sKids Vauxhall |

Welcome to our sKids Centre @ Vauxhall, 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.

  • Programme Owner – Jin Ping Tay
  • Onsite Mobile – 022 547 4203
  • JP’s Mobile – 021 185 1239
  • Email –


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

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    • Please Note: This Holiday Programme runs from sKids Devonport


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.

Our team has been police-vetted and rigorously interviewed by JP and the children. Our training include: induction, behavioural guidance and child protection, food safety, and health and safety. We are also certified first-aiders.

We are based at Vauxhall Primary School where kids are already familiar with the school environment. We are also very fortunate to have access to the best facilities VPS can offer. That includes the swimming pool, the library, fields, basketball courts and playgrounds! In supporting us, you are also supporting VPS because 10% of your child’s OSCAR fee is returned to the school as rent!

Our wonderful team of programme assistants will:

  • provide a variety of healthy breakfast and afternoon tea
  • help the children with their homework (be it reading, spelling, writing or basic facts)
  • freeplay with them (some of the all-time favourites include: ball tiggy, Marco Polo, piggy-in-the-middle)
  • engage them in a fun activity.

You can rest assured that your children will have the time of their lives while you pursue your careers and interests.

Our daily afterschool care format works like this:

3pm – 3.30pm We collect younger children from their classes. Older children arrive at the sKids room within 10 minutes. Children wash their hands and enjoy a healthy afternoon tea

3.30pm – 4pm Free play at the playground weather permitting

4pm – 4.30pm Children begin homework, reading, completing worksheet or quiet activity

4.30pm – 5pm **Special activity**

5pm – 5.30pm Finishing projects and clean-up

5.30pm – 6pm Small group activity until parent arrives.

You are most welcome to visit and talk to us at VPS!

Meet our team:

Jin Ping Tay, Programme Owner

JP and her husband Ray Guo became the proud owners of sKids Grey Lynn in January 2013. With a background in the HR & Legal professions, JP jumped at the chance to be inspired daily by children and the dynamic sKids team. Having developed successful programmes at Grey Lynn School with her very capable team, she felt it was time to expand her horizons. JP became sKids Area Manager for Devonport-Hauraki and opened centres in Devonport (2015), Belmont (2017) and Vauxhall (2020).

Our Vision is to be the childcare and programme provider-of-choice to our school community.

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

JP’s career highlights so far include: (1) getting involved in the sKids Systems Committee which brought out AIMY, the OSCAR industry’s first parent portal and booking system; (2) bringing three very excited Devonport children to the TV One Breakfast show to announce our FoodStorm cooking programme; and (3) serving families in the Grey Lynn and the North Shore Peninsula by caring for their children while the adults pursue their careers and interests.

JP now lives in Belmont with her husband and baby Isaac.

Kushette Jelley – Programme Coordinator


Programme Assistants

  • Esme Reynolds
  • Georgia Hawthorne (VPS alumnus)
  • Jazmine O’Connell
  • Madilyn Coulson
  • Oliver Skilton (VPS alumnus)
  • Rosario Valle
  • Sarah Warmington

*WANTED: SUPERSTAR Programme Assistants*

  • Do you LOVE working with children, contributing to their learning and growth?
  • Are you looking for meaningful work, which require you to have fun?
  • Do you want to hone your skills now for a future career in sports or education?

sKids Vauxhall is a private out of school care and recreation provider based at Vauxhall Primary School. We operate from 2.30pm – 6pm. We are on the look out for SUPERSTAR programme assistants to join our team.

You will be assisting in the day-to-day running of the sKids programme, ensuring that all children attending receive optimal care at all times. This includes preparing healthy snacks, running fun activities and help with their homework. You will be engaging with children, teaching them good values, and working as part of the team.

The successful candidates will:

  • love working with children and have proven experiences
  • have great customer service skills
  • be energetic, reliable and patient, and
  • have special talents that they can’t wait to share with us

If you hold a current first-aid certificate and a full driver’s licence, your application will be advantageous. The preferred candidates will ideally be an all-rounder in arts and craft, music, sports and food technology.

In return, we will provide you with the opportunity to develop and grow your skills in a fun work environment.

Your application must include a cover letter and a CV explaining why you are the best candidate for this role.

If you have any questions, please contact JP Tay, Programme Owner on 021 185 1239 or