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.

From the start of 2022 we are running programmes from the following sites:

South Hornby School Hall    –          Before and After School and Holiday programmes,

Wigram Primary School Hall     –    After School programmes

St Bernadettes Parish Hall    –         Before School, After School and Holiday programmes.

Gilberthorpes School Hall    –         After School programmes

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

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 to/from some of the surrounding schools.

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