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Savvy business owners - this is your opportunity to share the Sherpa Kids dream.   

Why not JOIN over 100 Global Sherpa Kids Franchisees ?

Established 1996, Sherpa Kids, a leading provider of Internationally Benchmarked Out of School Hours Care. Located in South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, England, Ireland and Canada. 

  • GLOBALLY: 200 primary school locations • 20 years experience • 6500 children daily
  • SOUTH AFRICA: 20 national locations in South Africa • 40 new territories available 

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 25 schools in Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal and North West Province. Servicing 1000 South African families daily, 50 weeks of the year. 

Schools include:  Nova Pioneer (Ormonde, Midrand, Jackal Creek), Emmarentia Primary School, Fairways Primary School, Kings School Linbro Park, Assumption Covent, Copperleaf College Centurion, Lebone II - College of the Royal Bafokeng Rustenburg, Saheti School Johannesburg, St Katharine's Parktown, St David's Marist Inanda, The Mountain Cambridge School Hartebeespoort, St Henry's Marist Brothers Durban, Victory Christian Academy Durban North, Pretoria Chinese School, Nobel Palms Private School Rustenburg, Kyalami Preparatory School, Kyalami Nursery School, St Stithians Girls Prep and Boys Prep Johannesburg. 

Sherpa Kids is a rewarding business where you can make a difference!

Operating a Sherpa Kids franchise is not only financially rewarding, but is also emotionally rewarding, because every day you can:

  • Work with children in your area, providing structured supervision - before school, after school and holiday care services
  • Build relationships with our most precious cargo – kids
  • Have fun, listen to stories, learn, laugh and cry
  • Help kids increase their confidence
  • Watch them develop, learn and grow

New territories and selected company owned sites are currently available

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.

We have a solid history that has been founded on a high level of know-how, integrity and expertise. Our professionalism underpins our brand, our systems and is reflected in our people. 

Sherpa Kids has a genuine passion for delivering a quality, structured and safe service built on a solid business platform.

Sherpa Kids provides a creative, engaging, fun-filled, safe and secure environment for the school community.

We pride ourselves on adhering to International Best Practice and standards. This is evident in the accredited status of our operations in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. 

What some of our franchisees have to say:


"Having been a mom using this service at Emmarentia Primary - I then invested in a franchise in Bryanston and now run the centres at St Stithian's Girls and Boys Prep. I understood this need as a mother and now am an independent business owner- giving me more flexibility with my own young children and love growing and nurturing other young minds" Naz Scholtz Sherpa Kids Bryanston



"My plan was to give up my full time job as a CA(SA) within 5 years of buying my Sherpa Kids franchise. I reached this goal within a year. My centre at Saheti has shown great growth and our partnership with the school leadership is critical to the success of my Sherpa Kids centre. Owning my own business has given me independence and lifestyle balance. I love being part of this brand - making a significant and meaningful impact for working families" Debbie van Zyl Sherpa Kids Regional Developer Johannesburg East.



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