Meet the Sherpa Kids South Africa Team
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REACH Higher

We work and engage with all involved to ensure continuous learning that will bring about emotional and beneficial outcomes to all. Identify each individual’s needs and goals and challenge them everyday.

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ENGAGE Locally

Via collaboration Sherpa Kids create and provide, clever, customised, engaging, fun, safe and a secure environment for the care of school-aged children.

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FRANCHISE Opportunity

Let experts take quality of your business to new heights to build a business that will change your lifestyle with an award winning team at the summit. 


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Welcome to Sherpa Kids South Africa
Sherpa Kids South Africa - internationally accredited Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) service provider
- Before School Care, After School Care and Holiday Care for primary school children fifty weeks of the year.

 Services at over 20 schools in Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal and North West Province

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In the same way as mountaineers use skills and knowledge of the Sherpa people to guide them safely to their summit, you can reply on Sherpa Kids' expertise and hard work to guide your school community in everything that goes with managing, planning and running an outstanding Before School, After School and Holiday Care service. 

A solid history founded on a high level of know-how, integrity and expertise ensures that professionalism underpins our brand, our systems and reflected in our people.  

Sherpa Kids has a genuine passion for delivering a quality structured safe service built on a solid business platform to provide a creative, engaging, fun-filled, safe and secure environment for the school community. We pride ourselves on adhering to International Best Practice and standards, evident in the accredited status of Sherpa Kids' operations in New Zealand, Australia and United Kingdom.

Our Services - Before School, After School and Holiday Care

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Expect More from our Services:

Whilst safety, well-being and general happiness of the children in our care is of upmost importance, for Sherpa Kids this is the starting point for our services of before school, after school and holiday care and not the sole end in itself. If we are to add value to your efforts in running your school and to your parent community, then we must offer more than a “baby-sitting” service.

Our theme for the week is explored each day via planned, fun activities that are aligned with My Time Our Place as follows:

  • Monday: Arts and Crafts
  • Tuesday: Music and Drama
  • Wednesday: Sport and Games
  • Thursday: Cooking and Technology
  • Friday: Fun Activities

The school day is a long one, especially for children attending before and/or after school, so finding the right balance between planned and spontaneous activity is key.

A ‘typical’ After School Care daily routine week is as follows:

  • Roll call, recharge with light lunch and free play
  • Supervised Homework
  • Daily Structured Themed Activity 
  • Outside play (if weather/light permits)
  • Tidy up, quiet time

Partnering with Sherpa Kids:  No school is too small for Sherpa Kids

We meet with you and governing councils if required to meticulously understand school and community requirements.

We work with you to design a tailor purpose made programme that meets the school's unique needs. We share what has worked for others and the reasons why.

We implement a transition plan, engage and communicate with families and existing staff to gently manage via total collaboration a fresh innovative resourceful new programme with minimum of fuss. True Sherpa Style!

Are you experiencing:

  • Inadequate supervision of children
  • Poorly planned activities
  • Non-payment or late payment of lease fees
  • Parent complaints taking up your valuable time.
  • Your staff overworked
  • Increased risk under Company Directors obligations

If the answer is yes, Sherpa Kids can take your troubles away…..

Sherpa Kids Guarantee:

  • Staff ratios of 1 Staff : 15 children
  • Fully trained local engaging staff with the right attitude
  • Broad range of fun activities that cater for all ages
  • Full support and constant quality control from within our total network
  • Smooth running of the business elements of the service. (accounting, administration, communication, reporting,compliance)

Furthermore, at Sherpa Kids we use proven management systems to operate the business side efficiently, thus removing ALL day-to-day administrative responsibilities from teaching and school office staff. This leaves you and your team to focus on your work, safe in the knowledge that we are completely on top of ours.

We welcome and actively encourage your input.  Our programmes work best when there are open lines of communication between us the school, the children and their parents.

Sherpa Kids services are run by owner-operators based in the school’s local community. Each partner, carefully selected against rigorous criteria with comprehensive training and come from a variety of business and educational backgrounds. All share a common driving passion for children and a commitment to create the best possible environment in which they can flourish with your community.

Staff with skill and practical knowledge, not just qualifications:

International Best Practice dictate the required level of staffing that we and all providers must meet, including staff-to-children ratios and qualified-to-unqualified staff ratios. Qualifications are important but, based upon years of hands-on experience of the unique challenges presented by the before and after school environment, Sherpa Kids recognise the need to supplement these requirements with extensive training to ALL our staff.

Our training for ALL staff covers, but is not limited to:

  • First Aid
  • Induction Management
  • Behaviour Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Child Protection
  • Complaints Processes and Issue Resolution