Sherpa Kids St Paul’s Camden

Before School Care:

We open from 7:00am until school staff come on duty (St Paul’s 8.35am & CPS 8.45am) where we drop off the children to the supervised playground for morning play. During this time, we offer them a heathy breakfast (cereals and milk, toast with butter, fruits etc). They also get the chance to play some of their favourite games & activities, both indoor and outdoor, with their friends before starting their school day.

After School Care:

After School Care commences at 3.10pm with roll call at our meeting point at St Paul’s. Children have a short period of time to play and get out the energy stored from being in the classroom for the last 2 hours.  Students wishing to complete any homework tasks can utilise this time to do that.  After this we commence afternoon tea with our healthy and yummy variety of snacks and delicious seasonal fruits.  From around 4.10pm our program time begins.  We have 3 program groups, Kindy program, Juniors (years 1 – 4) and seniors (years 5 & 6).  Our programs are designed in line with the children’s interest and incorporate various themes that are pertinent at different times of the year, eg Easter, Mothers Day, NAIDOC week etc.  Program time runs for around 30 mins after which the children can choose to continue this in a less structured way or they have free time with supervised activities both inside and outside.  Ultimately, our service ensures that whatever we do the children have great fun in a relaxed, yet stimulating environment.

Children can be picked up anytime throughout the afternoon, giving parents much needed flexibility.  We close at 6.00pm.

Holiday Care:

Our wonderful holiday programs are out around mid-term each term and include a variety of excursions, incursions and centre-based days.  Our holiday care starts at 7.00am daily and closes at 6.00pm. Holiday programs and booking forms can be downloaded from our website or collected in service from around week 5 or 6 each term.

To enrol your child, please download the form below, fill it out [one per child] and return it via email to this franchisee.

– Sherpa Kids Enrolment Form | download

Mick Rasmussen – Owner, Sherpa Kids Narellan

My name is Mick Rasmussen.  I am the owner of Sherpa Kids Narellan, which includes our services at St Paul’s Camden and St John’s Campbelltown.  I am a qualified primary school teacher and have taught at St Paul’s Camden in a full time capacity from 2009 – 2013.  It was during this time that gave me the idea to start a before and after school care business at the school.  I started the business at St. Paul’s in 2013 and then at St John’s a year later.

We are really proud to where we have journeyed to in that time, from 2 boys on the first morning to now supporting over 300 families across the two schools and caring for approximately 60-70 children at each session daily.

I have been blessed with two fantastic teams at both schools whose paramount focus is on the children and their families.  In addition we are very fortunate to be partnering with two wonderful schools with very supportive principals and Parish Priests.

Qualifications

  • 2008 – Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • 2008 – Australian Catholic University
  • 2007 – Bachelor of Teaching
  • 2007 – Australian Catholic University

Darren Brisbane – Program Manager

I am the Program Manager here at Sherpa Kids St Paul’s Camden.

I have been in charge of many different OSHC services in both NSW and ACT over the past 13 years.  I have been the co-ordinator at St Paul’s since Mick started the business over 5 years ago.

I have a passion for youth development and inspiring children’s resilience. My educational focus is on intentional teaching and I help develop the program for social issues and community experiences.

Qualifications

  • 2014 – Diploma in Outside School Hours Care
  • 2017 (exp. 2020) – First Aid in a Child Care Setting HLTAID004
  • 2015 – Safe Food 1
  • 2016 – Diploma WHS
  • 2015 – Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Nominated Supervisor
  • Educational Leader

Jenny Watts – Educator

I have been working at Sherpa Kids for nearly 12 months. Previous to this I worked at my last service for over 8 years.  I have also been a catechist in our local parish at St Paul’s for nearly 30 years, which I absolutely love!  Working with children is my passion and I enjoy seeing them learn and grow. I really Iove to see them have fun.

This year I am the Kindy program coordinator and can’t wait to get started. I have many new ideas and hope to see the kids have as much enjoyment out of our program.  The Kinder transition program has been hugely successful from a developmental point of view both socially and academically.

Qualifications

  • 2019 – Kindergarten Coordinator
  • 30 years experience working with children and young people!

Kate Graham – Relief 2IC and Senior’s Co-ordinator

I have been working in child care for the past 23 years with ages 0 – 12yrs, including managing large OSHC services in Sydney.

I love working with children of this age group because they are so keen to learn so my focus is outdoor play and learning those invaluable self-help skills.

Qualifications

  • 1995 – Associate Diploma in Social Science (Child Studies)
  • 2016 – Child Protection CHCPRT001
  • Exp. 25/02/2020 – Provide First Aid HLTAID003

Britt Rasmussen – Educator

I have been a part of Sherpa for 2 years now and I love being able to work with the children here at St. Pauls.

I love being outside, so I enjoy taking the children out to run, play and organise our active sports program.  I also love creating awesome crafty ideas with them, especially with Jen’s kindy program!. Being able to watch the children grow and learn is such a great part of being a part of the Sherpa team!

Qualifications

  • 2018 – Strategies for Managing Abuse Related Trauma
  • 2017 – Generation SunSmart Training
  • 2017 – Anaphylaxis eTraining
  • 2017 – Allergens eTraining

Kaylah Anning – 2IC

I have been with Sherpa St Pauls Camden for over 4 years.  Previous to this I worked in my last service for over 10 years including managing the OSHC service.  I am currently the 2IC at Sherpa Kids St Paul’s.

I love working with children and watching them learn, grow and challenge themselves each and every day.

I also coach my daughter’s netball team and enjoy spending time at home with my  2 children.

Qualifications

  • 2018 – Diploma of School Age Education and Care
  • 2018 – Child Protection CHCPRT001
  • Exp. 28/05/19 – Provide First Aid in a Child Care Setting
  • 2017 – Anaphylaxis eTraining
  • 2017 – Allergens eTraining
  • Centre 2IC

Rebekah Dakin – Educator

I am one of the educators here at Sherpa Kids St Paul’s.  I have worked at Sherpa St Paul’s for over 12 months.

I have had many experiences working with children including party facilitating and also dance teaching.

I have a passion for young children and love assisting them in all aspects of their everyday lives. My educational focus at Sherpa is to encourage all children to participate in every activity and I aim to gradually build my dance education skills into a sports program at Sherpa.

Qualifications

  • 2017 – Cert IV in Food Service and Preparation
  • 2017 – Ready Set Dance Teacher

 (Parent) – St Paul’s “Our boys love going to Sherpa Kids for Vacation Care and Before/After school care.  The activities are well planned, diverse and engage the boys imagination.  The range of Vacation Care activities are great.  Before School Care provides a nutritious breakfast and the boys are excited to get to school early to start the day with some fun.  They manage to get some homework done in the afternoons before we pick them up, as well as having a snack and play.  They are disappointed when we pick them up early!  As parents, we are delighted that the boys are happy to attend.  The environment is safe and secure, and familiar to both parents and children.  We don’t have to be concerned with travel to and from the site.  The most reassuring part of our experience with Sherpa Kids is that our children are with staff who know them, who we have dealt with as class teacher, and who the boys have formed a bond with.  Leaving our boys in the hands of someone we trust certainly makes it easier to juggle our work commitments and family life.”

(Parent) – St Paul’s “Sherpa Kids is a high quality before and after school care facility. The children are bursting with excitement to attend and participate in the multitude of activities on offer. From crafts to sports my kids are overjoyed to be a part of the Sherpa Kids crowd.”

Sherpa Kids St Paul’s Camden