Sherpa Kids Programmes

Our programmes meet all standards and guidelines as recommended and reflected by Sherpa Kids philosophy and values.

Sherpa Kids programmes will also:

  • ensure children’s learning and development is facilitated and their individual interests and abilities are encouraged and needs are met
  • provide challenging and interesting age appropriate activities using a variety of resources and suitable equipment to engage and stimulate children’s physical, intellectual, social and creative abilities
  • plan for a range of daily indoor and outdoor activities taking into account the health and development guidelines for the age group
  • enable children to participate in quiet/active activities, as well as group/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

Daily Programme

Weekly themes or a variety of activities are incorporated into the daily programme. The daily programme is an indication, only, of the types of activities the children will be involved with at any given time. However, depending on the children’s enthusiasm and interest, it may be varied at the discretion of the staff.

  • Monday – Art and Craft
  • Tuesday – Music and Drama
  • Wednesday – Sport and Games
  • Thursday – Cooking and Technology
  • Friday – Fun Day

Cultural Diversity

Sherpa Kids programmes will be mindful of cultural differences and the needs of the children in our care. Where possible service information and community information will be translated or provided in various languages and support provided to ensure the successful inclusion of children.

We will encourage staff and families input by contributing their knowledge about their own culture into the service programmes, activities, policies and procedures to ensure children’s needs are being met and to enhance the overall quality of our service.

Children with Additional Needs

Every effort will be made to include children with additional needs in our programmes and a full assessment with the assistance of the child’s parent, will be made to determine the child’s needs and if they can be catered for, prior to the child commencing care. Detailed information about the child’s requirements and specific behaviour or medical management plans must be obtained from the parents and included with the child’s enrolment form. Parents must arrange a time with the Programme Manager to discuss their child’s needs to ensure appropriate care can be provided.

Family & Community Involvement

Families are welcome to spend time at our service with their children and this will also increase communication between Sherpa Kids staff and families and help us to meet you and your child’s needs. If your family or child has a special day or significant event you would like us to celebrate or share, please discuss this with staff. Community and school involvement is also encouraged at our service as we feel the information and experiences this can provide, can add to a child’s development and learning experience.