About BayKids

BayKids is operated by Bay Venues Ltd, a Tauranga City Council organisation. Our aim is to provide fun and educational programmes and activities for kids in Tauranga, Papamoa and The Mount.

These programmes are run to meet the needs of the surrounding communities, whether that is childcare, afterschool care, holiday programmes or activities to help toddlers grow and develop.

OSCAR Accreditation and WINZ Subsidies

We place high importance on the quality of our After School Care and Holiday Programmes which is evidenced by their OSCAR accreditation status. What this means is our programmes meet standards and regulations as detailed by the Ministry of Social Development. Assessed are policies for dealing with children who fall ill, hiring staff, behaviour management systems, safety standards of our facilities plus additional policies. Click here for more information on OSCAR accreditation.

Accessibility is another important element of our programmes and activities. You will find that our OSCAR Holiday Programmes, OSCAR After School Care Programmes and Community Holiday Programmes are CYFS approved meaning WINZ funding is approved for working parents. Click here for more information on the funding available and to apply.

Our Childcare Facility, Little Splahes, also offer 20 hours ECE funding as part of the government scheme. Click here for more information and to see if you apply.

About Us

Bluey the Blue Duck

Bluey the blue duck is the BayKids and BaySwim mascot. He pops up every now and then at BaySwim swimming lessons, BayKids holiday and after school care programmes and extra special events in the community.

If you see Bluey out and about you are more than welcome to say hello and get your photo taken with him. If you want to know a bit more about Bluey click the button below.