East Care After Three Inc.

East Care After Three (ECAT) Incorporated is an OSCAR (Out of School Care and Recreation) Approved childcare provider. The term “East Care” refers to the Eastern Suburbs of Wellington and “After Three” refers to our After School Programme that operates every day of the school term “after 3.00pm”. 

ECAT is governed by our very own ECAT Parents with the goal of providing the most vibrant childcare programme for our Peninsular community. ECAT was first established as an After School Programme for schools within the Peninsular. With high demand of childcare over the school holidays, ECAT decided to also provide Holiday Programmes every school holidays. 

ECAT have been running for over a decade based at the Miramar Community Centre (27 Chelsea St, Miramar Wellington), and the services are primarily for our Peninsular community but during school holidays we are open to all. 

Our After School Programme can hold up to 60 children per day with our ratio policy of 1:10 - one staff to 10 children. Our Holiday Programme can hold up to 60 children per day with staff ratio for onsite activities 1:10, and for trip day activities ratio is 1:8. Activities that involve water such as swimming we have a ratio policy of 1:6. 


Our ECAT Goal

Our goal is to provide the most vibrant programme available. This involves creating a warm, caring, structured but fun and safe environment which enables our children to relax and unwind from school. We just don’t provide care, we provide an actively fun experience. 


ECAT After School Programme

ECAT provides care for children from nine schools surrounding the Miramar area:

1. Worser Bay School

2. Miramar North School

3. Holy Cross School

3. Miramar Christian School

4. Miramar Central School

5. Kahurangi School

6. Seatoun School

7. St Anthony’s School

8. Te Kura Kaupapa O Nga Mokopuna

9. Evans Bay Intermediate School (EBIS).

* Other than EBIS, we pick up all our children and provide afternoon tea at base - Miramar Community Centre.


We provide afternoon tea everyday that consists of healthy snacks (Vegies, Fruit, Crackers, Multigrain bread sandwiches with spreads etc.). Treat days make our food more exciting which may include wraps and hot chips.

We provide an optional, structured activity each day and from Mondays to Thursdays we ensure our children have some quiet time to allow them the opportunity to complete homework and reading. For more information about our programme schedule please see "Programme Schedule" under the After School Programme tab. 

Contact the ECAT team to register or pick up an enrolment pack any time.


ECAT Holiday Programme

We run Holiday Programmes every school holidays (excluding public holidays) for parents convenience and for the sake of fun. ECAT provides “In day” activities and “Trip Day” activities thorugh out the week.

"In day" activities may include game days, team challenges, cooking, arts and crafts, theatre sports, quiz and scatergories, competitions and many more. 

“Trip Day” activities may include the beach, swimming pools, recreation centre, going to the movies, bowling and more. We travel on Tranzit buses (private hired bus) to ensure convenience but most importantly safety.

We only have 60 places available, so be in quick.