The OSCAR (Out of School Care and Recreational) Subsidy is a non-taxable payment that aims to assist low income caregivers to enter and remain in employment. It can also be used for families where the principal caregiver, or the child or children of the principal caregiver are experiencing, serious ill health or disability.
So that you can get a subsidy from the day your child starts the programme, you need to apply before your child’s first day. This is especially important for school holidays.
Where we advertise fees as being "with the full WINZ subsidy" this refers to receiving the top hourly rate and for the total hours enrolled. The rate and hours of the subsidy is not determined by MASH.
WINZ have a fantastic calculator that will show you how much you are eligible for with us, but also if you are eligble for any other payments. Click the blue link below to start:
If you need help filling this out please phone WINZ on 0800 559 009 or give us a call on 03 366 9408 as our staff may be able to help. If you need any other WINZ form's completed, please contact us.