International franchise brand Sherpa Kids opens up opportunities in UK

Chain looking for entrepreneurs to expand its kids school club offering nationwide

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  • Megan Dunsby

Sherpa Kids, an international franchise which specialises in kids clubs, is looking for budding entrepreneurs to help expand its “fresh and vibrant childcare services” across the UK.

Launched in New Zealand in 1996, the chain now has over 100 franchises worldwide including Ireland, Australia and South Africa, and wants to increase its overseas growth with a  recruitment drive to build upon the five clubs it currently has running in the UK.

Set to open an additional two clubs in London schools Our Lady of Lourdes and Tudor School imminently, the franchise runs before and after school clubs and holiday activities for primary school-age children which includes programmes on arts and crafts, music, sports and games and cooking an technology.

It claims that with more families struggling to find affordable childcare, its franchise; which works on a childcare ratio of 15:1 rather than the standard 30:1, offers a “golden opportunity” to capitalise on demand.

Its franchise package starts at a fee of £15,500 + VAT and includes a week's intensive training, support from head office and ongoing mentoring.

Sherpa Kids International director, Vicki Prout (pictured), discussed the opportunity: “We know that many working parents in the UK are desperate to find good quality childcare at an affordable price. Yet these services can be like gold dust, particularly for primary school-aged children.

“We believe that Sherpa Kids offers a really exciting franchising opportunity for entrepreneurs who have the vision, business acumen and interpersonal skills needed to help us expand our childcare services across the UK.”

Megan Dunsby

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