Welcome to our sKids Centre @ Parua Bay, 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 children then you’ve come to the right place.

It’s all about having lots of FUN and your kids will have so much fun at our sKids Centre that they won’t want to leave.

Services we offer Before-School Care, After-School Care and Holiday Programmes.

We are located at Parua Bay School on the east coast of Whangarei, we currently cater for two local schools, Parua Bay Primary and Whangarei Heads Primary School

Your child’s safety is our number one priority, followed by our passion for fun and laughter. We build great relationships with your child where they feel happy, safe and comfortable, and also with your family to ensure we are providing the best quality programme.

Our Programmes

Before School Care

7am – 8:15am

We provide breakfast, games and a chance for that last minute homework! We aslo provide toothpaste and toothbrushes ensuring good habits continue.

After School Care

2:45 – 6pm

We offer a wide range of stimulating activities, swimming all through summer, games and loads of fun! See our daily schedule for more information.

Holiday Programme

7:30 – 6pm

We have a fun, safe and varied holiday programme. We have access to Parua Bay School pool and swim daily. We are MSD OSCAR approved and Work & Income OSCAR subsidies are available.




For more information about our programmes please contact us.

  • Onsite Mobile – 022 183 5083
  • Programme Manager – Tracy Noble
  • Email – paruabay@skids.co.nz 
  • Franchise Owner – Kris Dempster-Rivett
  • Mobile – 022 6188 468
  • Email – kris@skids.co.nz


To find out more about the programmes we offer and our opening hours please call or email us.

  • Parent Information Booklet | download
  • 2018 Term 1 Holiday Programme Flyer | download
  • 2018 Term 2 Activities Flyer | download


All fees are based on your booking requirements with full time, part time and casual options available.

Please contact us directly for more information about fees.

Early Drop-Off: $9/$11/$14
Late Drop-Off: $8/$9/$11

Early Pick-Up: $10/$11/$14
5pm PIck-Up: $12.50/$13.50/$17.50
6pm Pick-Up: $15/$16/$20

All our programmes are OSCAR approved by the Ministry of Social Development and thus parents may be able to apply for Work and Income OSCAR subsidies towards the cost of their childcare. Eligible families could pay as little as $2.00 per day.

Come and visit us onsite to discuss your requirements.


Huge thanks to sKids Parua Bay School. Such accommodating staff at short notice and always willing to take my girls. Staff are genuinely awesome and have great activities for the children!!!

Kylie Aubrey, Teacher (Parua Bay)

Maran Sutherlin, Working parent.

Ana Ross at Skids Parua Bay runs programmes that makes juggling work and parenthood possible for me. Knowing that my children are in the best possible hands is complete peace of mind that is absolutley priceless as I drive to the city for work. Skids Parua Bay has created an environment that is as secure as family and home. Ana’s ability to communicate with children is a true gift. My kids are cared for in so many ways from nutritious breakfasts, compassion for emotional and unsettled times, values and skills instilled in everyday routines that are of the highest standard. My children ask me every day if they are booked into Skids and look dissapointed if they are not. This programme is so special and so important to me. I am so thankful that I can bring my children to her and work out what keeps my kids strong at school. In many ways Ana has helped me become better in my parenting because she provides the safe place that gives balance and protection in our working family.

Ange Vette Deputy Principal Parua Bay Primary School

I am so impressed with the Skids Parua Bay programme because they care for my children with compassion and kindness whenever they are there. Their time is spent with adults who foster an appreciation for my childrens’ interests as well as being able to accommodate all of the other activities that they are involved in like taking them to swim lessons, helping them with learning, getting them to gymnastics on time or just allowing them to relax in a safe and caring environment. Ana and her team generously fit my children into their programme at short notice and are always willing to help out with changing circumstances.

Our family are so grateful to have peace of mind and know that Tracy and her team at Parua Bay Skids are taking great care of our kids. Their programme ensures there are lots of different activities available, and plan great things for the holiday program too. My kids look forward to attending which is fantastic, thanks so much.

Lisa Parsonage, Parent