Child Care Programmes

At Respawn we offer Afterschool, Holiday Programmes and workshop sessions in Wellington.
Afterschool Programmes have two options, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, and 3:00pm – 6:30pm.
Holiday Programmes run from 9am – 3pm, with workshops being dependant on the subject

We provide great healthy snacks to keep the kids active.

If your child / children need Special dietary requirements we will do our best to cater for them.

We provide healthy fruits & juice every day with fresh and healthy snacks.

What we offer at after school care wellington:

We offer indoor activities on computers and creative art and drawing.

We use a range of learning programmes and gamification to help support your childs growth and adoption of technology, as well as having fun with it.

Lots of resources for creative activities. – Art, Paint, drawing etc.

Well planned activities taking into account the children’s ages.


We also have a Homework club after school and we do our best to help, teach, and encourage all the chidren to learn and do their best.


At after school care, we make sure the children follow an organised after school programme.

We will provide a safe and structured environment with loads of fun activities.

We have been highly trained to ensure outstanding care for your children, with the input of children and parent to ensure it is


How a typical afternoon at smash works:

  • 3.00 – 3.30 The supervisors pick up the children from school and there is free time at smash.
  • 3.30 – 4.00 Roll call is taken, followed by afternoon tea.
  • 4.00 – 5.00 Set activity time. Options include crafts, sports, art, singing, dancing, challenges and “Clubs”.
  • 5.00 – 5.30 Group games
  • 5.30 – 6.00 Quiet time

Information about the after school programme

  • SMASH is run from 3.00 to 6.00pm weekdays
  • Marsden and Karori Normal School children are picked up from school and walked back to SMASH. Children from other schools such as Scots College & Wellesley are picked up from the bus stop at Marsden Village.
  • Our staff collect the children from Karori West School and bus them back to SMASH – charges apply for supervised bus trip ($0.75 per trip).
  • Afternoon tea is provided. This includes sandwiches, biscuits, fruits and crackers.
  • Our After School Care fees are $24.00 per day per child. We are OSCAR approved and WINZ subsidies are available.
  • Half day fees during the school term are $45 per day per child, and full days’ fees $54.00 per day per child.
  • For more detailed information, please read carefully through our The SMASH Club – After School & Breakfast Club T&Cs.



Looking for something a bit different and engaging over the school holidays?
Respawn has all your child’s needs in our holiday programme for school kids aged between 9 and 16 focusing on learning and technology within gaming!

They will be learning the ins and outs of child friendly programs that translate into real skills with professional programs each day, suitable for all levels of gamers.
The programs in use will be TinkerCAD, Minecraft, Minecraft Education Edition and Game Maker Studio.

This programme runs from 9am – 3:30pm from Monday to Friday over January and early February, with classes building off each other throughout the week.

Each week has a different subject, for those already familiar with programs will be given other activities!
Learn to make a 3D model in TinkerCAD and 3D print it, play with Minecraft Redstones and build some amazing mechanisms, design a game with Game Maker Studio and easy coding!

Pricing per day is $55, with a provided lunch being $10 extra. Lunch options are a burger, nachos or chicken nuggets with fries. Fruit, muesli bars and water will be provide throughout the day.

Fill out the form below then choose the dates you want to book. Last week of December, and throughout January available. Shop will be closed to the public while holiday programme is running to ensure we can provide a safe and comfortable environment.

Daily Schedule












    Arrivals and check ins

    Day start, class discussion and ideation.

    Programme basics and button presses

    Using weekly program

    Lunch and Free time

    Continue using program

    Break time

    Final program use

    Free time

    Final Break

    Team Building and Cooperative Games

    End of day

    Afterschool Programme 3pm - 4:30pm

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    Afterschool Programme 3pm - 6:30pm

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    Holiday Programmes

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    Booking Dates Below:
    April 18 - 22
    April 25 - 29

    July 11- 15
    July 18-22

    October 3 -7
    October 10 -14