Out of School Care for children and young people.

before and after school programmes provide a safe, fun space for children to attend within the school grounds outside of school hours.

We strive to help all children reach their full potential in mind, body and spirit. We do this through a range of activities, from cooking and crafts, to sports and role play and quite zones.

 We also encourage communication, teamwork and help children develop social skills by teaching the core YMCA values of Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Honesty.

We provide a light afternoon tea which changes daily. This always includes fruit or vegetables along with sandwiches, crackers or popcorn. Taking into consideration children's allergies or restrictions and catering accordingly.

 WINZ subsidies are available to parents who qualify. Please note that parents/caregivers that are applying for Work and Income subsidies must come into our office on Pembroke Street to complete their booking.


After School Care Locations

  • Melville Primary School
  • Hamilton West School
  • Silverdale Normal School
  • Woodstock School
  • Hukanui School
  • Endeavour Primary School
  • Rototuna Junior High School
  • Horsham Downs Primary School
  • Forest Lake Primary School
  • Te Ao Marama School 
  • Cambridge East Primary School
  • Puketaha Primary School
  • Te Kowhai Primary School **NEW**

Programme Hours

Melville Primary School
Monday - Friday

After Care: 2.45pm-5.30pm
Hamilton West School
Monday - Friday

Before Care: 7.00am-8.30am
After Care: 3.00pm-6.00pm
Silverdale Normal School
Monday - Friday

Before Care: 7.30am-8.30am
After Care: 3.00pm-6.00pm
Woodstock School
Monday - Friday

After Care: 2.45pm-6.00pm
Hukanui School
Monday - Friday

Before Care: 7.30am-8.30am
After Care: 3.00pm-6.00pm
Endeavour Primary School
Monday - Friday

Before Care: 7.00am-8.30am
After Care: 3.00pm-6.00pm
Rototuna Junior High School
Monday - Friday

After Care: 3.15pm-6.00pm
Horsham Downs Primary School
Monday - Friday

Before Care: 7.30am-8.30am
After Care: 3.00pm-6.00pm
Forest Lake Primary School
Monday - Friday

Before Care: 7am-8.30am
After Care: 2.45pm-5.30pm
Te Ao Marama School
Monday - Friday

After Care: 2:30pm-6:00pm
Puketaha Primary School
Monday - Friday

Before Care: 7am-8:20am
After Care: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Cambridge East Primary School
Monday - Friday

Before Care: 7:30am-8:30am
After Care: 3:00pm-5:30pm
Te Kowhai Primary School **NEW**
Monday-Friday
Before Care: 7:00am-8:30am
After Care: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Our Programmes Include

WINZ Subsidies

Making it affordable for families.Subsidies are available to approved families. For more information on WINZ or to see if you qualify click here

Quality Assurance

We understand that it’s hard for parents to leave their kids in other people’s care, that’s why we take safety very seriously. YMCA Before and After School Care Programmes are proudly approved and audited by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) 

Trained Staff

All YMCA Before and After School Care Staff undergo comprehensive police checks. The staff are inducted and receive on-going training which includes Child Protection, Behaviour Management and Health & Safety.

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