About Us2020-02-11T21:29:28+00:00

Here at Kapai Kidz® we’ve been running Out of School Care Programmes for nearly 18 years and know what works when it comes to keeping kids happy, stimulated and keen to come back for more.

As a parent, I’m aware how important it is to know that your child is safe and enjoying themselves when you can’t be there.

We like to think of our place as a home away from home and our team as big brothers and sisters. We believe positive role models are essential for the growth of our young people. Each team member brings something special to Kapai Kidz® such as a passion for sport, art or drama. Something they all have in common is wanting to make kids smile and have a great time.

We are focussed on making sure your child feels included regardless of their abilities and personality.

Every child is encouraged to take part in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities. There’s something for everyone – Rippa Rugby, Frisbee challenges, a games table, art activities, dress-ups, themed days and much more. We constantly review and add activities to keep children interested and eager to participate.

Parents often ask if we provide time and space for homework so they don’t have to battle with their tired children to get it done. From Monday to Thursday we set aside time for homework with our staff on hand to assist.

As well as keeping the children safe and stimulated through play, we instil a respect for oneself, each other, our surroundings, the environment and other living creatures. While the main aim is to have fun, we model kindness and respect at Kapai Kidz® and expect the children to follow. Good, old-fashioned manners are at the forefront of our programmes.

Linda Robinson. Owner/Operator

Kapai Kidz® is the perfect business for me as I love children, my community and making a difference.

It all started in 2002 when my daughters were at Bellevue School. I responded to an ad in the school newsletter that immediately appealed. It was an opportunity to provide out of school care for local children. I have always wanted more children and Kapai Kidz® has given me a whole lot more! It has put my management experience and interests to good use.

25 years working in various management positions in the travel and tourism industry provided me with the skills to make sure the business runs smoothly and my interests have proved invaluable in designing programmes and interacting with the children. I enjoy most sports (supporting rather than playing), dance, music and am passionate about conservation and animal welfare.

I am of Cook Island Māori descent, born and bred in Wellington. I am married with 3 adult children.

I don’t regard my role at Kapai Kidz® as a job as the children make it joyful and keep me young. I really value my staff who put so much effort into their work and the children.

Samantha Tu’u. Supervisor Kapai Kidz

My name is Samantha Tu’u. I like helping people, and to me, family and friends are important. I enjoy going to the gym in my spare time, baking and art. My future goal is to become a Primary school teacher. I have worked with children for 7 years, and it’s important to me that they have fun and are safe.

Brooke Sawers-McClintock. Supervisor Ka Pai Klub

Hi I’m Brooke.  I have been searching for the best suited job since I left college.  I knew when I found Kapai Kidz, I had found the job I had been looking for.  I love helping people and working with children, so to me it ticked both those boxes!  I’m aiming to gain more experience working with children, and hope that in the future I can look into studying Early Childhood.


Meet our fantastic team of carers


I joined the Kapai Kidz® team in 2014. My plan is to study primary school teaching so when I got offered this job, I was so excited and couldn’t wait to start. I love working with the children because they bring fun and laughter into my day. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, perhaps walking around the waterfront or going to the movies.


Kia Ora
My name is Lino Kelekolio. In the future I wish to become a teacher. This job allows me to experience/learn the skills I need to be able to interact with children. I have really enjoyed working at Kapai Kidz, the staff and children have made me feel really welcome to my first ever job. I hope to build a stronger relationship with the staff and children.


I am a Year 13 student at Newlands College. Some of my interests are learning, travelling and sport. I enjoy the supportive team environment that sport provides. My favourite sport to play and coach is Netball. I was delighted when I received a job at Kapai Kidz as I love the energy and enthusiasm the kids bring every day.


I enjoy playing sport and netball particularly, and in my spare time enjoy hanging out with family and friends. Currently I’m studying a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise at Massey University and have found working with the children at Kapai Kidz invaluable, to helping me out with my own career path. I really enjoy seeing the kids have fun, it brings a smile to my face.


Hi my name is Lachlan, I am a Year 13 student currently studying at Newlands College. Some of my interests include; Hockey, basketball, graphic and visual design, table tennis and art. I love being a staff member at Kapai Kidz because of how kind and caring the children are, and I hope to create a safe and happy environment for the children.


Hi, my name is Tom, I am currently studying at Victoria University working towards acquiring my Bachelor of Arts so that I can go on to become a Highschool Teacher. I enjoy playing football on the weekends to help keep fit and I am interested in many other sports as well. I love my job here at Ka Pai Klub as it allows me to meet many new and interesting people every day.


I am currently a Year 13 student at Newlands College. In my spare time I enjoy working out, playing and umpiring a variety of sports as well as spending time outdoors with my friends and family. After college my plan is to study Paediatrics so I was thrilled to be offered a job where I am able to help and spend time with children in such a safe and fun environment in which Kapai Kidz provides.


Hi, my name is Brodie. I’m currently studying at Newlands College and I’m hoping to train as a Primary school teacher in the future. I love that no two days at Kapai Kidz are the same. It’s great watching the children grow and learn – I really enjoy being a part of the Kapai Kidz team.


Kia Ora, my name is Ella. I am a Year 13 student at Newlands College. In my spare time I like to play a variety of sports, art and spend time with friends and family. I enjoy being a staff member at Kapai Kidz as I am always surrounded with good energy that the kids and other staff bring, which makes it such a fun work environment.


Kia Ora my name is Beth and I am currently studying at Newlands College. In my spare time I enjoy doing art and spending time with my friends and family. I love working at Kapai Kidz, because everyone is so kind and welcoming, and the children always make my day more enjoyable.

Child Team Leaders

There is a leader (child) assigned to each area of the school

The senior, middle and junior blocks. The leader’s task is to buddy our new children, remind their peers of rules and boundaries and generally be a role model.