Sherpa Kids South Africa | Before & After School Care, Holiday Care


We want all kids to feel AWESOME!

It's all about working together!

Sherpa Kids South Africa believes the only way we can really benefit your school community is by working in collaboration with one another. This will allow us to provide the best possible caring, nurturing, supporting, yet professional service for your parents and children.

Our services are run by dedicated franchisees that are carefully selected by the company. 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.

Sherpa Kids is able to assist the schools in myriad of ways:

  • Introducing a Sherpa Kids run holiday care
  • Outsourcing of current aftercare (this may include retention of income & current staff)
  • Management agreement for Sherpa Kids to supply staff to oversee operations
  • An onsite audit visit with consolidated report to understand current aftercare status quo
Sherpa Kids SA | Franchisee | Nellie Lester

Sherpa Kids South Africa | Nellie | Franchisee – The Parks, Johannesburg Area.

our services

The delivery of our services are designed to reflect the needs of the children

All our 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.

The routines below 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 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.

A typical After School Care weekly routine

  • Monday: Arts & Crafts
  • Tuesday: Music & Drama
  • Wednesday: Sport & Games
  • Thursday: Fun Food & Experiments
  • Friday: Fun Activities

A typical After School Care daily routine

  • Roll Call and recharge with a light lunch
  • Homework
  • Planned learning activities (e.g. Art and Craft)
  • Outside play (weather permitting)
  • Tidy up, Quiet time and children picked up
Sherpa Kids | Before School Care

Whether you are an early starter or need to travel a distance to work, Sherpa Kids is able to provide Before School Care for your child. This may start as early as 6.30am and involve breakfast and free play time for your child in a warm, caring environment…

Sherpa Kids | After School Care

Whether your child needs caring for until 4pm, 5pm or 6pm, or if they need caring for five days a week or just one day, then Sherpa Kids After School Care can help! Children have so much fun at Sherpa Kids that they often don’t want to leave…

Sherpa Kids | Holiday Care

Our team deliver a “fresh and vibrant approach” to Holiday Care that “gives children such a great time that they do not want to go home!”  Each day we offer PLAYDUCATION™, an exciting array of planned activities to engage, stimulate and entertain!

The benefits to your school

Structured and engaging Before School, After School and Holiday Care programmes

A programme designed to meet the school’s unique needs

Reduce burden on current school staff involved in providing out of school hours care

Offer parents an out of school hours solution which is not simply child-minding

Guaranteed homework supervision, built into the programme, improves homework completion rates and thereby reduces the burden on teachers and parents

Provides a marketing opportunity to attract new enrolments through a broader array of services to prospective parents

Sherpa Kids SA | Franchisee Fun

Sherpa Kids South Africa | Liza | Franchisee – North West

Our guarantee to your school

Our staff ratios are aligned with Sherpa Kids International Best Practice of 1:15 for After Care to ensure adequate supervision. All our local staff are fully trained and engaged with the programme and the community and each week there will be a broad range of structured educationally stimulating fun activities.

There is the full support and quality control from our head office to our centre owners and managers, and our training for ALL staff covers, but is not limited to:

  • Sherpa Kids Operational Procedures
  • Behaviour & Risk Management
  • Health & Safety, First Aid
  • Issue Resolution

We do not duplicate the school’s role in the education of children – we complement it. We meet with you and, if required, governing bodies / councils, to meticulously understand requirements of the school and your community.

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We have global partnerships with over 260 schools and growing. Complete the form below or email on [email protected] for more information on how we can assist your school.