Welcome to our sKids Centre @ Te Kowhai, 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.

Daily Format:

3-3.30pm – Put away school bags, wash hands, afternoon tea time.

3.30-4pm – Homework supervision – homework, reading or other quiet activity.

4-4.30pm – Free play time, outside if weather permitting.

4.30-5pm – Special themed activity time.

5-5.30pm – Finishing projects and clean up time.

5.30-6pm – Small group activity until child is picked up.

For general enquiries please email waikatoenquiries@skids.co.nz

Our Holiday Programme is located at SKids St. Peter Chanel School, 5 Vardon Road, Te Rapa.




For more information about our programmes please contact us.


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


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.

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.


What our parents and kids say

“Logan had his first day yesterday and I am under strict instruction today not to pick him up before 6pm as he wants to be the last child collected!  I will be there before then, but I think it counts as a great success!

Thanks to you and the team, Ele.”.

“Michelle has honestly enjoyed every single day in the care of you and your staff, and for us as parents, it has been an absolute pleasure to have complete peace of mind knowing that our child is in good hands. It was always fantastic knowing that your child is being taken care of at a place that she actually WANTS to go to. To quote her this morning when Wilma told her that I will be home from hospital by midday: “Mum, if Dad needs me to take care of him I will go home, but if he doesn’t need me I will go to sKids”. Please convey our thanks and appreciation to your staff. you guys provide a crucial service in our community, and the fun and stimulation you provide to the kids is really fantastic. Thank you once again, from Fred, Wilma and Michelle”.

“Thank you All so much for your wonderful, caring service. Adrienne has been very happy at sKids and often said she felt “loved” there. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending sKids to anyone needing after school care”. Gene Aston.