• Holiday Programme OSCAR assistants required

    We are seeking some awesome child-focused reliable and trustworthy people to work on our holiday programmes during the year.

    You must be available for at least 20 hours a week during each of the following programmes:

    January – the last two weeks of school holidays before schools go back.
    April – two weeks
    July – two weeks
    September/October – two weeks.

    Our possible open hours will be 7.30am to 5.30pm depending on whānau/families’ needs.

    You must be calm, unflappable, warm, kind and able to maintain good boundaries with tamariki without being punitive.

    If this sounds like you, take a look at our job description here

    Please email a full CV with the names of at least two recent referees to Eddie Hayes,

  • Permanent OSCAR supervisor position available

    Due to our previous permanent OSCAR supervisor moving on, we are seeking a new permanent OSCAR supervisor.

    You will be someone who loves working with tamariki and has a passion for giving children the best care possible. You will be warm, friendly and approachable to both children and their whānau as well as with other staff members and members of the public. Kindness and compassion is a must and you will also need to know how to hold appropriate boundaries with tamariki and be able to mentor junior staff and volunteers. You’ll have plenty of experience on OSCAR programmes and in other kinds of childcare as well as personal experience with caring for children in your whānau. You will have great organisational skills and a great sense of humour.

    This is not an entry level position and would suit someone who has considerable maturity and knows how to conduct themselves professionally.

    If this sounds like you, read our job description here and email your CV and cover letter to Eddie Hayes at

  • Financial Mentoring

    Financial mentoring takes a strengths-based non-judgmental approach to empower individuals and whānau to take control of their money. Our Financial Mentor is our Family Support Worker Cath Smith and she walks alongside people to work out what they need to do and how they can take charge of their finances.

    Contact us on to refer yourself or another person.

  • Nau mai ki te 2024 i Woolston Development Project!

    Starting soon:

    Walking Group – every term time Monday at 10am

    Gentle Yoga – every term time Monday and Wednesday at 6pm. You must book with Caitlyn. $10pp

    Already resumed:

    Women’s Social Support Group – see page for latest details

    Out of School Care (OSCAR) – after school programme has resumed following a great holiday programme in January. We have vacancies on this programme

    After the Bell – the new name for our programme previously known as Depo. This involves age specific activities for tamariki in the 10 to 13 year old age bracket.

  • Yoga classes starting term 4

    Hey everyone!

    Exciting news! We will now be offering 2 weekly Gentle Yoga Classes ✨

    Beginners are welcome, as we move mindfully before finding stillness. This is an opportunity to recharge, so you feel refreshed and sleep well

    Monday & Wednesday 6 – 7PM 

    10 weeks from 9 Oct to 13 Dec (excluding Labour Day)

    Woolston Development Project, 497 Ferry Rd, Woolston

     On street parking

    $10 / class 

    Or 10 week block deals available 

    BYO mat &/or blanket

    Bookings essential 

    To book your spot or find out more, feel free to DM me or WDP

    See you on the mat!

  • Morning OSCAR Supervisor – Holiday Programmes required – Again

    Do you love working with primary school aged children?

    Do you have experience working as an OSCAR supervisor? Or as a teacher aide or teacher?

    Are you great at problem solving and managing children’s behaviour?

    Are you a clear and effective communicator and are you good at delegating tasks to other staff members?

    If this sounds like you, you might enjoy working on our holiday programmes as Morning Supervisor. Our holiday programmes run for 2 weeks in each of January, April, July and October and there may be relief work available during term time.

    Please note that this is not an entry level position. You must have appropriate experience.

    You must have a full clean car licence and meet our vetting requirements.

    Please send your CV (including at least two referee contact details) and cover letter to Eddie Hayes at as soon as possible.

    Download the job description here