sKids St Mary's Whanganui |



  • Programme Manager: Claire Savage
  • Assistant Programme Manager: Georgina Keegan
  • Onsite mobile: 021 975 631
  • 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.


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.

Welcome to our sKids Centre @ St Mary’s Whanganui, 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.

For After School Care at St Mary’s we pick up from Wanganui East School, St Anne’s School and Durie Hill School each afternoon.  Before School Care is offered at our sKids Carlton programme, before school drops offs to local schools are available.

sKids Holiday Programme is out now! sKids operates at two locations sKids Carlton and sKids St Mary’s, please see flyer for details.

sKids St Marys, 30 London Street, Wanganui

A “typical” day or week is as follows:

  • 3.00pm – 3.30pm
    Children arrive, put away school bags and spare items of clothing, wash hands and have afternoon tea
  • 3.30pm – 4.00pm
    Children begin homework, reading, work sheet or other quiet activity
  • 4.00pm – 4.30pm
    Free play time, in playground – weather permitting
  • 4.30pm – 5.00pm
    Special Activity time
  • 5.00pm – 5.30pm
    Finishing projects and clean-up time
  • 5.30pm – 6.00pm
    Small group activity until child picked up by parent/ guardian or other authorised person
  • If you are running late: please text 021 975 631.  We are open until 6.10 pm without additional charge if you are delayed due to circumstances beyond your control.
Join us for loads of Holiday Fun.  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:

Customer Radar Feedback:

3 August 2017 “So many fun activities, friendly staff, fun bunch of kids.  Couldn’t ask for better :)”

5 August 2017 “gave the kids a good variety of things to do.  the trip days are a great learning experience for my daughter”