sKids Te Puke |

Welcome to our sKids Centre @ Te Puke, 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 – Patrice Carmignani
  • Office Mobile – 021 454 977
  • Onsite Mobile – 027 723 6058
  • Site Address – Te Puke Primary School, Cameron Road, Te Puke

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

  • 2020/2021 School Holiday Programme | Download
    • Please Note: This holiday programme runs from Welcome Bay School
  • 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.

BEFORE SCHOOL CARE (7.00am – 8.30am)

The right start to your child’s day is essential for great learning. At our Before School Care Programme, we provide a comfortable environment that will help your child ease into the day. We serve a nutritious breakfast, provide books, play board games, and run arts and craft activities as we warm up for the start of school.

AFTER SCHOOL CARE (3.00pm – 6.00pm)

We serve a healthy afternoon tea, assist with homework, encourage them to participate in fun activities including arts, baking, and sports as well as plenty of time for free play. You can have peace of mind knowing that your child is safe, secure, and having fun.
For details on “Term’s Activities”, see flyer =>.

HOLIDAY PROGRAMME (7.00am – 6.00pm)

We have many fun and engaging activities planned for our holiday programmes. We provide a variety of different options that the kids will enjoy.

All staff are trained according to MSDs approval standard. As an OSCAR approved centre, families can apply for a Work & Income NZ OSCAR subsidy.

Join our Team

We are passionate about developing and implementing programmes that enhance the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children.
We are always looking for great people. If you love to work with children, are team players, and are hungry to learn, we would love to hear from you.

Applicants should be 18+ years old, have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. Send your Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, with two references to



What our parents and kids say

It has been a breath of fresh air having SKIDS running before and after school programmes here at Te Puke Primary School. Their interactive curriculum and values align to our own due to the close partnership established between Patrice (and his team) and TPPS.

The uptake in this programme has increased dramatically and the service provided for our whanau and parents (not only at our school) is responsive and personalized to each individual child.

I would highly recommend SKIDS as a before and after school programme at your school which not only provides a professional service for your community but an engaging, fun and responsive set of learning experiences for your students.


Shane Cunliffe

Te Puke Principal

“Logan had his first day yesterday and I am under strict instruction today not to pick him up before 6pm as he wants to be the last child collected!  I will be there before then, but I think it counts as a great success!

Thanks to you and the team


“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

Evening Patrice

Just wanted to say Callum is loving skids. I don’t know about other parents but we seem quick to moan about the bad stuff but never say how good things are going, I’ve notice that the children have been out doing sports and making things this term. It is lovely to see the whole skids out this afternoon doing sports… Callum really enjoyed making paper fish with the ladies yesterday.

So thank you for what you and the crew are doing it’s great…