Sherpa Kids Ireland | Before & After School Care, Holiday Care

After School & Before School Programmes

We want all kids to feel AWESOME!

We are there when you can't be!

Sherpa Kids offers high quality childcare at an affordable price

Our services aim to give children “such a good time they just don’t want to go home!” Sherpa Kids provides them with food, supervise their homework, let them play, and engage them with fun, themed and stimulating activities.

Working on a child carer ratio of no more than 15:1, we deliver a fresh and vibrant approach to childcare. No matter what your afterschool needs are Sherpa Kids offers flexible options to suit your family needs.

International Best practice allows for top quality standards, quality assurance and a programme that is built to meet the needs of young children

Before School Care through to After School Care | Monday to Friday: 07H00 – 18H00
(Includes homework time and fun activities.)

The right start to a child’s day is essential for great learning and Sherpa Kids are able to care for children at their Sherpa Kids centre before school begins for the day. Whether you are an early starter or need to travel a distance to work we would be happy to welcome your child into our care at either the start or end of the day.

You can rest assured that they are safe, secure and having a fabulous time, and don’t stress about being late for pickups from school again!!

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A typical morning for your child

The right start to a child’s day is essential for great learning, Sherpa Kids are able to care for your children before school begins for the day. A typical Before School daily routine would be:

- Children arrive (signed in by parents)
- Breakfast is available for those who have not eaten
- Playducation activities
- Tidy up
- Children dismissed to classes

An afternoon with Sherpa Kids

We’ll provide nutritious food, supervise their homework, let them play, then run a fun activity so parents can be rest assured that they are safe, secure and having a great time. A typical After School daily routine would be:

- Roll call, recharge with lunch
- Homework Supervision or a quiet activity
- Playducation activities
- Free Play
- Tidy up, quiet time

Education Through Play

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As part of the Sherpa Kids team you will deliver a ‘fresh and vibrant’ approach to childcare based around the concept of Playducation™, which provides an immersive and integrated learning environment.

What can your child expect?

Our team deliver a ‘fresh and vibrant’ approach to Before and Aftercare. To help parents like you our service hours are tailored to the needs of the school, the parents and the local community.

Weekly themes as well as a variety of activities are incorporated into the daily programme for aftercare. During holiday care each day has a new theme! 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. We are all about building relationships with children so as to provide as much fun and stimulation as possible!

Each week we offer Playducation, these themed daily activities include a mixture of:

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Family & Community Involvement

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.

Why choose Sherpa Kids?

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    Kids love our engaging programmes, participating in adventurous, creative activities and good old-fashioned play
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    We focus on children’s health and safety
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    All staff have clear criminal checks
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    A staff: learner ratio of 1:15 allows for loads of engagement
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    We build positive relationships with the children and families
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    We offer a professional service with our core focus on CARE
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Sherpa Kids also knows your time is valuable, and that the school run take years off your life. Our team have negotiated a significantly discounted pricing through our collaboration with Cool Kids’ Cabbies – we want to give you the BEST!

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Find a location near you!

We can help you manage your children with our exciting aftercare programmes, select the link below to find one nearest to you.

Experience Sherpa Kids Bushcamp

Sherpa Kids Bush Camp, about two hours from Johannesburg, in the beautiful Waterberg region of Limpopo, is where campers experience a safe, fun, magical environment where they can create happy memories, develop skills and interests, experience personal growth, build friendships, and grow in confidence.


Why do people love us?

“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.”

Órlaith Veale

“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.”

Susan O’Halloran

“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.”

Adrienne Downes

“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.”

Lorraine Deasy

“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,”

Olivia Chadha
Sherpa Kids Ireland
Summer Holiday Care

To support parents, we offer extended holiday time care at as many schools that we can.  Check out our schools offering Multi-activity summer care.