Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


British Government directive creates opportunity for NZ

Thursday, November 29, 2012 (NZ Time)

British Government directive creates opportunity for New Zealand service

After-school care to be exported to England

Safe Kids In Daily Supervision, a New Zealand- developed after-school care service, is bound for Britain.

John Geers, a London-based investor, has purchased the master franchise rights to take Safe Kids In Daily Supervision to 17,000 primary schools in England.

He has been in Auckland all this week, finalising arrangements with sKids head office. Negotiations began in September this year.

He said the United Kingdom Government's "Extended Schools Agenda" requires all primary schools to have pre and after-school care services for children.
"This is in response to the growing trend of working Parents," said John Geers.

"Many of them face big challenges meeting both family and work commitments without effective support from their schools.
"sKids has developed and refined a very professional and caring service that will be welcomed in Britain," he said.

English primary schools teach children from age four to eleven.

"Many schools already have a service usually run by small ,local businesses," said John.

"There are some larger operations which serve regions of England, but none, large or small, have the level of professionalism which sKids offers.
"his is a whole new level of service.It is very thorough."

John recently left his role as director of a London company which advises on services and sponsored events for children. He said this background alerted him to the potential for sKids in his native country.

Dawn Engelbrecht, managing director of sKids, said John's interest is shared by people in other countries. The service has now been established in South Australia and negotiations continue in other parts of the World.


Caption: John Geers and sKids Managing Director, Dawn Engelbrechnt, at sKids New Zealand Headquarters in Auckland today.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Review - A Girl Named Mo

Moana Ete brought her three-piece band A Girl Named Mo to Wellington's intimate and iconic Bats Theatre last week for a five-night residency. Each show was recorded and filmed live for the release of her debut album 'Platonic/Romantic' on Loop records later this year. More>>

For The Birds: Who Will Be Crowned Bird Of The Year?

The competition involves well-known and enthusiastic New Zealanders acting as ‘campaign managers’ for their favourite birds with many going to great lengths to get New Zealanders to vote for their chosen bird... More>>


  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Gordon Campbell: On Bob Dylan's Nobel (And The Surplus)

    So Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize for… Literature? Wow. I’d be just as happy if he’d won for his work on particle physics (“One Grain of Sand”, “Simple Twist of Fate”) or got the Economics prize for his work on the theory of contracting (“Don’t Think Twice Its Alright”) ... More>>


    Scoop Review Of Books: Whose Goat Was That?

    Mysterious Mysteries of Aro Valley is a sharp, satirical and sometimes downright scary romp through and around that valley in ways that made me question the realities of the places I thought I knew so well. More>>


    NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

    Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


    Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

    Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news