Sherpa Kids offers good quality childcare at an affordable price., Working on a child-carer ratio of 15:1 in Canada, it delivers a ‘fresh and vibrant’ approach to childcare – and aims to “give children such a great time that they do not want to go home!”. In addition to offering activities, ranging from arts and crafts to sports and cookery, Sherpa Kids also capitalises on its international connections by, for example, encouraging Sherpa children from Adelaide in Australia to send postcards to children in London, England, or Benfleet, Essex, to learn about life on the other side of the world.
Before School, After School and Holiday Care program are provided in accordance with the requirements of the school and Sherpa Kids’ Centre Policies and Procedures (Policies and Procedures). The Policies and Procedures will be developed by Sherpa Kids in alignment with the school’s policies and are subject to the school’s approval.
In collaboration with the school, and supporting its ethos and values, our programmes will be tailored to complement the curriculum and themes running in the school. The theme for the week is explored each day via planned, fun activities that are designed to link with provincial licensing standards.
Sherpa Kids’ program are a guide to the day’s activities and flexible enough to cater to children’s enthusiasm and interest on the day, but can be altered to suit at the discretion of the Program Manager.
At all times we aim to provide a high quality environment for children which is welcoming, safe and stimulating and where children are able to enjoy learning and grow in confidence.
Our program align with these requirements and importantly the delivery of the service is to meet the interest, needs, and abilities of the children in our care. Our Sherpa Kids Journal is a prime example supported by our activities.
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Schools cannot afford to ignore their responsibilities to children and parents in providing out of school hours care and it is, of course, essential that these services are of the highest quality since they are inextricably linked to the school’s reputation.