Sherpa Kids offers high quality childcare at an affordable price. Working on a child carer ratio of no more than 15:1, it delivers a fresh and vibrant approach to childcare. It aims to give children “such a good time they just don’t want to go home!”.
In addition to offering activities, ranging from arts and crafts to sports and fun food and experiments, Sherpa Kids also capitalises on its international connections by, for example, encouraging Sherpa Kids children from Ireland to face-time and chat with Sherpa Kids children in South Africa.
All of our services are run by dedicated franchisees that are carefully selected by the company. By using a franchise model, Sherpa Kids’ services not only benefit from the local knowledge of the provider, they also contribute to the economic and employment prospects of local communities since all the decision making is done at local level by the franchise owner.
Before School, After School and Holiday Care
Before School, After School and Holiday Care Programmes are provided in accordance with the requirements of the school and Sherpa Kids’ Centre Policies and Procedures .
In collaboration with the school, and supporting its values and ethos, our programmes will be tailored to complement the curriculum and themes running in the school. The weekly theme is explored each day via planned, fun activities that are designed to link with the National Quality Framework in Australia hence activities are outcomes based.
These are a guide to Sherpa Kids’ Programmes but they are flexible enough to cater to children’s enthusiasm and interest on the day and can be altered to suit at the discretion of the Centre Director.
At all times we aim to provide a high quality environment for children which is welcoming, safe and stimulating where children are able to enjoy learning and grow in confidence.
The National Quality Framework in Australia covers children from 3 to 6 years old and is used by Sherpa Kids as a guide to how we provide our service as there is currently no written legislation or regulation in South Africa covering After School Care for national school aged children. It has 7 Areas of Childcare align with the Australian Framework but more importantly, the delivery of the service is designed to reflect the needs of the children in our care.
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Benefits to your school
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Our training for ALL staff covers, but is not limited to:
We do not duplicate the school’s role in the education of children – we complement it. We meet with you and, in required, governing bodies / councils, to meticulously understand requirements of the school and your community.
“I am appreciative of the teachers and all they do, and of course our children will always have their favourites and so it is in building these connections and relationships that enables them to create new friendships that creates a really positive experience”Vanessa Gray, Parent – Fairways Primary Johannesburg
“It is wonderful to leave school in the afternoon and see children actively involved in the creative activities Sherpa Kids has provided”Terri Ohannessian, Saheti School Johannesburg
Thoughtful provision for the children, conscientious care – well organised and properly supported by head office.Mandy Mitchley – Former Head of St Katharines
Excellent admin; children well provided for; exciting themes that engage children’s interestBarbara Burns – St Henry’s
The directors of Sherpa are highly responsive, especially if a query or concern is brought to light, and always provide feedback and/or parent survey results after the holiday care is overBailey Thompson – SPARK Schools
We find them to be professional and effective, providing well planned and engaging activities in the afternoons. Students go home excited and parents have peace of mind that their children are well taken care of and the bulk of their homework has been done. It is a pleasure to work along-side a service provider who is open to discussion, learning and has the Lebone community at heart.Diane Roberts – Lebone College II
“As a headmistress, my concern for the children under my care does not stop when our school day ends; their safety and happiness is constantly at the forefront of my mind. For this reason, I am truly grateful for the services of Sherpa Kids at KPNS”Tammy Odendaal – Kyalami Preparatory School