sKids Mt Eden Normal Primary School (MENPS) | www.skids.co.nz


Welcome to our sKids Centre @ Mt Eden Normal Primary School, 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.


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Our onsite contact details are:

  • Programme Manager – Bianca
  • Onsite Mobile – 027 777 5437
  • Email – menps@skids.co.nz

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


OUR FEES

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.



WHAT DO WE OFFER?

At MENPS our sKids site is located in the school hall. We have a culturally diverse group of children and staff at our site. Our staff also have a broad range of experience and expertise in working with children with diverse learning and behavioural needs, children whose English is their second language and working with children aged 5 to 13.

In our philosophy, we acknowledge that every child is unique and therefore we ensure this is catered for in our programme. Values we hold at our site specifically include cultural sensitivity and responsiveness, acknowledgement of the Treaty of Waitangi including the ako (reciprocal learning that occurs in our programme), tuakana – teina relationships with our senior and junior children and communication with the whānau of our tamariki to maintain a strong relationship and affirm their cultural identity. Cultural celebrations and language weeks are also celebrated through the activities and games chosen and the language of our tamariki and staff are acknowledged through greetings, social interactions and roll call. During our BSC and ASC programme we also play music and have competitions where mini prizes are up for grabs!

Our Programmes

Before School Care: 7.30AM-8.30AM
A selection of games and activities are offered to the children such as colouring in, board games, lego, books and music. At this time, children have time to relax and prepare for their school day as well as having a yummy breakfast to fuel them for the day! Our children are offered a range of cereals, toast and milo except on treat Fridays where they have the additional option of pancakes or crumpets for breakfast.

After School Care: 3.00PM-6.00PM
In our ASC programme we offer many different activities for the children to participate in such as baking, sports activities and arts and crafts. Children are encouraged and given the opportunity to express themselves creatively and this has been provided for by the range of materials and mediums offered to them. We also spend a large period of our time outdoors playing games such as soccer, table tennis, infinity tag, netball as well as time on our school play grounds which the children love! Children are also given a healthy afternoon tea snack.

Holiday Programmes: 7.30AM-6.00PM
Our programme during the holidays include a wide variety of different themes and activities tailored to our site (as well as trip days!). We love getting feedback from the children about what they enjoy doing to ensure we can plan and create our themes for our programmes to fit their interests.

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


A Message from our Team,

Talofa lava! My name is Bianca and I am the MENPS sKids Programme Manager. I have lots of experience working with young children through to young adults, including those with behavioural difficulties and special needs. I have a strong passion for teaching and helping our children grow into strong and creative leaders! If you need anything or have any queries, please get in touch. I’m more than happy to assist 🙂

Hello, I’m Jordan and I’m the MENPS Programme Assistant Manager. I’m from Vancouver, Canada and now a proud Kiwi resident since 2018. I’m a makeup artist and beauty therapist with a passion for education. I started working with sKids to bring balance to my freelancing career. Taking a role with sKids felt natural, I’ve worked as a swim instructor for kids and young adults as a tutor for hair and makeup. I love inspring creativity and having a bit of fun while doing it ?

Kia Ora, my name is Alyssa and I am one of the Programme Assistants at MENPS sKids. I have a lot of experience working with kids from coaching them in football and dancing. I am currently approaching my final year in 2022 at university studying to become a Primary School teacher. I have had experience teaching all different kinds of students in a classroom and outside environment. I am looking forward to working with the children to help guide them into becoming the next amazing generation. I am always on hand for a friendly chat so don’t be shy if you have any questions or queries.

My name is Maxime van Luijken and I’m currently studying a bachelor of primary education at the university of Auckland. I moved from the Netherlands to New Zealand in 2008 and have loved it here ever since. I am passionate about working with children and can’t wait till I become a qualified teacher. I love sports, especially netball, music and travelling


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