Our Staff

René de Boed 
Programme Leader

022 175 8576

My name is René, and for the past 10 years I have been developing and providing activity programmes for young children and international students.  Being a father myself, I understand how to interact with children and in the weekends you can often find me somewhere in the Waitakere’s.  I also like sports and I am passionate about soccer.  So don’t be surprised if you children soon come home with skills like Messi!

Holiday Programmes



We cater for and welcome all children aged between 5 and 14 years, and our service is based on site at Konini Primary School. Live N Learn aims to be inclusive of all children regardless of their abilities. Where there are special needs, each case will be considered individually and every effort will be made to include the child within the limits of the programme’s resources.

Meals Before School Care – Breakfast will be provided to children as requested by parents/guardians. After School Care – Afternoon tea included. A late snack will be provided for children staying after 5pm. *Please advise supervisor if your child has any specific food allergies or dietary requirements.

First Aid 

At least one Live N Learn staff member onsite will have a current first aid qualification. Police Vetting Employees will undergo police vetting before employment with Live N Learn. Compliance standards precludes the employment of any person in a paid or voluntary capacity, including those in management positions, who has a conviction for sexual crimes or for any offence involving the harm or exploitation of children.

Code of Behaviour for Workers and Prevention of Child Abuse The Live N Learn programme is committed to the prevention of child abuse and to the protection of children. All Live N Learn employees adhere to our “code of Behaviour for Workers and Prevention of Child Abuse”.

Following is a typical day format of Live N Learn Before School Care –

7am onwards Children arrive and are signed in by parents.Breakfast is available for those who have not eaten at home.Children are supervised in the various activities available, both indoor and outdoor.
8.30am Children are dismissed to class.Young children are taken to class.

Following is a typical day format of Live N Learn After School Care –

30mins of homework, 30mins outside play (weather permitting).
Organised activities.Free play (indoor/outdoor) or continuation of organised activities.
Late snack provided.

3pm to 3.30pm Roll call and Afternoon tea.Young children are collected from their class.
3.30pm to 4.30pm
4.30pm to 5.15pm
5.15pm to 6pm


Onsite at Konini Primary School (from 10 June 2013)
School Hall, Konini Primary School, 44 Withers Rd, Glen Eden 0604

Hours of Operation at Konini Primary School
Before School Care – 7am to 8.30am
After School Care – 3pm to 6pm
Holiday Programme – 7am to 6pm 

At the Konini Primary School location, we see our programme as an extension of the school. Building on the children’s learning through our organised activities and play, we follow the school’s five basic school rules of Respect, Safety, Learning, Communication and Fun. We have worked closely with the school to ensure we are aligned with what is happening in the school and support your children in a safe and supportive environment.

New school or location

If you manage a school or location and are in need of a new programme, please contact us for meeting.

Enrolments & Fees


Enrolments are required for all children attending the Live N Learn programme.

There are two types of enrolments:

Regular – This is when children are enrolled for set days each week.
Casual – This is when children are enrolled in as or when required.

Live N Learn need to be advised of casual enrolments no later than 12pm on the day for afternoon sessions and 8pm the
day before for morning sessions, by contacting us via the details provided on the “Contact Us” page.

Enrolment Procedure

An enrolment form is required to be completed for each child prior to your child/ren beginning the Live N Learn programme. Along with a Parent/Guardian Contract and Medical Consent Form as required.

It is also important to meet with the Live N Learn supervisor to discuss your child/ren’s requirements.



A list of fees are available on request.  OSCAR and WINZ Subsidies

For families who qualify, OSCAR and Work and Income (WINZ) subsidies are available. Please contact us for more information.


Fees Policy

If a child is sick, payment is still required. This is due to costs associated with pre-planned activities and staff rostered on to care for the number of children expected to attend the programme. If a child is going on holiday and we are given 7 days notice that the child will not be attending their enrolled days, then no payment is required. The above applies to both the before and after school and holiday programmes.

About Us

Live N Learn provides Before & After School Care and School Holiday Programmes in a fun, safe and supervised environment.  Our programme is designed for children between the ages of 5-14 and our Before & After School Care runs Monday to Friday during school terms.  Our aim is to provide a balance between homework, sports, arts & crafts and free time.  All in a safe and supervised environment.  Our programme includes optional breakfast in the morning and for all children there is daily afternoon tea and a late snack.

We also have a specially designed programme for the school holiday periods. Have a look at our special page for the upcoming holidays

If you require any further information, or would like to talk to someone about our programme, please do not hesitate to visit this link.

The Live N Learn team