sKids St Josephs, Takapuna |

Welcome to our sKids Centre @ St Josephs, Takapuna, 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.

  • sKids Centre Owner/Programme Manager – Elena Watson
  • Mobile – 022 092 6614
  • Onsite Mobile – 022 067 4840
  • Email –


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

2020 – Term 4 Activities


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.

Come and visit us at our sKids Centre @ St Josephs, Takapuna, 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.

We are like a big a family here at sKids St. Josephs, and are dedicated to “Growing Awesome Kiwi Kids” at our OSCAR and Ministry of Social Development Approved Programmes.

Cooking with Foodstorm, Jelly Beans Music and Skids Active Sports Programmes, are running on our site next to Arts & Craft Activities and a variety of Inspirational & Construction Toys that are provided.

Our Programmes

Our Morning Care runs from 7:30 to 8:30 AM and includes Breakfast for those who like it, including a freshly brewed cup of Coffee or Tea for the parents who bring in their own travel mug 12

After School Care starts at 2:50PM, as soon as the bell rings. We take a Roll Call to make sure everyone who is enrolled is actually attending and find those that have forgotten that they are supposed to be with us.


Our ratio of 1 Adult to 10 Children works well during the following Homework Time. We make sure everyone does their Reading and /or Spelling and we sign the kid’s reading logs for you to know that it’s been done. Any work on a device needs to be done at home since we do have a “No Device” policy on our site.

A Nutritious Afternoon Snack is provided after homework and a menu is available to be viewed on site. Your child is always allowed to eat or drink at any time from their own lunch boxes.

Around 3:30 PM the kids have the choice of what activity or game they like to take part in and can choose from: Active Games, Arts & Craft Activities, Outside Playground, Board Games, Barbie House, Hot Wheels, Inspirational & Construction Toys – LEGO, DUPLO & MATADOR.

Skids Active Sports: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
Jelly Beans Music: Every Wednesday
Cooking Programme: Every Tuesday (ages 5 – 13) at our cen
*Activity Days May Change from Term to Term

Come and pop in for a visit and have a look around to discuss your requirements. You are welcome to sign your child up for a Free Trial for one morning or afternoon.
Looking forward to meeting you soon….
Ian & Elena and Team



What Our Parents And Kids Say…

Thank you, Elena and Ian for the fabulous job you do with Skids, Takapuna. My daughter has been coming to your After School Care for the last 4 years and she could not be happier there. The testament to that is the sad face I get when it is pick up time. I am so grateful for the peace of mind I have knowing that she is being safely looked after while I work. It means the world to me!

God Bless, Sandra

Our 7 year old daughter and 5 year son have been attending St Joseph Skids afterschool program since last year and absolutely love it!
Our daughter is very artistically minded and has really enjoyed the variety of arts and craft activities that are available each day.
Our son loves nothing more than running, jumping and kicking balls and every time I collect them he is always engrossed in some game of sport with the older kids.
I have also been extremely happy with the amount of time and attention that is spent ensuring the kids have completed their homework each day.
I was very impressed when earlier this year Elena called me to suggest we provide additional learning sheets for both the children to complete each day, as she felt they were completing their homework very quickly and would benefit from some additional learning activities.
The structure at St Joseph Skids suites our children and as parents we are extremely happy with the care and attention the children receive.


Both my children attend SKIDS at St Josephs Takapuna, under the care of Elena and Ian Watson. Both children really enjoy their time at SKIDS and it’s incredibly reassuring knowing that they are under such wonderful care.
My girls return home having done their homework for the day and having played the afternoon away with friends. Snacks are provided and the team are actively engaged with the kids every time I arrive to pickup.
Elena and Ian are also extremely safety conscious and run a tight ship, something that as a parent I truly appreciate.