About us

Welcome to our sKids programme where the safety and care of your child is our #1 priority.

If you're looking for a safe, structured and fun environment for your children then you've come to the right place.

Our team has been police-vetted and rigorously interviewed by JP and the children. Our training include induction, behavioural management and child protection. We are also certified first-aiders and trained in water safety.

We are based at Belmont Rose Centre and as it’s on the Belmont Primary school ground, we are very fortunate and grateful to be given access to use the school playgrounds, field and courts!

Meet our team:

Jin Ping Tay, Programme Owner

JP is the successful owner-operator of sKids Breakfast Club, After School Care, and Holiday Programmes at both Devonport and Grey Lynn School.

With a background in the HR & Legal professions, JP jumped at the chance to be inspired daily by children and the dynamic sKids team in 2013.

Our Vision is to be the childcare and programme provider-of-choice to our school community

Our Mission is to inspire our people and children to thrive and grow.

JP’s career highlights so far include: (1) getting involved in the sKids Systems Committee which brought out AIMY, the OSCAR industry’s first parent portal and booking system; (2) bringing three very excited Devonport children to the TV One Breakfast show to announce our FoodStorm cooking programme; and (3) serving families in the Grey Lynn and the North Shore Peninsula by caring for their children while the adults pursue their careers and interests.

JP lives in Belmont with her husband, who is enjoying the ferry commute to his work in the CBD.

Gabrielle Jarvis, Programme Assistant

My name is Gabrielle Jarvis. I am 20 years old and have lived in Belmont, Auckland my whole life. I went to Belmont Primary, Belmont intermediate and Carmel College. I was two years into my psychology degree but having worked with JP and the team at sKids Devonport late 2016, I decided to become a primary school teacher. I have absolutely fallen in love with this company. Not only is the team amazing to work with but the children outshine everything else. I look forward to helping JP in establishing sKids Belmont so that we can do what we do best for our neighbourhood.

Tiffany van Blerk, Programme Assistant

My name is Tiffany van Blerk. I was born in in Durban South Africa and moved to NZ when I was 7 years old. I am the middle child of three siblings I have an older sister and a younger brother along with two adorable younger nephews. I have recently joined the sKids team and have previously been a swimming teacher, teaching all different kids and even babies as young as five-month old! My hobbies include dancing, reading, fitness and exercising. I can't wait to meet and work with you all!

** We are on the lookout for great people to join our team as a programme assistant and a programme manager! If this sounds like you, get in touch with JP Tay at belmon@skids.co.nz ***

  • Do you LOVE working with children, contributing to their learning and growth?
  • Are you looking for a meaningful work, which require you to have fun?
  • Do you want to hone your skills now for a future career in sports or education?

sKids Belmont is a private out of school care and recreation provider based at Belmont Rose Centre. We officially open on Monday 16 October 2017.

We care for children between 5-13 years old specifically from the Belmont area. We will operate from 2.30-6pm during the term at Belmont Rose Centre and 7.30-6pm during the school holidays at Devonport Primary School.

The hours for each position ranges from 15-20 hours per week. The starting rate for the manager role is 19/hour (+benefits) and 16/hour (+benefits) for the assistants. Hours and hourly rate are negotiable depending on experience, work ethic and availability.

The successful candidates will be assisting in the day-to-day running of the sKids programme, ensuring that all children attending receive optimal care at all times. This includes preparing healthy snacks, running fun activities and help with their homework. You will be engaging with children, teaching them good values, and working as part of the team.

You must:

  • have experience working with children,
  • be energetic, reliable and patient, and
  • have a can-do attitude.

If you hold a current first-aid certificate and a full driver’s licence, your application will be advantageous. The preferred candidates will ideally be an all-rounder in arts and craft, music, sports and food technology.

In return, we will provide you with the opportunity to develop and grow your skills in a fun work environment.

Your application must include a cover letter and a CV explaining why you are the best candidate for this role.

If you have any questions, please contact JP Tay, Programme Owner on 021 185 1239 or belmont@skids.co.nz.

Our contact details are:

Onsite Mobile: 022 692 0087

JP's Mobile: 021 185 1239

Email: belmont@skids.co.nz.

You are most welcome to visit and talk to us at Belmont Rose Centre!

We are based at 4 School Road, Belmont and as it’s on the Belmont Primary school ground, we are very fortunate and grateful to be given access to use the school playgrounds, field and courts!

During the term: 2.30pm - 6pm

During the holidays: 7.30am - 6pm


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