Our programmes meet all standards and guidelines as recommended and reflected by Sherpa Kids philosophy and values.
Weekly themes or a variety of activities are incorporated into the daily programme. 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.
Sherpa Kids programmes will be mindful of cultural differences and the needs of the children in our care. Where possible service information and community information will be translated or provided in various languages and support provided to ensure the successful inclusion of children.
We will encourage staff and families input by contributing their knowledge about their own culture into the service programmes, activities, policies and procedures to ensure children’s needs are being met and to enhance the overall quality of our service.
Every effort will be made to include children with additional needs in our programmes and a full assessment with the assistance of the child’s parent, will be made to determine the child’s needs and if they can be catered for, prior to the child commencing care. Detailed information about the child’s requirements and specific behaviour or medical management plans must be obtained from the parents and included with the child’s enrolment form. Parents must arrange a time with the Programme Manager to discuss their child’s needs to ensure appropriate care can be provided.
Families are welcome to spend time at our service with their children and this will also increase communication between Sherpa Kids staff and families and help us to meet you and your child’s needs. 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.