Operating onsite at your school makes it very simple!
Operating onsite at your school makes it a very simple single drop off and pick up for your parents and pupils as they are with their peers in familiar surroundings.
Partnering with Sherpa Kids means there is no extra work for your school apart from some assitance at the very start helping us to make contact with your parents and helping us to decide where Sherpa Kids will be located on site.
After that, it is as if we are not there, as we look after everything from picking up your children, to billing parents and everything in between! There are huge benefits for your school and these are explained in the “Benefits to your School” section on our site.
Sherpa Kids Ireland | Onsite Care & Services
Loving To Learn
Free Play, Nutrition and Active Kids
A childs’ well being is the most imporatant aspect of their development and we believe this is the most important thing for us to embrace and nurture.
We have created a Sherpa Kids well-being philosophy which revolves around 3 distinct, yet connected areas of focus:
Nurturing Ireland’s Teenagers Of Tomorrow
This really is a passion for us and one of the main drivers in our ambition to help nurture Ireland’s teenagers of tomorrow.
There is now significant research-based evidence demonstrating that undirected free play has profound beneﬁts on your child’s development, growth and wellbeing.
It can boost their character and personality, promote their physical development, develop their brain and mind, teach them emotional and social skills and improve their academic performance. From the cognitive to the physical, research shows that undirected free play can allow children to gain greater self-conﬁdence, promote neurological development, and even enhance their ﬁne motor skills.
Healthy Snacks Are A Key Part Of All Sherpa Kids Days
Nutrition plays an equally important part in supporting your child’s well-being.
Sherpa Kids supports this by providing daily nutritious snacks for your child as well as educating them on the benefits of eating the right foods to ensure a healthy and happy life.
Active Kids Are Happy Kids
At Sherpa Kids we don’t rely on technology to entertain your child in our care.
It’s not that we are “anti-technology”, it’s more we believe it has its place and time.
We believe there are so many more ways to have fun and we want “our” kids to have fun, for fun’s sake.
Active Kids are happy kids and we try our very best at every opportunity to bring your child outdoors so they can enjoy the benefits of active play.
Kids Having Fun
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
We offer globally over 500 programmes DAILY!
Our teams deliver over 1,300 hours of FUN delivered every day across our network.
A service that YOU WILL BE PROUD to say is part of your school’s offering.
We understand that in allowing Sherpa Kids to operate in your school that you are putting your established reputation in our hands and that is something we value hugely.
The Sherpa Kids brand is based on a genuine passion to deliver, through collaboration, a high quality and safe service, built on a solid business platform. It can also create ﬁnancial value for your school, as well as social value.
Our health, safety and compliance processes and procedures and regulations are second to none and indeed more stringent and detailed than the current regulation introduced in February 2019 by the DCYA and Tusla®.
We regularly review our businesses documentation and at least once a year physically inspect our services to ensure they are achieving the maximum standards we expect at Sherpa Kids. We set the bar extremely high.
With regulation increasing in the school age childcare sector we benefit from already operating in highly regulated markets such as the UK and Australia. You can safely rely on Sherpa Kids to be vigilant in maintaining these standards through the ongoing training of our colleagues and school operating partners.
Sherpa Kids is a school age childcare solution you can trust to have in your school as we:
SHERPA KIDS IRELAND HEAD OFFICE TEAM
Supporting our local communities
*John is pictured with his grandson Ruaidhri.
Anne Marie Hegarty
*Anne Marie is pictured with Ava & Liam.
Charlene O’ Toole
*Charlene is pictured with Nathan & Madison.
*Karen is pictured with her nephew Cathal.
Testimonials from Local Schools
Why do people love us?
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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
Find Out More
Some frequently asked questions from schools
What qualiﬁcations do Sherpa Kids colleagues have
We don’t have the time, resources or money to invest in a School Aged Childcare service
The insurance cost will be too much
We just do not have the space for the service
We have other after school activities – we don’t want to displace them
Join the list of school principals who have partnered with Sherpa Kids.
We have global partnerships with over 260 schools and growing, with 50 schools here in Ireland. Complete the form below or more information on how we can assist your local school community or feel free to get in touch with one of the Sherpa Kids Team:
- John Miles | Managing Director – [email protected]
- Anne Marie Hegarty | Director of Operations – [email protected]
- Charlene O’Toole | Operations Manager – [email protected]
- Karen Deasy | General Manager, Support Office Services – [email protected]