Before & After School Care (ages 5-13)

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Before School Care

Our new service is before school  care where parents/caregivers can drop their child off from 7.30am. We will provide breakfast and drop your child off to school. Contact us for more information.

After School Care

After a long day at school kids need somewhere to go that is fun, friendly and safe! Our detailed planning and experienced staff  provide an environment where family values are important and where every child is given an opportunity to thrive. Playtopia definitely isn’t school, but our kid friendly environment naturally provides a space where kids will learn through play, opportunities and friendships.

Your child will be collected from school, provided with a varied nutritious afternoon tea, have free active play on equipment and invited to join in organised group activities or the super popular HOMEWORK CLUB.

Contact us for more information

Typical day on the Playtopia After School Programme;

3:00 – 3:30      Child is collected from school – Attendance recorded on van slip

3:10 – 3:40      Child arrives at Playtopia – Arrival to Playtopia recorded on Register

3:10 – 3:45      Supervised play, quiet activity or TV time

3:45 – 4:00      Everyone wash hands, roll call and afternoon tea

4:00 – 4:20      Homework Club (reading, workbooks, school homework) OR

4:00 – 4:20      Organised group activity (games, crafts, fun challenges etc)

4:30 – 6:00      Supervised play, board games, ball play, colouring, tv, quiet time etc

5:30 – 6:00      Clean up – Hand ball

6:00     Programme closes

Click here for a  After School Programme Enrolment Form

We currently collect children from the following schools;  St Michael’s Primary, St Mary’s Primary, Otonga Primary, Rotorua Primary, Malfroy Primary, Westbrook Primary, Rotorua Intermediate, Kawaha Point Primary, Glenholme Primary, Ngongotaha Primary, Selwyn Primary, Te Koutu Primary and Western Heights Primary. These schools change depending on where the families need us.


homework clubFor some working parents it’s just not possible to collect your child until after 5pm. From there it’s on to grocery shopping, cooking dinner, bath time, lunch boxes, school uniforms, newsletters and the never ending list of chores! We get it, and we understand. To give you a helping hand we have created HOMEWORK CLUB.

Homework Club Kids Contract

Homework Club is a choice! Once kids enrol they receive a toy car to move around the track each time they complete a homework session. The kids then have a choice to stop at the reward check points or carry on to the bigger prizes along the road. There are Club Rules that the kids have to agree to and it is not compulsory.


$80 per week (Full Time—Monday to Friday)

$18 per day (Part Time—Less than 4 days per week)



Playtopia After School Programme is a CYF’s approved OSCAR (Out of School Care & Recreation) provider.

If you have 1 child and earn less than $1400 per week you may be entitled to subsidized childcare for your child. This can be up to the full cost of the programme.Ring Work & Income on 0800 559 009.