Operated Daily Between 7:30am and 5:30pm at Puketapu School in Bell Block

Cherish Childcare offer an amazing all day holiday programme at Puketapu School, from 7:30am to 5:30pm for children aged between 5 and 14 years of age. This is available to all children and families in the community.

This is a great facility for us to use. We have the access and use of both playgrounds, the fields and the quad. We are based in the school hall and have outings, utilising some of the great community resources such as the local pol and skate park.

All our staff are very experienced in a large range of ages (5-13yrs) they are able to play alongside the children . guide them in challenges and activities and supervise them closely .


Your Children are in Great Hands

Our educators and teachers are passionate about what they do. Providing enjoyable learning, play and social experiences. 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.

School Holiday Programme

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 oscar@cherishchildcare.co.nz or ring us on 06 755 4405.


Half Day $28 per child
Full Day $38 per child

WINZ subsidies available to those who qualify

Example of Daily Activities for the Holiday Programme

We have a new program that is sent out two weeks before the holidays , we have included some examples of what we offer .

Monday Am: rock painting chalk art ;hedgehog art
Monday Pm: orienteering rock hiding around Dillon drive and the school
Tuesday Am: team challenges and relay games; ice block stick art
Tuesday Pm: amazing race ! Ready for a great race .egg drop
Wednesday Am: wheels day obstacle course; tile painting
Wednesday Pm: decorate your wheels and have a parade time trails around a course
Thursday Am: treasure hunt ; time trials treasure boxes
Thursday Pm: chalk art; kite making
Friday Am: pj day , come in your pjs and relax in you own hut you build ; can craft
Friday Pm: movie before school care room with pop corn!!