sKids Whenuapai |

Welcome to our sKids Centre @ Whenuapai, 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.


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.

We run an After School (3.00pm – 6.00pm), Before School (7.30am – 8.30am) and Holiday Programme (7.30am – 6.00pm).

Jason Alexander became part of the Whenuapai community in Term 3, 2016, where he took charge of sKids at Whenuapai School. sKids Whenuapai provides before and after school care and holiday programmes for students.

Kelly Dubbeldam is the Business Manager in charge of looking after Whenuapai’s day-to-day running. You can contact her on 0272029618, alternatively, Jason Alexander (sKids & iHub Area Manager and Programme Owner/Operator) can also still be reached via e-mail on


  • Jason is married to Charmaine and has three children; Lucas (6 y/o) and twin daughters, Sofia and Heidi (4 y/o).
  • Jason is originally from the Netherlands, and lived in Norway before coming to New Zealand at the age of 10.
  • Jason obtained a Masters degree in Economics (1st Class Honours) at Waikato University and has since worked in Finance, Consultancy and Economic Risk Management Sector.
  • Jason has had a rewarding career and has now decided after starting his own family to follow his passion for children, their learning and well-being.

Before/After School and Holiday Programme at Whenuapai School

Jason believes the sKids programme should be fun, a place where the children can feel safe and you, their parents/caregivers feel comfortable that they are being well cared for.

The sKids Whenuapai after school programme incorporates a good mix of planned activities, the Homework Club and free play. The line-up of planned activities includes the all-time favourite of cooking and baking, and having fun with a variety of arts and crafts.

Jason welcomes any suggestions/feedback from parents and the wider community. Jason also invites you to come along to see how much fun the kids are having in our programmes. Jason looks forward to working together and providing a safe, quality service for the children.

To find out more about the programmes we offer and our opening hours please don’t hesitate to contact us.



What our parents and kids say

“You ladies and the fantastic team you have working with you are just magic.  I have never come across a service like yours where our kids happily choose to go to after school care and want to stay on when we arrive to pick them up.  We are ever so grateful for the care you have given to both Tenika and Liam.  I’m going to miss our little chats and the laughter that we have shared.”  Cherie and Brendon Walters

“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.