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Options for time poor parents in two towns

September 15th, 2015 1:03 PM

By Southern Star Team

Pictured in Scoil Naomh Eiltin in Sherpa Kids Kinsale, a new and unique after-schools service, are

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BY SIOBHÁN CRONIN

KINSALE and Carrigaline schools have linked up with a childcare service to provide parents with a more flexible approach to child-minding.

The first Sherpa Kids childcare service was launched this month in both Kinsale and Carrigaline.

Sherpa Kids offers an on-site, flexible and more affordable option for parents whose working hours are not compatible with regular schools hours.

The company, run by a local couple, offers a before and after-school childcare service in partnership with Scoil Naomh Eltin National School in Kinsale, since the start of the school term.

The service aims to avoid the logistical nightmare of school drop-offs and pick-ups, as well as the stress of organising childcare out of school hours.

The idea is the branchild of local duo Teresa and David Bebb, who have a background in finance and accountancy.

But when they heard about Sherpa, they liked the idea so much they purchased the franchise.

Teresa explained how she was unable to return to work as she couldn’t find an affordable childcare option that would give her the work-life balance that she so desperately needed for her two young children.

‘It’s rare to find a job that is child-friendly and term-time flexible, so the flexibility needs to come from the childcare provision,’ she explained.

‘Working in the childcare sector is a new venture for us, but it’s been thoroughly rewarding so far, with a lot of positive feedback with parents. One mother said it had been a lifesaver that has allowed her to stay in employment,’ Teresa added.

She said she was delighted for the opportunity to operate Sherpa Kids at the Kinsale school, Scoil Naomh Eltin, and proud to be employing three full-time staff as a result.

Scoil Naomh Eltin principal Susan O’Hanrahan, said that partnering with Sherpa Kids would support parents who want to get back to work and also help those who need to commute to and from the city every day, meaning school hours often don’t suit them.

‘Sherpa Kids offers an invaluable service to our families where our students are cared for in a safe and welcoming environment.

‘As a parent, I understand the importance of a secure and reliable childcare and on behalf on our school population, I thank Sherpa Kids most sincerely for choosing our school,’ she said.

The couple say that demand is already growing. They recently celebrated the opening of their second Sherpa Kids service in Carrigaline’s Educate Together National School.

For more see www.sherpakids.ie or call 087 169 6022.

BY SIOBHÁN CRONIN

KINSALE and Carrigaline schools have linked up with a childcare service to provide parents with a more flexible approach to child-minding.

The first Sherpa Kids childcare service was launched this month in both Kinsale and Carrigaline.

Sherpa Kids offers an on-site, flexible and more affordable option for parents whose working hours are not compatible with regular schools hours.

The company, run by a local couple, offers a before and after-school childcare service in partnership with Scoil Naomh Eltin National School in Kinsale, since the start of the school term.

The service aims to avoid the logistical nightmare of school drop-offs and pick-ups, as well as the stress of organising childcare out of school hours.

The idea is the branchild of local duo Teresa and David Bebb, who have a background in finance and accountancy.

But when they heard about Sherpa, they liked the idea so much they purchased the franchise.

Teresa explained how she was unable to return to work as she couldn’t find an affordable childcare option that would give her the work-life balance that she so desperately needed for her two young children.

‘It’s rare to find a job that is child-friendly and term-time flexible, so the flexibility needs to come from the childcare provision,’ she explained.

‘Working in the childcare sector is a new venture for us, but it’s been thoroughly rewarding so far, with a lot of positive feedback with parents. One mother said it had been a lifesaver that has allowed her to stay in employment,’ Teresa added.

She said she was delighted for the opportunity to operate Sherpa Kids at the Kinsale school, Scoil Naomh Eltin, and proud to be employing three full-time staff as a result.

Scoil Naomh Eltin principal Susan O’Hanrahan, said that partnering with Sherpa Kids would support parents who want to get back to work and also help those who need to commute to and from the city every day, meaning school hours often don’t suit them.

‘Sherpa Kids offers an invaluable service to our families where our students are cared for in a safe and welcoming environment.

‘As a parent, I understand the importance of a secure and reliable childcare and on behalf on our school population, I thank Sherpa Kids most sincerely for choosing our school,’ she said.

The couple say that demand is already growing. They recently celebrated the opening of their second Sherpa Kids service in Carrigaline’s Educate Together National School.

For more see www.sherpakids.ie or call 087 169 6022.

BY SIOBHÁN CRONIN

KINSALE and Carrigaline schools have linked up with a childcare service to provide parents with a more flexible approach to child-minding.

The first Sherpa Kids childcare service was launched this month in both Kinsale and Carrigaline.

Sherpa Kids offers an on-site, flexible and more affordable option for parents whose working hours are not compatible with regular schools hours.

The company, run by a local couple, offers a before and after-school childcare service in partnership with Scoil Naomh Eltin National School in Kinsale, since the start of the school term.

The service aims to avoid the logistical nightmare of school drop-offs and pick-ups, as well as the stress of organising childcare out of school hours.

The idea is the branchild of local duo Teresa and David Bebb, who have a background in finance and accountancy.

But when they heard about Sherpa, they liked the idea so much they purchased the franchise.

Teresa explained how she was unable to return to work as she couldn’t find an affordable childcare option that would give her the work-life balance that she so desperately needed for her two young children.

‘It’s rare to find a job that is child-friendly and term-time flexible, so the flexibility needs to come from the childcare provision,’ she explained.

‘Working in the childcare sector is a new venture for us, but it’s been thoroughly rewarding so far, with a lot of positive feedback with parents. One mother said it had been a lifesaver that has allowed her to stay in employment,’ Teresa added.

She said she was delighted for the opportunity to operate Sherpa Kids at the Kinsale school, Scoil Naomh Eltin, and proud to be employing three full-time staff as a result.

Scoil Naomh Eltin principal Susan O’Hanrahan, said that partnering with Sherpa Kids would support parents who want to get back to work and also help those who need to commute to and from the city every day, meaning school hours often don’t suit them.

‘Sherpa Kids offers an invaluable service to our families where our students are cared for in a safe and welcoming environment.

‘As a parent, I understand the importance of a secure and reliable childcare and on behalf on our school population, I thank Sherpa Kids most sincerely for choosing our school,’ she said.

The couple say that demand is already growing. They recently celebrated the opening of their second Sherpa Kids service in Carrigaline’s Educate Together National School.

For more see www.sherpakids.ie or call 087 169 6022.

BY SIOBHÁN CRONIN

KINSALE and Carrigaline schools have linked up with a childcare service to provide parents with a more flexible approach to child-minding.

The first Sherpa Kids childcare service was launched this month in both Kinsale and Carrigaline.

Sherpa Kids offers an on-site, flexible and more affordable option for parents whose working hours are not compatible with regular schools hours.

The company, run by a local couple, offers a before and after-school childcare service in partnership with Scoil Naomh Eltin National School in Kinsale, since the start of the school term.

The service aims to avoid the logistical nightmare of school drop-offs and pick-ups, as well as the stress of organising childcare out of school hours.

The idea is the branchild of local duo Teresa and David Bebb, who have a background in finance and accountancy.

But when they heard about Sherpa, they liked the idea so much they purchased the franchise.

Teresa explained how she was unable to return to work as she couldn’t find an affordable childcare option that would give her the work-life balance that she so desperately needed for her two young children.

‘It’s rare to find a job that is child-friendly and term-time flexible, so the flexibility needs to come from the childcare provision,’ she explained.

‘Working in the childcare sector is a new venture for us, but it’s been thoroughly rewarding so far, with a lot of positive feedback with parents. One mother said it had been a lifesaver that has allowed her to stay in employment,’ Teresa added.

She said she was delighted for the opportunity to operate Sherpa Kids at the Kinsale school, Scoil Naomh Eltin, and proud to be employing three full-time staff as a result.

Scoil Naomh Eltin principal Susan O’Hanrahan, said that partnering with Sherpa Kids would support parents who want to get back to work and also help those who need to commute to and from the city every day, meaning school hours often don’t suit them.

‘Sherpa Kids offers an invaluable service to our families where our students are cared for in a safe and welcoming environment.

‘As a parent, I understand the importance of a secure and reliable childcare and on behalf on our school population, I thank Sherpa Kids most sincerely for choosing our school,’ she said.

The couple say that demand is already growing. They recently celebrated the opening of their second Sherpa Kids service in Carrigaline’s Educate Together National School.

For more see www.sherpakids.ie or call 087 169 6022.

BY SIOBHÁN CRONIN

KINSALE and Carrigaline schools have linked up with a childcare service to provide parents with a more flexible approach to child-minding.

The first Sherpa Kids childcare service was launched this month in both Kinsale and Carrigaline.

Sherpa Kids offers an on-site, flexible and more affordable option for parents whose working hours are not compatible with regular schools hours.

The company, run by a local couple, offers a before and after-school childcare service in partnership with Scoil Naomh Eltin National School in Kinsale, since the start of the school term.

The service aims to avoid the logistical nightmare of school drop-offs and pick-ups, as well as the stress of organising childcare out of school hours.

The idea is the branchild of local duo Teresa and David Bebb, who have a background in finance and accountancy.

But when they heard about Sherpa, they liked the idea so much they purchased the franchise.

Teresa explained how she was unable to return to work as she couldn’t find an affordable childcare option that would give her the work-life balance that she so desperately needed for her two young children.

‘It’s rare to find a job that is child-friendly and term-time flexible, so the flexibility needs to come from the childcare provision,’ she explained.

‘Working in the childcare sector is a new venture for us, but it’s been thoroughly rewarding so far, with a lot of positive feedback with parents. One mother said it had been a lifesaver that has allowed her to stay in employment,’ Teresa added.

She said she was delighted for the opportunity to operate Sherpa Kids at the Kinsale school, Scoil Naomh Eltin, and proud to be employing three full-time staff as a result.

Scoil Naomh Eltin principal Susan O’Hanrahan, said that partnering with Sherpa Kids would support parents who want to get back to work and also help those who need to commute to and from the city every day, meaning school hours often don’t suit them.

‘Sherpa Kids offers an invaluable service to our families where our students are cared for in a safe and welcoming environment.

‘As a parent, I understand the importance of a secure and reliable childcare and on behalf on our school population, I thank Sherpa Kids most sincerely for choosing our school,’ she said.

The couple say that demand is already growing. They recently celebrated the opening of their second Sherpa Kids service in Carrigaline’s Educate Together National School.

For more see www.sherpakids.ie or call 087 169 6022.

BY SIOBHÁN CRONIN

KINSALE and Carrigaline schools have linked up with a childcare service to provide parents with a more flexible approach to child-minding.

The first Sherpa Kids childcare service was launched this month in both Kinsale and Carrigaline.

Sherpa Kids offers an on-site, flexible and more affordable option for parents whose working hours are not compatible with regular schools hours.

The company, run by a local couple, offers a before and after-school childcare service in partnership with Scoil Naomh Eltin National School in Kinsale, since the start of the school term.

The service aims to avoid the logistical nightmare of school drop-offs and pick-ups, as well as the stress of organising childcare out of school hours.

The idea is the branchild of local duo Teresa and David Bebb, who have a background in finance and accountancy.

But when they heard about Sherpa, they liked the idea so much they purchased the franchise.

Teresa explained how she was unable to return to work as she couldn’t find an affordable childcare option that would give her the work-life balance that she so desperately needed for her two young children.

‘It’s rare to find a job that is child-friendly and term-time flexible, so the flexibility needs to come from the childcare provision,’ she explained.

‘Working in the childcare sector is a new venture for us, but it’s been thoroughly rewarding so far, with a lot of positive feedback with parents. One mother said it had been a lifesaver that has allowed her to stay in employment,’ Teresa added.

She said she was delighted for the opportunity to operate Sherpa Kids at the Kinsale school, Scoil Naomh Eltin, and proud to be employing three full-time staff as a result.

Scoil Naomh Eltin principal Susan O’Hanrahan, said that partnering with Sherpa Kids would support parents who want to get back to work and also help those who need to commute to and from the city every day, meaning school hours often don’t suit them.

‘Sherpa Kids offers an invaluable service to our families where our students are cared for in a safe and welcoming environment.

‘As a parent, I understand the importance of a secure and reliable childcare and on behalf on our school population, I thank Sherpa Kids most sincerely for choosing our school,’ she said.

The couple say that demand is already growing. They recently celebrated the opening of their second Sherpa Kids service in Carrigaline’s Educate Together National School.

For more see www.sherpakids.ie or call 087 169 6022.

BY SIOBHÁN CRONIN

KINSALE and Carrigaline schools have linked up with a childcare service to provide parents with a more flexible approach to child-minding.

The first Sherpa Kids childcare service was launched this month in both Kinsale and Carrigaline.

Sherpa Kids offers an on-site, flexible and more affordable option for parents whose working hours are not compatible with regular schools hours.

The company, run by a local couple, offers a before and after-school childcare service in partnership with Scoil Naomh Eltin National School in Kinsale, since the start of the school term.

The service aims to avoid the logistical nightmare of school drop-offs and pick-ups, as well as the stress of organising childcare out of school hours.

The idea is the branchild of local duo Teresa and David Bebb, who have a background in finance and accountancy.

But when they heard about Sherpa, they liked the idea so much they purchased the franchise.

Teresa explained how she was unable to return to work as she couldn’t find an affordable childcare option that would give her the work-life balance that she so desperately needed for her two young children.

‘It’s rare to find a job that is child-friendly and term-time flexible, so the flexibility needs to come from the childcare provision,’ she explained.

‘Working in the childcare sector is a new venture for us, but it’s been thoroughly rewarding so far, with a lot of positive feedback with parents. One mother said it had been a lifesaver that has allowed her to stay in employment,’ Teresa added.

She said she was delighted for the opportunity to operate Sherpa Kids at the Kinsale school, Scoil Naomh Eltin, and proud to be employing three full-time staff as a result.

Scoil Naomh Eltin principal Susan O’Hanrahan, said that partnering with Sherpa Kids would support parents who want to get back to work and also help those who need to commute to and from the city every day, meaning school hours often don’t suit them.

‘Sherpa Kids offers an invaluable service to our families where our students are cared for in a safe and welcoming environment.

‘As a parent, I understand the importance of a secure and reliable childcare and on behalf on our school population, I thank Sherpa Kids most sincerely for choosing our school,’ she said.

The couple say that demand is already growing. They recently celebrated the opening of their second Sherpa Kids service in Carrigaline’s Educate Together National School.

For more see www.sherpakids.ie or call 087 169 6022.

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