sKids Welcome Bay |

Welcome to our sKids Centre @ Welcome Bay, 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 – Joanne Paterson
  • Office Mobile – 027 489 5247
  • Programme Manager – Cassie Allen
  • Onsite Mobile -022 174 8381
  • Site Address – Welcome Bay School, 309 Welcome Bay Road, Welcome Bay

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

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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

The amazing staff and their ideas that they do with my child and the other children. My daughter always comes home happy after being there. She feels safe secure.”

“I like that there are lots of things to do and that there is a playground next door. I love the art , crafts & plastacine. Mostly the leaders are friendly and kind. I don’t like that the older kids have to go last in everything (written by a 10 yr old).”

“Such a great service, great teachers and incredibly handy being onsite at welcome bay school.”

What Welcome Bay Primary School Principal says

“Patrice and his Skids team have been part of the Welcome Bay School for the last few years.
As Principal of the school I cannot fault the positive working relationship between Skids and the school in wanting to form a strong partnership to support families in our school community.
The Skids team provide a safe and fun environment for the children in their care and the team are very respectful of the school resources they use. From what I observe and hear from parents Skids staff are fully engaged with the kids and for us as a a school it is so convenient having them on site before and after school as well as in the school holidays.
Patrice and I meet regularly to discuss how things are going and plan for any upcoming events, and this helps to ensure lines of communication are strong.”
– Jamie De La Haye