sKids Arahoe |

Welcome to our sKids Centre @ Arahoe, 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.

  • Onsite Manager – Griselda Baptista
  • Onsite Mobile – 021 931133
  • Programme Owners – Sapna and Manish Kemkar
  • Mobile – 027 565 5251
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To find out more about the programmes we offer and our opening hours please call or email us.

  • Parent Information Booklet || Download
  • 2021 – Term 1 Holiday Programme || Download
  • 2021 – Term 2 Weekly Themes || Downloa


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.

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.

sKids Arahoe is based at Arahoe Primary School and has been owned by Manish & Sapna Kemkar since February 2011.
Our programme is jam packed with well supervised and planned activities which aim to give your child the best opportunity to learn, develop and most of all HAVE FUN!
Our staff also provide supervised homework for all the children after school and have exciting themed weeks which involve great craft, baking, experimental and educational activities.
We also provide an exciting Holiday Programme which offers full day, short day & half day care, adventurous trips and daily activities.


7.00am to 8.30am

  • Breakfast available for those who have not eaten at home – fruit, cereals, toast, milk / hot chocolate. Tuesdays is Big Breakfast Day
  • Quiet games and activities organised from 7.30 to 8.15am
  • Children who need to do homework have the opportunity to sit in a quiet area to do this
  • 8.15am tidy up and children prepare to leave to thier classes by 8.30am
  • New entrant class room children are dropped off to their class rooms at 8.30am by our staff members


3.00pm to 6.00pm

  • New entrant class room children are picked up from their class rooms as soon as the bell goes at 3.00pm by our staff members
  • Afternoon tea is served daily which consists of sandwiches, fruit, veges, juice.
  • 3:00 – 3:30 Roll Call, Afternoon tea
  • 3:30 – 4:30 Half an hour homework, Half an hour outside play
  • 4:30 – 5:15 Art & Crafts / Sports / Music / Technology (Alt days)
  • 5:15 – 5:30 Clean up Time
  • 5:30 – 6:30 Free Play / Quiet Games


7.00am to 6.00pm

  • Everyday is different, with lots of fun things to do. One day might include going to the movies, the next day your child could be making huts, castles and forts (all children love this, especially on a wet winters day!). We like to venture outdoors with special outings (weather dependant of course), like visiting Rainbows End or Action World or going to tKiwi Valley Farm!!
  • Some days we just play sports, other days we might try a cooking class, like teaching your child how to make sushi! A detailed programme of activities is made available before end of term.


Our programmes

Before School Care: 
7.00am – 8.30am
Yummy breakfast included

After School Care:
3.00pm – 6.00pm
Afternoon Tea provided
Homework Time
Crafts, Games, and lots more!

Holiday Programme:
Breakfast Club: 7.00am – 8.00am
Full Day Programme: 8.00am – 6.00pm
Half Day options: 8am -1.00pm / 1.00pm – 6.00pm

Permanent, Part time and Casual care available.



What our parents and kids say

“Thank you to both yourselves and your wonderful team at Arahoe School for your paitence and support during Colemans time at SKIDS. He has thoroughly enjoyed himself. Keep up the amazing service and works because you guys are valued and appreciated!! Kind regards and best of luck for the future!”

Hazel & Coleman 🙂 🙂 – Parent and sKids Kid 


“Just thought I would give you some feedback on Arahoe. This is Faiths second week, and she totally loves it – think she was in love with the program on day 1 or 2!! Really nice teachers and Bee is really really lovely. Bee made us feel very welcome on our first day, gave me the onsite cell phone number when I want to call and see if Faiths ok. Has been very informative about activities each day and ensures we know when we need to get there etc for trips etc. For my first holiday program experience this has been great! I also recommended it to a friend of mine and she’s got her daughter with Arahoe for two days this week so definitely an advocate.”

Vanessa Tottle – Parent at sKids Arahoe

“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.

Hi SKIDS Arahoe Team

Just a note of thanks for the whole team and Jesse in particular who called yesterday to let us know our daughter Meera was in discomfort and that her medicinal cream was not packed in her school bag. Lucky for us I was on the way to pick her up…

That apart, the entire team is responsive, gives feedback re: Meera and is very engaging. Esp, the young lady who rushed to the door to let me know Meera had prepared the pizza for her Daddy on the ‘make your own pizza’ day. Thank you, it tasted better than any gourmet pizza…

Go SKIDS Arahoe!

Happy parents – Vash & Leena

Feedback for Skids Arahoe – Fantastic, great staff, very friendly and professional. No complaints whats so ever with the care we have received from skids programme, really great.

Thanks so much

Vanessa (Parent) Kaleb (child)

Hello Sapna

Thank you very much for your help. Indeed, you have run and managed SKIDS Arahoe really successfully, I have heard many positive feedbacks from parents. Even for my children, you have looked after them really well. It is of great relief for us as working parents.

Sophia (Parent) Vera & Hermon (Children)

My son has been at Skids Arahoe for 1 year and he has absolutely loved it. All of the leaders are friendly and helpful. Lynette and Am have always been amazing with their help and knowledge. Sapna has always been very helpful whenever I have had questions about the invoicing etc. I would definitely recommend Skids Arahoe to any parent and child looking for school care.


Elysia (mum) Tobeck (son)

Ina (Parent) Skye (daughter)

Hi Sapna,

Happy New year.

I have been meaning to email you for a while now. I’m sure in doing so, i speak on behalf of all the parents who’s children are in Arahoe School’s SKIDs programme.

As a parent and anyone who is a parent. The safety & well being of our children is paramount. For that, i would like to thank you for setting up your SKIDs programme at Arahoe School. Being the choosen school for our daughter Skye Katrina. The peace of mind of trusting your team with our daughter has been a blessing.

The success of the programme & how it has been organised & ran has most defnitely come down to the passion, mentoring & guidance Lynette has & continues to put forward for our children, yourself & the staff whom work along side her. Her direct approach, mainly speaking on behalf of our daughter i appreciate. As the values we have as a family is continuing outside of our home. With the guidance & mentoring she puts into the SKIDs programme and your staff i know are life skills they will carry on to future jobs. Lynette is an asset to any employer. We the parents and on behalf of the Arahoe School parents are very lucky. To her and the rest of the team.

Please feel free to read this email out to your team.  We appreciate the efforts put in by each and everyone of them. Thank you for blessing us working parents with the trust of caring for our most precious gems “our children”.

On beahlf of myself, Allen & Skye Katrina we thank you.