sKids Kristen / Whenuapai

About Us

The safety and welfare of your child is essential when looking for great before school and after school care. We take the care and welfare of your children very seriously. That’s why all our staff, many of whom have backgrounds in education or long careers working with children, complete a specialised training programme and are police vetted. sKids Head Office oversees the operation of the programmes, providing all necessary policies and documentation, and training for staff and business operators. We are subject to regular inspection visits by the MSD OSCAR assessors.

There have been many changes in the Out of School Care industry recently. sKids have implemented new systems in response to legislative changes.

All sKids programmes have OSCAR Approval status which allows eligible parents to access Work & Income NZ OSCAR subsidies.

WE GROW AWESOME KIWI KIDS

We want all kids to feel AWESOME about who they are, so our programmes have been designed to grow core capabilities in kids, so they flourish in life. We offer a range of programmes including, our award winning after school, before school and school holiday programmes. We also offer specialty programmes including; Jellybeans (Music), FoodStorm (Cooking) and sKids Active (Multi-sports).

We believe

  • That every child should be safe and cared for
  • That every child has a voice
  • That every child should be encouraged to be themselves
  • That all children, no matter what their background, should have the same opportunities
  • In giving back to our sKids schools and communities through our charitable trust Kiwi Kids Education Foundation
  • That having strong relationships with our schools, families and children is vital for growing awesome Kiwi Kids
  • In being pioneers, in the out of school care industry by leading the way in offering new innovative programmes

Physical environment

Most of our programmes are offered onsite in the familiar and safe surrounding of the child’s school. This means we usually have access to school halls, playgrounds, fields and courts.

Atmosphere

Our environment is vibrant and fun, where safety is our number 1 priority. Children participate in adventurous, creative activities and good old fashioned play.

To find out more or search for your nearest Skids check out our website or call us today!