Franchisees Testimonials

What I love most about Sherpa Kids and what we offer is that we are making a difference in our communities and especially in the lives of the children we work with every day!

Just what parents need!

The Sherpa Kids model is in a league of its own!

Success stories from our franchisees. You could be one too!


My husband David and I bought the Franchise for the Kinsale and Carrigaline area back in May this year and we have just opened our first two schools with a third looking likely after Christmas.  We have no experience in childcare other than we are parents of three, two of which are 8 and 5.

I started looking at opportunities as I wanted to do something that would still leave me free for the kids and I found Sherpa Kids.

It’s a wonderful concept and one where there is an untapped market.  Its unique selling point is that Sherpa Kids are 1. Onsite, 2 flexible and 3 affordable.  Just what parents need.

It has been a big learning curve but a very rewarding one.  Having the franchise has made the structure and organisational side of setting up a school so much easier.  I would never have achieved it on my own.  We have lovely qualified staff running the schools so we can use our time to target the next schools we want to open.

We have no regrets and we have not been on our own, John and Ann Marie have been helping us each step of the way and we now are offering support to other franchisees in Dublin and Kildare.

Teresa, Franchise Owner | Ireland


From initial contact we found Sherpa Kids Ireland to be professional and enthusiastic. As two mums with children of school going age wanting to return to work, it was a service we were looking for ourselves and decided to introduce it to our area.

The Sherpa Kids model is in a league of its own when it comes to it’s offering of After School Care. From the training and support from head office to the programs which we offer we have full confidence approaching schools and being part of the Sherpa Kids family.  Our working background is far removed from the childcare industry but the Sherpa Kids franchise is so comprehensive that we had no hesitations in joining the family and providing these much needed services to our local area.

Amy Grange & Sarah Grange, Directors Sherpa Kids Dublin 5 & 13 | Ireland


I have been working in the education sector for the past 27 years and I enjoy this environment – hence my choice to join Sherpa Kids. Working with children is stimulating and rewarding, especially with those in the primary school environment. During my interactions with the children at the Sherpa Kids Aftercare at Emmarentia Primary, I am continuously surprised by the raw talent and enthusiasm that emanate from them – as they tackle weekly activities. They push the boundaries in everything that they do and come up with such creative outputs. I love working in an area that gives me the freedom to explore my imagination so that the end result is inspiration, shared knowledge and enjoyment. Education is the key to lifelong experience for knowledge acquisition. As Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”. What better way to update our thinking than from unfettered and ingenious little minds.

Suraiya Buccas: Sherpa Kids Franchisee Johannesburg | South Africa


After being blessed with the privilege of becoming a mother (twice), I wrestled for months with the desire of having the flexibility of being with my children daily and my drive to continue being a successful business woman. I stumbled across Sherpa Kids whilst doing some research on the pros and cons of being a stay at home mom vs a working mom. After chatting extensively with Genevieve and some of the other franchisees, it became apparent that by joining this team of successful people and purchasing my own franchise, that I could live both my passions. What I love most about Sherpa Kids and what we offer is that we are making a difference in our communities and especially in the lives of the children we work with everyday. So here I am, happily part of the Sherpa Kids team, working hard and mom’ing hard and loving every minute of my new journey.

Janine Hammond: Regional Director Sherpa Kids Western Cape | South Africa


From the very 1st day my Sherpa Kids journey has been amazing. I really enjoy seeing the pure joy the kids get when participating in our engaging activities. Something that always touches my heart is the lovely compliments we get from our parents. I would encourage any person that has a love for kids to seriously consider buying a franchise, you will not be disappointed.

Debbie van Zyl: Regional Director Sherpa Kids Joburg East | South Africa


Having two children in primary school we heard a lot about the struggles parents have to endure especially when they are single parents or both working parents. We saw the Sherpa Kids opportunity to add value to parents lives by taking some of the stress associated with homework, activities at school and the guilt of leaving your child at an aftercare away by providing the best available service to parents. The systems and procedures that Sherpa Kids provides are the best available locally here in South Africa and internationally. Sherpa Kids is a sustainable platform for business while having a positive impact on the communities that we care for.

Liza Yssel: Regional Director Sherpa Kids North West Province | South Africa