OUR AMAZING ADVENTURE PROGRAMMES!
RISE THEN SHINE
Situated onsite at your children’s school, we provide Rise then Shine (Before School) programmes enabling busy parents/guardians to drop off their kids early, ensuring they get a healthy and fulfilling breakfast in their own school environment to keep them energised through the day!
STAY AND PLAY
Our Stay and Play (After School) programmes deliver an innovative approach to school age childcare on site at your child’s school. This means that your child is with their peers and in familiar surroundings, giving you the peace of mind that comes with having no pick-up or drop off to worry about during your working day.
At Sherpa Kids we understand the mis-match between the amount of holidays your child gets compared to the amount you have as a working parent. So to support parents, we offer extended holiday time care at as many schools that we can. Although it is not always feasible in every school, we can guarantee there will be Holiday Programme in a Sherpa Kids near you!
REFORMING SCHOOL-AGE CHILDCARE IN IRELAND - RESEARCH REPORT
Sherpa Kids’ new report, No child left behind: reforming school-age childcare in Ireland, shows just how profound the impact of Covid-19 lockdown has been on parents and children. It also demonstrates how much every part of Irish society and the economy, including parents, children, and school communities, stand to benefit from increased government investment in school-age childcare.
More than 9 in 10 parents report that lockdown has had negative effects on their lives and the lives of their children, particularly in terms of mental health. As many as 80% believe that their child’s routine has been negatively altered, while 67% believe that their education has been hindered.
Working parents have been asked to function as part-time teachers, and as individual schools and classes are closed to contain virus outbreaks, it is likely that this will continue. Intuitively, we know that parents cannot be fully professionally productive while also providing a quality education to their children. The data bears this out: 64% said they have found it very or quite challenging to home-school, while 62% have had difficulty even finding the time to do it…
Sherpa Kids looks after over 12000 primary school children in their local community EVERY day!
We have over 75 schools opened in Ireland
Globally supporting over 20.000 families every day!
Our teams deliver over 1,300 hours of FUN delivered every day across our network.
FIND A LOCATION NEAR YOU!
We are proud to be the leading school age childcare providers of before, after school and holiday programmes in Ireland driven by a passionate team committed to our daily mission: to make a difference to Ireland’s families and to the lives of children. For over 9 years, we have been delivering the best experiences for thousands of children, earning trust and confidence from families and schools in more than 75 locations across the country. Book your child/ren next adventure with us today!