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THE POD

GREYTOWN’S After school care
& holiday programme

23-25 Wood Street, Greytown

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THE POD

GREYTOWN’S After school care
& holiday programme

Before School Care and After School Care

Before School Care

For parents who start their day early or commute to Wellington, you can drop your children from 7.00am – 9.00am. They can gently wake with some quiet activities, have some breakfast and be safely walked to school by one of the Pod team. Greytown School is a 7-minute walk.

If you are commuting, The Pod is an 8-minute drive to Woodside Station.

Before School Prices

7am – 9am (cost per hour)

1st Child 2nd Child Family (3+ Children)
$8 $7 $7

Booking Information

All before care services are charged at an hourly rate and require two day’s notice for cancelled days.

After School Care

Our after-school programme is available for children from 3.00pm to 6.00pm. Our after-school programme caters to the individual needs of our children, with fun and physical activities, relaxation, homework and more.

The programme involves

School pick-up

Our Pod team arrives at Greytown School before bell-time and meets the children. From there, they walk back to The Pod.

Afternoon tea

We know how hungry children are after school! We provide favourites like cheese toasties, muffins, fruit and more. They need some energy for what comes next!

Games and activities

The Pod team makes sure children find activities for the afternoon and that they are all included and happy.

We offer:

  • Organised games
  • Trampoline
  • Flying fox
  • Scooter park
  • Arts and crafts
  • Indoor games, toys and puzzles
  • Chilling out in a beanbag with a book

Homework supervision

Our Pod team provides individual homework support and supervision. Children can start or complete their homework after school with us, helping to take pressure off in the evening, and free up time in the evening to enjoy together!

After School Prices

3pm – 6pm (cost per hour)

1st Child 2nd Child Family (3+ Children)
$8 $7 $7

Booking Information

All after school services are charged at an hourly rate and require two day’s notice for cancelled days.

School holiday programmes

School holidays can be a time of stress, worry and sometimes guilt for working parents. Let all that go with our holiday programmes that children really want to come to! Our fun and flexible holiday programmes are designed to meet a wide range of needs and interests.

Our holiday programmes options are:

  • Full day: 8.00am – 5.30pm
  • Half day: 9.00am – 3.00pm

Children have a range of great activities available. The Pod team makes sure children find activities for the day and that they are included and happy.

We offer:

  • Organised games
  • Trampoline
  • Flying fox
  • Scooter park
  • Arts and crafts
  • Indoor games, toys and puzzles
  • Chilling out in a beanbag with a book
  • Swimming in summer (safely fenced and fully supervised pool onsite)
  • Themed and special fun days
  • Short excursions such as bike riding for older children
  • Outdoor play throughout the year, often in the mud in winter

All children need morning tea, lunch and a drink bottle. With a kitchen onsite, our team are happy to heat up any lunch items or last night’s dinner for their lunch! Children are welcome to bring bikes, scooters and skateboards to use on our scooter park. Technology and ICT devices are also welcome, although their use is closely monitored by a member of our team and we do implement time restrictions on their use while at The Pod.

School Holiday Prices

Holiday Programme 1st Child 2nd Child Family (3+ Children)
Half Day 9am – 3pm (6hrs) $39 $39 $110
Full Day 8am – 5.30pm (8.5hrs) $51 $51 $140

Booking Information

While we try to be as flexible as we can, we understand that sometimes plans change, or the grandparents arrive in town and offer to babysit! While we are happy to ‘swap’ days where possible, missed or cancelled days are charged at the full rate.

Health and Fitness Programme

We are proud to be partnering with SMAC Featherston to offer an exciting new health and fitness programme.

Whether you’re a working parent, or just want the chance for your kids to learn about health, exercise, resilience and sport in one comprehensive, full afternoon programme, we would love your child to join us. 
We are excited to provide an afternoon guaranteed to keep kids off their devices, developing skills, getting healthy and having fun!

  • Brought to you by former world champion martial arts and muay thai trainer Victoria Nansen; she has a passion for helping kids lead happy and healthy lives.
  • A session for all fitness needs, for those training for competitive sport, to individual skill development and fun martial arts training, we will develop comprehensive health and training personalised programmes for your child’s health, fitness and sporting needs.
  • From fundamental movement skills, to high performance training.
  • Both practical and theoretical learning – nutrition, goal setting, games, exercise and more!
  • Including school pick-up and afternoon tea, so you’re off duty all afternoon!
  • Every Wednesday after school from 3.30pm – 5.00pm. $20 for one-off sessions, or $150 for Term 2. Kids will be picked up from Greytown School.

“Teaching kids to make healthy life choices and increasing resilience in young people through exercise, education and goal setting.”

Find out more

If you’re keen for your child to join us for Term 2 and the new health and fitness programme, please contact us today using the links on our contact page.

You can also find out more by downloading our Healthy Lifestyles booklet.

Teacher-only and other special days

The Pod stays in touch with local schools and offers childcare services when school is closed during term-time or for half-days, for teacher-only days, teacher/parent meetings or teacher meetings.