sKids Otaki |

Welcome to our sKids Centre @ Otaki, 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.

  • Programme Manager: Elle Fitzpatrick
  • Programme Assistant: Waimaunga Carkeek
  • Programme Assistant: Kahera Wirihana-Te Rei
  • Onsite Mobile – 027 591 0921
  • Area Manager: Sonia South
  • Mobile: 027 739 1986
  • Office: 06 364 8852
  • Email:


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.

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.

We’ll feed them, entertain them, let them play and do fun activities with them daily so you can rest assured that they are safe, secure and having the time of their life.

To find out more about the programmes we offer and our opening hours please call or email us – 06 3648852 or 027 739 1986,

Holiday Progrmames – Programmes run from 7.30 am to 6 pm during school holidays.

Our programme is based at St Peter Chanel School on Convent Road, each day and we use buses for transport for Trip Day activities. Keeping programmes local to suit local whanau needs.  If transport to our programme is an issue then we can provide a pick and drop off service in Otaki.

Oscar subsidies available if eligible. Working? Studying? Health issues? Child on the CDA? Care could be free.  Ask us how! 



What our parents and kids say

“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.

“I’d like to thank you and everyone at SKIDS for kindly donating my ticket to Circus Quirkus last week. My mummy and sister and I had a really great time! The show was awesome! You guys are great!” – Sofid Carter