It’s Unbelievable! Sherpa Kids is Giving a Franchise Away!
Sherpa Kids has partnered with FASA to offer a franchise to a successful qualifying applicant who visits their stand at the International Franchise Expo (IFE). The expo is taking place from 10 to 12 April 2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Sherpa Kids is seeking franchisees with a passion for working with children, an interest in a high demand rapidly growing sector and in building this powerful brand in South Africa.
Sherpa Kids is the global leader in Out of School Hours Care (OSHC), offering After Care, Holiday Care and Before School services within the primary schooling sector. It recently launched in South Africa as a successful franchise model. Sherpa Kids programmes are currently being introduced into South African schools to provide a stimulating, engaging, fun and educational child care environment. The model is an excellent opportunity for individuals who want to own and run a business with the support of an internationally awarded franchise team with other successful systems in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
The centres are run directly on school properties and offer excellent value to the schools that they are based at. The primary value proposition to schools is taking over a service which most schools currently provide as parents require the support. Providing aftercare or holiday care is neither the school’s key responsibility nor is it something they are focused on or resourced for. The programmes are structured, enjoyable, safe and educational while recognising and catering to the varying needs of different communities and cultural diversities.
Key insights from the latest Franchising Association of South Africa (FASA) survey show that franchising is continually creating business opportunities. It is interesting to note that child care is a growing category:
- Despite the recent economic downturn, the franchising sector has continued growing, although at a slower rate than in previous years. A possible reason being the increasing difficulty in obtaining finance from the banks
- Although the fast food, restaurant and retail sectors continue to dominate, there has been an interesting spread of other sectors entering the market – offering diverse and often more affordable opportunities
- Childcare, education and training (at 8%) is an area that has proved resilient and continues to grow as people focus on improving their skills and preparing their children for the future
The IFE is owned and managed by the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) and is the ideal platform to showcase business opportunities and encourage small business development which continues to be the backbone of the economy. It attracts over 100 local and international exhibitors and thousands of people from all over Africa and abroad. It is the ideal place to see what’s on offer and to be able to have face-to-face interaction with franchisors.
The successful base model with its strong operational system, proven ROI and commitment to relationships makes Sherpa Kids an excellent investment opportunity.A well-recognised franchise name along with proven methods and ongoing support are the added benefits.