That every child should be safe and cared for
That every child has a voice
That every child should be encouraged to be themselves
That all children, no matter what their background, should have the same opportunities
In giving back to our sKids schools and communities through our charitable trust Kiwi Kids Education Foundation
That having strong relationships with our schools, families and children is vital for growing awesome Kiwi Kids
In being pioneers, in the out of school care industry by leading the way in offering new innovative programmes
There have been many changes in the Out of School Care industry recently. sKids have implemented new systems in response to legislative changes such as the Vulnerable Children Act, Workplace Health & Safety and more recently the Food Act.
OSCAR Accreditation Standard, Level 3
There have also been changes in compliance with the Ministry of Social Development raising the OSCAR Accreditation Standards to Level 3. All sKids programmes have OSCAR Approval status which allows eligible parents to access Work & Income NZ OSCAR subsidies. sKids Head Office oversees the operation of the programmes, providing all necessary policies and documentation, and training for staff and business operators. We are subject to regular inspection visits by the MSD OSCAR assessors.
Staff: Child Ratios
1:10 with a minimum of 2 staff on site at any time. Holiday Programme trip days 1:8 and higher risk activities such as swimming, 1:4.