We want all kids to feel AWESOME!
We are a family of families dedicated to growing awesome South African children!
We offer affordable out of school care to pre-school and primary school children at our centres across the country. More than 3000 children come through our doors each day and we consider it a great privilege to support parents, schools and communities.
We want all kids to feel AWESOME about who they are, so our programmes have been designed to grow core capabilities in kids, so they flourish in life. We offer a range of programmes including, our after school, before school and school holiday programme.
Sherpa Kids South Africa | Management & Franchisee’s
We aim to deliver a ‘fresh and vibrant’ approach to Out Of School Care, and to “give children such a great time that they do not want to go home!”, so we believe:
That every child should be safe and cared for
That every child has a voice
That every child should be encouraged to be themselves
That all children, no matter what their background, should have the same opportunities
That having strong relationships with our schools, families and children is vital for growing awesome South African children
In being pioneers, in the out of school care industry by leading the way in offering new innovative programmes
Our core values
These are the values you can expect from us, and the values we look for in franchise owners working in our local communities.
SHERPA KIDS HEAD OFFICE TEAM
Supporting our local communities
Genevieve’s twenty years experience in Education focused on brand development and operational excellence which is in tune with customer needs and market trends.Her experience was gained at the JSE listed Advtech Group in the position of managing director of two of their tertiary education brands, Rosebank College and College Campus. While at Advtech Genevieve served as a member of the Group Executive Committee for over five years.
She holds an undergraduate qualification in Marketing, an MBA from Edinburgh Business School and has recently attained a Masters in Business Innovation from Deusto University in Spain.
“After working in the education industry for 20 years, I have a passionate commitment to learning in South Africa. As such, I was motivated to launch this business and offer an out of school hours programme that works.”
Benita has over 10 years’ experience in customer service and advanced office administration as well as personal assistant duties.
Her experience has been fostered within educational institutions and in particular primary school environments working with parents and children, facilitating arrangements for school activities and arranging meetings, teacher development as well as parent development activities. At Sherpa Kids she contributes to service excellence by managing our Head Office and being involved in quality assurance site visits.
Stephanie has her Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management and brings along with her a number of tutoring and lead teacher positions at various schools within Johannesburg. She has also held a Principal portfolio where she gained experience in managing and maintaining an effective operational school that included aftercare and ensuring the fostering of parent as well as student relations.
Stephanie is responsible for quality assurance, franchisee and staff operations support as well as heads the training portfolio for our teams working at our various Sherpa Kids centres.
Father of five boys (aged 8 to 26), Sean holds an M.Ed. with post-graduate specialisation in Special Education (Remedial). Sean’s almost 46 years in the education sector includes 20 years at Rhodes University as a lecturer in the Education Department and many years as a High School and Primary School teacher. In addition, he was Education Officer for the 1820 Foundation in Grahamstown where he was responsible for administering and planning Southern Africa’s (annual) English Olympiad, National School’s Festival of English and many other varied educational offerings.
Sean is perfectly positioned to ensure that Sherpa Kids out of school hours (including before school, aftercare and holiday care) solution is perfectly matched to the needs of South African parents, their children and our schools. Responsibility for Training and Quality Assurance completes Sean’s Sherpa Kids portfolio.
Ray started his career in the Building Society field and moved onto a career with Major Companies in the FMCG Industry. He has held roles as Regional Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and National Accounts Manager. He has been employed by NCP Yeast, Illovo Sugar and Rainbow Chicken Limited.
If we look internally into anything we do, being it within our own business or personal life, it is those very important people that we deal with on a daily basis, how we treat and respect them is the key to success.
When interacting with your children
When interacting with your children, our staff will:
- establish a rapport with your children
- encourage children to communicate, explore and be creative and spontaneous
- allow children to make decisions, problem solve and express and share their thoughts and opinions
- assist children in developing positive relationships with other children
- use praise and reinforcement with children to boost self-esteem
- encourage and motivate good practice
- celebrate children’s efforts and achievements
Sherpa Kids programmes are developed to:
- provide challenging and interesting age appropriate activities
- engage and stimulate children’s physical, intellectual, social and creative abilities
- plan for a range of daily indoor and outdoor
- enable children to participate in quiet/active activities, as well as small group or individual activities
- encourage children to feel part of the school and wider community
- be evaluated regularly by children, parents and staff using a variety of assessments and strategies
Why do people love us?
“As a young start up team they are endeavouring to build a strong aftercare program. 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.“
“As a full time working mom and dad with no close family, Sherpa Kids at PCS has been a life saver. Connor loves attending the holiday club. It is a perfect balance of structured activity, free play and relaxation for the kids. The staff are caring and we have the peace of mind of knowing our precious child is well taken care of, while we work.”
Anisha de Meyer
“The teachers are all hands-on and make sure the safety of kids is a priority in their presence. They really are also helpful in assisting learners with homework daily. The staff has natural parental love. Sherpa SA – preferably at Lebone II College, rocks!! BIG UP TO THEM.“
“Thoughtful provision for the children, conscientious care – well organised and properly supported by head office.“
“Amanda thoroughly enjoyed the Fairways holiday school. She had such a ball! Thanks to everyone 🙂”