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PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: Nelson Central finishes midday on Tuesday 18th December so Yikes will provide care from midday Tuesday 18th December. Also new start time for holiday programme 8.00am (to 5.30pm)
Week 1: Monday 7th January to Friday 11th January
Week 2: Monday 14th January to Friday 18th January
Week 3: Monday 21st January to Friday 25th January

Introducing our Dynamic Sports Instructor ~ Tom

Yikes is privileged to have the burgeoning expertise of Tom Dasler on board in the holiday programme everyday. 21 year old Tom also takes sports/fitness sessions in our after school programme.

Tom is currently studying at the Nelson Marlbrough Institute of Technology doing the Diploma in Applied fitness Course.

"I have a strong interest in sports and fitness and always enjoy being in the outdoors  and being active and encouraging others to get involved. I played many sports through my schooling years and growing up, and am now focusing on playing competitive golf for  Nelson and Tasman."

It has been well documented with the advance of technology, and both parents working, many basic sports skills and ball skills we took for granted, elude this generation. We are rapt to help nurture and develop these skills at Yikes and Tom is awesome how he provides these skills but also engages with the children.
Here are some shots of Tom helping a bunch of 5-7 year old boys with footb…

October Holidays

July Holidays

Dates:  Week 1: Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July
           Week 2: Monday 9th July to Friday 13th July  

                                                                                                       Hester Phillips from Creative Kidz

Times: 8.45am-5.30pm
Fee: $180 Full week/Full Days                            
        $150 Full week till 3pm
        $125 Full week till 1pm                                                    
        $ 40/day
        $ 30 till 3pm
        $ 25 till 1pm
New Students Enrol online Click Here

Existing Students Enrol online Click Here 

Contemporary Jewellery Design

We are privileged to have on board the talents and giftings of artisan Kim Brice - contemporary jewellery.
Kim has recently returned from living in Stockholm to his hometown of Nelson and has a small gallery shop called Cubicle on 6 Nile Street.
I asked Kim to write me a piece on what he and the children did in the holidays at the Yikes Holiday programme. I was so interested in what he wrote I had to share it with you:

I talked briefly about contemporary jewellery, the difference between traditional and jewellery of today,I showed some of Lisa Walkers pieces in her new book, Unwearable jewellery, plus some images of jewellery by Warwick Freeman and Karl Fritsch . I also showed the children some actual pieces of my own work which they passed around.
 Lisa uses found objects in her work, even rubbish which she finds on the street, her pieces are well thought out but look very thrown together, she is probably New Zealands most famous jeweler at present and has her work in many of th…

QR Treasure Hunt

Today the 5-7 year olds only have time for one clue (because we are going to the farm soon)
Use your phone app or this link to decipher the clue:

April Dates and Fees:

Week 1: Tuesday 10th April to Friday 13th April
eek 2: Monday 16th April to Friday 20th April
Click Here for Schedule
Fee: Full Week/Full booking $160 Week1 * $180 Week2
        Full Week/Till 3pm       $140 Week1 * $150 Week2            
        Full Week/Till 1pm       $115 Week1 * $125 Week2
        Daily : $40 full day * $30 till 3pm *$25 half day till 1pm

Zach is creating a Video Documentary on Birds

Summer Lovin' and Swimming