School Holiday Care (ages 5-13)

princess throne (2000x1333)When it comes to School Holiday Programmes Playtopia deliver the best! Our innovative planning, access to resources and genuine desire to inspire children means each programme is different and is jam-packed with excitement and fun!

Our experienced staff know how to entertain children and understand the importance of safety and family values. We are the masters of School Holiday Programmes and we ensure the kids have fun in a safe and stimulating environment.

Our Junior Programme is designed for ages 5 – 8 years. They are encouraged to learn through play, friendships and opportunities. Ice Skating, Blue Baths Swimming, Fear Factor and sewing your own Uglydolls are just to name a few of the activities we will do.

Our Senior Programme is designed for ages 9 – 13 years and we ensure they won’t be complaining about “Lame” or “Boring” days. We provide a range of activities, excursions and interactions that will build confidence, encourage social skills and open their minds to a world of possibilities. A day at competing in team challenges across parks in Rotorua, Ice Skating, Foot Golf and Shrink Art are just to name a few of the activities we do. Whether your child’s an intellect or a sports fanatic… everyone gets pushed out of their comfort zones and is provided opportunities to shine.

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FULL DAY COST (8am – 6pm)

  • $225 per week
  • $45 per day

SCHOOL DAY COST (8:30am – 3:30pm)

  • $175 per week
  • $35 per day
  • $6 per extra hour

We charge similar to a Daycare where you are billed for the days the children are enrolled regardless of attendance. This covers staffing, equipment, excursions and materials planned for that day. Children’s safety is paramount to us. We ensure adult: child ratio numbers are met at all times and organize activities to meet the demands of the age groups.

Important Bits:

  • We are open from 8.00am to 6.00pm, for the School Holiday Programme.
  • Price includes transport, activities, materials, and most excursions.
  • Any additional excursion costs must be paid for in advance and are non-refundable due to limited spaces.
  • Children must provide their own food and drink bottles (make sure it’s enough for 10 hours).

How to Enrol:

  • Click here for a School Holiday Programme Enrolment Form. Complete the form, sign it, and drop it in to Playtopia.
  • We require a $20 non-refundable deposit for all new enrolments, which is used towards your account.

How to Pay:

  • You can pay at front desk by eftpos or cash or you can deposit it into the following bank account bank using your child’s name as the reference.

Bank Details:     Heartland Bank

Account Number:     03-1783-0540576-00

Account Name:     Playtopia Playland & Cafe

If this is the first time your child has been enrolled with us, we require a $20 non refundable deposit to hold their space.

OSCAR Approved:

Playtopia is a MSD (Ministry of Social development) approved OSCAR (Out of School Care & Recreation) provider.

WINZ Subsidies:

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. For more information on subsidies Click Here.