sKids South Auckland Seventh Day Adventist |

Welcome to our sKids Centre @ South Auckland Seventh Day Adventist, 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.

  • Owner/Operator: Virgil & Rebecca de la Vega
  • Programme Manager: Larry Abreno
  • Mobile: 022 473 0281
  • Assistant Programme Manager: Noela Atonio
  • Onsite Mobile: 027 277 0445
  • 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 3 Holiday Programme |Download
  • 2021 – Term 1 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.

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 (2.45pm – 5.45pm), Before School (7.15am – 8.15am) and Holiday Programme (8.00am – 6.00pm).

We are based in the Seventh Day Adventist School at Papatoetoe, so your kids will be in a familiar school environment. We are operating from the school library.

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.

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 Seventh Day Adventist School community

We support the school values to Learn, Love, Live, & Lead GOD’s Way



“Thank you so much for keeping me in the loop about the day to day activities you run with the kids there at sKids.

Jamaine was initially very resistant in coming to SKIDS as he was already with Young Ones on Station Road in Papatoetoe

It’s been over a month now since he’s been with SKIDS and he’s grown to love SKIDS more than actually learning in his classroom with his friends hahaha. He enjoys making paper planes, drawing pictures to bring home, making afternoon tea for the following day and interacting with children from other classes.

We appreciate that there is structure, that the kids are disciplined if they’re out of line as this is not something that was done at the other after school care and Jamaine would complain that the kids were swearing at him and call him nasty names.

We also are assured that he is safe with you both and like that there is a need to sign him out every afternoon.

Thank you so much for the amazing job you’re doing, continue to be the blessings you are.

sKids SDA parent”