sKids Newtown |

Welcome to our sKids Centre @ Newtown, 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.




For more information about our programmes please contact us.

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

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All fees are based on your booking requirements with full time, part time and casual options available. To find our fees, please visit our bookings on EnrolMy by clicking on the Red “BOOK HERE” Button above. 

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.

To learn more about the OSCAR Subsidy, visit our page here for more information.


sKids Newtown is a mirror of this lively neighbourhood: we serve and include a multicultural community, we share and learn about other cultures and we daily create our own small new community built on respect, understanding and support.

You can find us in the Newtown School Hall, and we cover Newtown School and St Anne’s School for before and after school care, while we welcome any family during the holiday.
At our programme we also offer the kids plenty of outside time, and while we offer specific activities, it is important for us to listen to what they like to do at sKids, and to support their own creativity with games, arts or craft.

Before School Care (7-8am)

Our before school care includes breakfast, and we do both quiet and more active activities and games depending on the children’s energy level. Some mornings we colour in and draw, other mornings we play musical statues, or ball tag. During the warmer season we also use the playground. Sole charge. Due to lower numbers, we have currently been approved to run our before school care with one staff member only. You will have to sign an approval form when first dropping off your child.

After School Care (3-6pm)

After a healthy afternoon tea we have a planned activity around a weekly theme every afternoon, offer playtime outside, and have other games and activities for the children. We also offer a moment to do homework. And don’t forget that every Tuesday we have a go with the Sphero Bot, which teaches the kids patience, team work, fine skills and programming; and every Thursday we put our aprons on and we get cooking and baking!

Holiday Programme (7am-6pm)

Our holiday programme serves the whole Wellington region, with different activities every day and every holiday: ranging from arts & craft, through science and sport, to cooking.

For more information about our programmes please contact us.



My kids really enjoy Skids Newtown and the personalised care and positive environment provided by Alessia and her team. They feel free to be themselves, have made strong friendships, and like the range of activities – and afternoon teas!

Newtown parent.

My son has been going to Skids for nearly 5 years and in that time I’ve been so impressed! The team there are always kind and caring and it gives me peace of mind knowing that he gets such amazing care. There’s lots of fun activities and he enjoys it a lot – thanks sKids!

Amy, parent.