About Us

Horizons Oscar is based in Hornby, Christchurch under the Hornby Presbyterian Community Trust banner and, up until September 2012, we were known as Hornby Presbyterian Community Oscar.

We have been running our OSCAR childcare programmes in Christchurch since 2002 when the City Council approached us to manage one of their childcare programmes at Gilberthorpe School. This led to them asking us to take on two other local after school care and holiday programme locations. In July 2015 we decided to open a before school programme from our Sockburn site, giving us four Oscar programmes.

Due to school movements in 2019 we decided to run only 2 programmes. Our Sockburn programme will run from the Reima Centre at 27 Amyes Rd and our Hornby programme will run from the St Bernadettes Parish Hall at St Bernadettes School. It was decided to run Before school programmes from both of these Oscar’s and both Oscar’s will run Holiday programmes for both weeks of the School Holidays. From Term 4 2019 we will also be running a After School programme from Wigram School Hall.

We are committed to providing quality, affordable childcare programmes for the community.

We have been restructuring our programmes and rebranding so that we can provide the best before school, after school and school holiday programme care that we can.  At Horizons Oscar we endeavour to create an atmosphere where your children feel safe and secure. We offer a well supervised, fun, safe, learning environment for your child. We aim to help the children learn good values, experience new challenges and develop new skills.

Children are provided with breakfast in the before school, afternoon tea, help with homework, structured activities and time for free play.

We are able to provide transport from some of the surrounding schools.

All our OSCAR staff are police checked and well trained. We work on an on-site staff ratio of 1:10 and 1:8 ratio when on outings.