Before and after school care, on site, at school!

Puketapu School is very fortunate to have before school care and after school care, provided by our good friends Cherish Childcare.

This includes a fantastic before school programme from 7:15 am, which provides a healthy breakfast and supervision until school is open for the day. Any new entrants or children who require support are walked to their class and handed over to the teacher. A drop off service to Bell Block School is also available.

After school, there is a light afternoon tea and drink for children, time for homework options for children to “chill out” or start an art activity or just burn off some energy in the playground. There are planned activities each day ranging from games, art, craft and baking.

Drop off and pick up is from Northpoint Church, Maralyn Place entrance. Children are walked across to school at 8.30am and collected from the School Hall at 3pm for after school care.  Our space is inviting and calming with space for children to be in groups or alone. We offer causal, part time and full time spaces.

All staff are first aid trained and have vast experience in childcare and there are at least two staff on at all times to support children.  Staff are available for contact from 2:45 pm until 6:00 pm.

During the holidays there is a fabulous all day (7:30am-5:30pm) holiday programme at Puketapu School, for children aged 5-14 years. The Hall is set up for different activities so children have a choice of games, chill out, art, craft, construction, baking, science and the outdoor space. Children can bring their scooters and skateboards daily. We have outings once a week within Bell Block and close by. The holiday programme gives children opportunities to make new friends and try things in a safe, fun environment. Children can attend morning or afternoon sessions, full days and full time spaces. This programme fills up quickly so make sure you plan ahead!

If you would like more information contact Helen at or ring Charlotte on 06 755 4405. Feel free to pop in and visit our great space at Puketapu School or see the Cherish Childcare site:


Cherish Childcare