About sKids Riverina

Welcome to our sKids Centre - where the safety and care of your child is our number one priority.

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

We are based in the Riverina School at Pakuranga, so your kids will be in a familiar school environment. We are operating from the sKids building on site..

If you are studying or working (full time, part time, shift work, receiving CDA or sickness benefit) you may qualify for Work & Income NZ OSCAR subsidy. (Conditions apply.)

For more information about our programmes please contact us.

Our Team

Becca de la Vega  - Owner & Operator

Becca has a background in Marketing and Communications. A mother of two teenagers, she is passionate about her work.

She was previously the Choir Manager for a leading Auckland choir composed of 40-50 schoolgirls aged 9-16. Becca jumped at the opportunity to be inspired daily by working with children and the dynamic sKids team.

Larry Abreño  - Programme Manager

Larry has a background in Education, Communication, Human Resource Management, counselling and Arts. He has had extensive experience as a teacher/lecturer, a counsellor, and a writer/editor.

Larry has worked as coffee arts teacher and facilitator at a number of sKids programs before becoming a Programme Manager at sKids, and does volunteer work for rest homes, youth programs, camps and workshops. He believes working with children is more than a profession but a call for a greater purpose.

Gloria Mandingiado  - Assistant Programme Manager

Gloria has a background in Management and previously worked in various fields like accounting, customer service, and s a volunteer at the Philippine consulate. She is a loving mum and grandmother who is passionate about children.

Gloria has worked at sKids Glen Innes as Programme Assistant and Riverina School as Training Manager. She looks forward to continuously looking after the children at Riverina School and share her many gifts in arts & crafts, cooking & baking.


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

Our Vision is to be the childcare programme provider-of-choice in the Riverina School community

We support the school values of Courage, Courtesy & Kindness

Contact Us

Onsite Mobile : 022 183-4759

Programme Manager : Larry Abreño

Assistant Programme Manager : Gloria Mandingiado

Owner|Operator : Virgil & Rebecca de la Vega

FreeCall :  0800 SKIDS7 (0800 754377)

For Inquiries, e-mail : Riverina@skids.co.nz


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