About OSCN

We help people working in OSCAR to connect, learn from experiences and see their work as part of a bigger picture.

The Out of School Care Network (OSCN) was established in Auckland in 1990 by out of school service providers and child care advocates who were concerned about a lack of minimum standards, recognised training or adequate funding for after school and school holiday programmes. OSCN was formally incorporated in 1993 and at this time began employing staff. OSCN currently has 3 part-time staff and is governed by a group of trustees with an extensive background in the OSCAR sector. (Read more about how OSCN started and our first newsletter.)

OSCN has over 200 member organisations (sole traders, companies, community organisations, schools and local authorities) that operate before/after school and holiday programmes. These are located in schools, community and recreation centres, churches, early childhood centres and sports facilities. Originally OSCN's work was based mainly in the Auckland region but changes in the sector mean that our services are now offered more widely.

Feedback, concerns, complaints

Please send any feedback, concerns or complaints regarding OSCN’s services to either

The OSCN Manager: oscn.manager@xtra.co.nz

The OSCN Chairperson: oscn.chair@xtra.co.nz

Our complaints policy can be viewed here.   We will provide a response within 5 working days

OSCN provides training, support and information to programmes but we are not an OSCAR programme providerWe do not assess, endorse, license or fund OSCAR programmes.

Contact OSCN
09 366 0320