SHERPA KIDS IRELAND, WE CARE, WHEN YOU CAN'T BE THERE
BEFORE SCHOOL CARE
Situated onsite at your children’s school, we provide a breakfast club environment enabling busy parents to drop off their kids early, ensuring they get a healthy and fulfilling breakfast in their own school environment.
AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Our 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. Your child is our Sherpa Kid and our care for them is guided by 2 main principles which are at the core of everything we do: their safety & their well-being.
At Sherpa Kids we understand the total 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 care service at a school near to 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 9000 primary school children in their local community EVERY day!
We have over 265 schools worldwide including over 50 local schools in Ireland
Globally we run 500 services in schools every DAY!!
Our teams deliver over 1,300 hours of FUN delivered every day across our network.
FIND A LOCATION NEAR YOU!
We can help you manage your childcare requirements with our exciting aftercare programmes, select the link below to find one nearest to you.
SUPPORTING IRELAND’S FAMILIES AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Since starting Sherpa Kids in 2014, we have always known that we are involved in a sector that is about more than just childcare. Our goal everyday is to support you and your family to achieve your goals.
We go out of our way to make a difference to families lives on a daily basis through the expert care we provide.
If there is anything extra we can do to make things easier, please let us know either in our schools, or by contacting our Support Office directly.
WE CARE WHEN YOU CAN'T BE THERE
WHY DO PARENTS LOVE SHERPA KIDS?
“My children have been attending the after-school service at Sherpa since September 2017. They simply love it, and as parents so do we!!!
The children complete their homework, have a snack and enjoy a variety of activities such as skipping, sports, baking, painting, arts and crafts and drama. All the children have a chance to mix with children from other classes, developing their social skills and building new friendships.
The staff are just amazing, so organised, approachable, energetic and creative. The staff encourage the children to behave well and to have fun. I am very impressed by the standard of care provided by these girls. What a comfort to know while I’m at work that my children are in such safe hands.
Sherpa is fantastic value for money. It offers flexibility and works around the families needs. It is really useful to receive the monthly invoice .
Enrolling my kids in Sherpa has been one of my bests parenting decisions. I am so grateful to the staff there for the care and love they give my children.
Thank you all,”
“Sherpa Kids offers an invaluable service to our families where our students are cared for in a safe and welcoming environment. As a parent, I understand the importance of a secure and reliable childcare and on behalf of our school population I thank Sherpa Kids most sincerely for choosing our school.”
“Sherpa Kids offers an invaluable service to our families where our pupils are cared for in a safe and welcoming environment. The feedback from our families has been overwhelmingly positive and parents are very appreciative of the ﬂexibility of care that Sherpa Kids provides. We are delighted to be partners with Sherpa Kids as they embrace the child-centred spirit of our school.”
Dr. Alan Sheehan
“What I was impressed with was that they adapted to the schools needs because it was important for us that we tailor a product that the parents would need. The children really enjoy it and they participate in so many different activities after school that are a great beneﬁt to them.”
“We would be absolutely lost without Sherpa kids! The girls are absolutely amazing and Tadhg loves going in the morning and after school! The camps are absolutely fantastic and he is still talking about the summer camp as well as looking forward to the Halloween camp! As working parents it gives us great peace of mind knowing that he is so happy in Sherpa! The girls do an amazing job and it is a real home away from home! We could not recommend it highly enough!!”
“Their approach to the service is marked by positivity, ﬂexibility and top-class organization. Feedback from parents, children and school staff is unanimously positive. When children say positive things about you, you know you must be doing something right! The programme of homework, games and other activities means that the children are constantly stimulated. The food break provides excellent nutrition for the children and gives them an opportunity to have a chat with each other. As Principal, I have to say that the service Sherpa Kids provide is a template of excellence for other after school service providers and I have no hesitation in recommending Róisín and her team.”
“I cannot praise Sherpa Kids enough for their ongoing kindness and care they extend to our children every day. After our long term childminder retired we were devastated and never thought we would find someone worthy of the job. When I approached Sherpa Kids, any worries were resolved. They offer a flexible payment plan or a pay as you go facility which is fantastic.
I never worry about my children when they are in the care of Sherpa and cannot commend the work they do highly enough. Every week is different and they never get bored. Camps are great value and varied.”
“The personnel from Sherpa Kids were always professional in dealing with all members of the school community: staff, Board of Management, parents and students. Their preparation was done with the utmost care, yet it was unobtrusive to the day to day running of the school. The children enjoy the before and after school activities and Sherpa Kids facilitate parents hugely. Sherpa Kids is an asset to the school and we wish them every continued success.”
“We are delighted that the Good Shepherd National School in Churchtown was the ﬁrst school in South Dublin to welcome Sherpa Kids to our school. Róisín and her Sherpa Kids team offer a fantastic, professional service to our parents and pupils. It’s ‘One Stop Drop and Collection Service’ gives parents peace of mind that their children are being cared for in a setting they are familiar with and are experiencing fun, stimulating before and after school activities with their school friends.”