sKids Newlands |

Welcome to our sKids Centre @ Newlands, 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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  • 2022 – Term 2 Activities Flyer || Download
  • July/Winter 2022 School Holiday Flyer || Download


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.

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.

We run After School (3.00pm – 6.00pm), Before School (7.00am – 8.30am), and Holiday Programmes (7.30am – 6.00pm).

The Children at sKids Newlands are an amazing bunch and they include each other in everything that we do. The older children always make sure that the younger or newer children are looked after.

What makes us different when it comes to the Holidays, we have children from about 5 other schools and they only come during the holidays so it is great to see the friendships that are built during each holiday period. You would never know that the children are not at the same school.

At Newlands we believe in teaching life skills which is why we do baking every week where the children learn how to measure, read recipes and prepare some of the fruit for afternoon tea.

We are very lucky to have staff that have a wide range of interests so we can utilise for our After School Care Programme and link children with the same interest with a staff member, for example we have a New Zealand Softball player and other staff that play netball and have had training in how to coach children in sport.

All of the full time staff at Newlands are trained teachers or are training to be teachers, we ensure children with additional needs are cared for and participate in all our activities. We often use Te Reo during our progammes so it becomes second nature to our children.

A Message from our Programme Manager,

Hi there, my name is Fiona, I live in Johnsonville and have always worked with children from the time I left school. I was first a nanny and then after my children were born I completed my degree in Teaching. I love working at Newlands sKids it is such a great community to be part of



Our daughter has attended SKIDS Newlands for the last 3 years, since she started School. She goes to after school care and has attended some of the holiday programs as well. We feel fortunate to have a centre based on site at her school where we know she is safe and that she enjoys attending. The teachers are very friendly, there is excellent communication between management and parents and we have great confidence in their care of our child. As a shift-working family, we really appreciate the ability to change the days she attends weekly and not having to commit to an entire term of set attendance. We highly recommend SKIDS Newlands to any families currently looking for safe, professional care of their children, especially if you are looking for a child-friendly environment that children will actually enjoy attending.

Sam & Des