School’s Out Lakeside

Central location

Come and meet Belinda and the rest of the team!  We are located in the heart of Taupo making it easy to collect your children. The wonderful intimate feel of the centre gives our amazing staff a great opportunity to build lasting relationships with our children. With fun and engaging activities and games on offer, within the centre and the surrounding Domain, your child won’t want to leave!

BOOK After School care for a day or the whole year NOW!

ENROLMY Link for After School Care

Programmes @ Lakeside

“Lakeside Schools Out are very good with coming up with ideas to entertain the children. Good at giving praise and encouragement. Ensuring all the children sanitise and are sitting down before eating. Encouraging good behaviour and manners.”
School’s Out Parent Survey – May 2019

holiday programmes

$41 per day

  • 8am – 6:00pm
  • Two or Three Uber-exciting Trip Days
  • Awesome Centre-based Incursions
  • Engaging, Fun & Safe Programmes

Watch this space for our
April Holiday Programme and link to ENROLMY for Bookings

*Daily and Casual rates also available, other charges may also apply. Please contact the Programme Manager if you require further information.
Please note credit card payments incur a 3% surcharge.

About School’s Out Lakeside

“The best place between school and home.”

Ko taku wahī motuhake

At School’s Out Lakeside we are proud of our family friendly atmosphere. Our home away from home began in 2006, based on the premise that quality relationships are formed by treating each child as an individual.

As an established OSCAR provider, we understand what it means to provide quality care for children. Above all, our Manager, Belinda Merz and her team deliver an exciting and innovative programme, suitable for children of all ages.

We operate out of the historic courthouse, next to the Police station at the Taupo Domain. We also provide a pick up service for students from surrounding schools (see list below).

Our pick up service takes the stress out of after school care.
Our centre has a fleet of vans providing a transport service to/from the following schools:
Taupo Primary
Tauhara Primary
St Patricks
Taupo Intermediate
Mount View School
Hilltop School
Wairakei School

After School Care
Our after school sessions include afternoon tea and an opportunity for children to complete their homework. We communicate closely with nearby schools, supporting and reinforcing their values. A range of activities are on offer including group games, crafts, sports, and baking.

Holiday Programme
Our holiday programme is another great reason to enrol your child with SO Lakeside. Check out our Facebook page for our most recent holiday programme flyer.  We strive to provide activities that children of all ages will enjoy.

Get in touch with Lakeside


Belinda Merz


+64 22 160 3117 or +64 7 378 9360


On-site @ Old Taupo Courthouse, 23 Story Place, City Centre, Taupo

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