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Working in partnership

At Sherpa Kids Australia, out of school hours care (OSCH) is captured in its ‘playducation’ approach – intertwining educational opportunities with play-based activities and a focus on the whole child.

At Sherpa Kids Australia, out of school hours care (OSCH) is captured in its ‘playducation’ approach – intertwining educational opportunities with play-based activities and a focus on the whole child.

As numerous principals or governing councils would attest, many Australian parents are desperate for more options when it comes to OSHC. More parents are employed and working longer hours, and transport issues can make the school-to-work, work-to-school transition a stressful daily routine. Where extended families exist, grandparents may be too far away to help with the care of children. Volunteer managed OSHC committees are struggling in the face of onerous regulatory requirements that increase quality expectations but also increase administrative burdens.

Australian owned and operated, Sherpa Kids Australia continues to respond to the demand for quality OSHC care. Its local team offers local Australian school communities the best of both worlds: strong business expertise and a local heartbeat that puts children and families first.

Sherpa Kids’ programs deliver an innovative approach, developed for the children’s education and care sector, with independent local ownership, backed by strong central quality control and expert guidance. The team at Sherpa Kids looks forward to working with schools, school staff and local school communities to develop programs that will reach the local community, engage local families and challenge children to new heights.

Creating international connections
Sherpa Kids currently provides OSHC care in Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa. The business aims to deliver a fresh and vibrant approach to OSCH, and to give children such a great time that they don’t want to go home.

In addition to offering a wide range of activities, Sherpa Kids also capitalises on its international school connections by, for example, encouraging Sherpa Kids children from Sydney to send postcards to Sherpa Kids children in County Cork, Ireland, to learn about life on the other side of the world.

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