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Support Services in our Community

The provision of services is bound by the discretion of each group and the availability of resources. The purpose of this website is to advertise available services.

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Shirley Community Trust

Community Organisation

Shirley Sparkling Stars

Preschool Music Group

Contact: Carol 


Address: Park Centre, 19a Acheson Ave

Website: Click here

Facebook: Click here

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LOOP Youth Centre

Papanui Youth Development Trust

Papanui Youth Development Trust runs an exceptional and family-focussed Holiday Programme in the first week of each school holidays, right before Christmas and in the week before Term 1 starts.

$35 per day, or $140 for the week.

The programme is WINZ approved with subsidies available for families.

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OSCAR Holiday Programmes


Contact: Jeremy 

Phone: 0272793802


Address: 1a Harewood Rd, Papanui


Facebook: Click here

Ara Tupu

Early Childhood Centre


Preschool & Nursery

Aratupu is a branch of the Christchurch Methodist Mission. They operate a fantastic Preschool in Nursey in Papanui which acts as a hub for Whanau in the area.

They offer a wide range of support opportunities and are set up to support families in a meaningful way.

Phone: (03) 352 6816


Address: 97 Harewood Rd, Papanui


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BOP Kids

Belfast Community Network


Before/Afterschool & Holiday Programmes

BOP (Belfast OSCAR Programme) is a fantastic Childcare Provider for families who need care before and after school, or in the School Holidays.

With a great value, exciting programme and fantastic community connections in the BCN Hub, this is a fantastic option for families seeking a great value OSCAR Programme.

Phone: 03 323 9731


Address: BCN Centre, Sheldon Park, Main North Rd, Belfast



Neighbourhood Trust

Community Organisation

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Holiday Programmes

NHT offers an exciting and engaging School Holiday Programme for families in the North-West. They operate out of St Francis of Assisi School and operate both weeks of the school holidays.

Phone: 0277172544


Address: St Francis of Assisi School, 370 Innes Rd, Mairehau


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Freedom Trust

Papanui Baptist Church

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Mainly Music

Community Organisation

A fun interactive music session where a child and their parent or caregiver can enjoy movement, interaction and more.

Every Tuesday 10am during school terms. Includes morning tea. 

Caters for all babies and preschoolers up to school age.

Contact: Damian Ardell

Church Phone:(+64) 03 352 4227

Org. Email:

Address: Papanui Baptist Church 144 Sawyers Arms Road

Website: Click here

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