We’re currently working with schools in Sydney, Tamworth, Narellan and Cootamundra (NSW); Melbourne, Mornington, Sale and Taralgon (VIC); Adelaide, Port Lincoln and Naracoorte (SA); North Canberra, Canberra and Goulburn (ACT); and Babinda (QLD).
We’re always looking for new schools to partner with. Does it sound like we might be able to help meet your particular school’s needs?
If so, please let us know by submitting your details below. We’ll send you our no-obligation ‘schools’ pack’ and would be delighted to talk to you in more detail about your individual needs and how we might be able to help.
Australian parents are desperate for good quality, affordable day care or outside school hours care. These days both parents are likely to be employed and working longer hours than ever. And, where extended families exist, potential carers are often too far away to help with before school care or after school activities.
This, combined with transport issues, can make the issue of after school clubs or after school care a stressful one for parents and children alike. And it’s becoming a major issue in early childhood education.
Commonwealth reports showed that in 2013 there were 100,000 more children in OOSH care (335,000) than in 2004 (225,000). More than two-thirds of that growth (66,950) occurred after September 2010 and demand for after school care providers continues to outstrip supply in most areas. There is also ‘silent’ demand for breakfast care, before and after school care and holiday care as parents cannot work without appropriate OOSH services in place.
Volunteer-managed OOSH or OSHC committees are struggling with the issue of out of school care in the face of new regulatory reforms that increase quality expectations but also increase administrative burdens. Senior educators like you are looking for a better way and OOSH service providers are frequently an attractive option.
Sherpa Kids Australia has answered the demand for reliable, consistent and responsive after school care services with a franchise model that offers school communities in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and the ACT the best of both worlds: strong business expertise and a local heartbeat that puts kids and families first.
This is an innovative approach in the OSHC services sector. Independent local ownership, backed by strong central quality control and guidance, explains Sherpa Kids rapid early growth and high expectations for the future.