sKids Riverina |

Welcome to our sKids Centre @ Riverina, 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.

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 an After School (3.00pm – 6.00pm), Before School (7.00am – 8.30am) and Holiday Programme (8.00am – 6.00pm).

We are based in the Riverina School at Pakuranga, so your kids will be in a familiar school environment. We are operating from the sKids building on site..

We will provide them with a nutricious afternoon tea, assist with homework, arrange a variety of pre-planned activites that include Art & Craft, Music & Drama, Sports & Games, Technology & Cooking and lots and lots of FUN as well as plenty of time for supervised free-play!  You can have peace of mind knowing that your child is safe, secure and having the time of their life.

If you are studying or working (full time, part time, shift work, receiving CDA or sickness benefit) you may qualify for Work & Income NZ OSCAR subsidy. (Conditions apply.)

For more information about our programmes please contact us.

Our Team

Becca de la Vega  – Owner & Operator

Becca has a background in Marketing and Communications. A mother of two teenagers, she is passionate about her work.

She was previously the Choir Manager for a leading Auckland choir composed of 40-50 schoolgirls aged 9-16. Becca jumped at the opportunity to be inspired daily by working with children and the dynamic sKids team.

Larry Abreño  – Programme Manager

Larry has a background in Education, Communication, Human Resource Management, counselling and Arts. He has had extensive experience as a teacher/lecturer, a counsellor, and a writer/editor.

Larry has worked as coffee arts teacher and facilitator at a number of sKids programs before becoming a Programme Manager at sKids, and does volunteer work for rest homes, youth programs, camps and workshops. He believes working with children is more than a profession but a call for a greater purpose.

Gloria Mandingiado  – Assistant Programme Manager

Gloria has a background in Management and previously worked in various fields like accounting, customer service, and s a volunteer at the Philippine consulate. She is a loving mum and grandmother who is passionate about children.

Gloria has worked at sKids Glen Innes as Programme Assistant and Riverina School as Training Manager. She looks forward to continuously looking after the children at Riverina School and share her many gifts in arts & crafts, cooking & baking.

Our Mission is to inspire our people and children to thrive and grow.

Our Vision is to be the childcare programme provider-of-choice in the Riverina School community

We support the school values of Courage, Courtesy & Kindness

To find out more about the programmes we offer please call into site or contact:

the Programme Manager on 022 183 4759

or the sKids Riverina Operator on 0800 SKIDS7 (0800 754377)



For more information about our programmes please contact us.

  • Owner/Operator: Virgil & Rebecca de la Vega
  • Programme Manager: Larry Abreno
  • Assistant Programme Manager: Gloria Mandingiado
  • Onsite Mobile: 022 183 4759
  • Phone: 0800 SKIDS7 (0800 754377)


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

  • 2020 – Term 2 Holiday Programme | Download
  • 2020 – Term 3 Activities | Download


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.


What our parents and kids say

Anton told his Nana that he wouldn’t have a good day at school if he didn’t go to sKids before school. Thanks Anton.  Thanks Nana for bringing him in.

Kia Orana Becca, Larry, Gloria and staff.
Since you all came on board I have noticed the change with my grand daughter Katelyn. She gets excited and looks forward in coming to Skids and talks non stop about the activities you guys do together. Shes hassling me to make sure I have enrolled her for the holidays jingers!!!! Lol…And Friday Pancakes!!!! Yippee!!!! She loves them!!. Now she’s refusing to have breakfast at home with me..she would rather have breakfast at Skids lol. Another thing…you guys has transformed the Skids centre into a VIBRANT!! FUN!!! COLOURFUL!!! HOMELY!!! FRIENDLY!!! and SAFE!!! place for my grand daughter and all the children. Thank you all. YOU GUYS ROCKS!!!