• Chipmunks Invercargill Out of School Care service delivers a fun and relaxed environment for children aged 5 – 11 years (Year 8).

      Before School Care

      Our dedicated Before School Care team provides breakfast, assist with homework and keep your children safe and entertained with a variety of activities.

      The program is located at Chipmunks Playland & Café on 103 Spey Street, Invercargill.

      What we do:

      • Provide breakfast + milo, milk or juice
      • Ensure teeth are brushed. Toothbrushes are supplied
      • Help with any last minute homework
      • Entertain with games, all in a safe and friendly environment
      • Drop children to school at 8:30am in our dedicated Chipmunks vehicles
      • We have two to three staff each morning with a minimum ratio of 1 adult to every 10 children.

      Programme Hours:

      • We open at 7:00am and drop children to school after 8:30 am. We ensure your Children are not late to class.


      • All our vehicles are registered and warranted and our staff carry a full NZ Drivers Licence. We pride ourselves on being safe and alert drivers. Our sign written vans are equipped with full seat belt harnesses for added safety.


      • Minimum charge of $9.50 per morning*.

      *Charged from 7:00am onwards. Includes breakfast and school drop-offs. In most circumstances, Work and Income’s OSCAR subsidy* covers most of this charge. (See below for more on this subsidy).


    • *What is an OSCAR subsidy?

      Out of School Care and Recreation Subsidy (OSCAR) is provided by Work and Income (formerly Work and Income New Zealand or WINZ) to eligible parents or caregivers of young children to help access child care services

      You can learn more about the subsidy and eligibility here.