In partnership with Sherpa Kids, Scoil Oilibhéir is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new on-site childcare facility commencing September 2022. The aim of this facility is to tailor a service that meets the needs, requirements, and values of our parents/guardians and Scoil Oilibhéir.
Research into this venture commenced last October when a survey was sent to parents/guardians, enquiring, if an onsite childcare facility would be of interest/benefit to them. Data analysis showed over 70% of parents/guardians were interested and would benefit from a service of this type. This is no surprise really, as childcare is one of the greatest obstacles/stresses facing parents. We in Scoil Oilibhéir have tapped into this need and have come up with the idea of a “One Stop, Drop and Collect” onsite childcare facility which will be run and managed by an external company called Sherpa Kids.
Sherpa Kids are an external Tusla registered company who provide a high standard of childcare in line with Tusla regulations. All staff have a minimum FETAC level 5 training in childcare, are trained and qualified in Child Protection, First Aid and are Garda vetted. Sherpa Kids are renowned for providing high quality school aged childcare with a focus on supporting children’s wellbeing through free play, healthy nutrition, and lots of fun activities from their Sherpa Kids Active programme. Children are also provided with a well-balanced daily routine in a familiar, high quality, safe and welcoming environment.