Staff Testimonial

I have just completed my 4th summer working for Barracudas. I started in 2014 as a group assistant and have worked every Easter and summer since. I progressed into the Early Years Coordinator role and as of this year became an Early Years Manager. In this time I’ve worked at two different camps and have thoroughly enjoyed working at both. Working for Barracudas has been really convenient for me, as I started just before I began training to become a Primary School Teacher, which meant I was able to work somewhere for the holidays, not only that I enjoy, but could gain a wealth of experience from. I have worked with a range of people, many that work with children outside of Barracudas also, but all have the same passion and enjoyment working with children. I’ve made some friends for life from working at camp! Going to work every day and being able to have fun with kids and act like a big kid yourself sometimes is a fun way to earn some money over the holidays. I’ve always been supported from when I started, whether it be by red shirts, blue shirts or by the area team or head office now I’m a blue shirt myself; Barracudas has really enhanced my professional development, especially in finding different ways to adapt activities to different children, behaviour management, and leadership skills, all which I can use away from camp. I would recommend working at Barracudas to anyone, but especially to those who would like a career working with children, the experience is invaluable!

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Niamh Niamh 14th September 2017
Hemel Hempstead

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Working for the UK’s top holiday Childcare provider

Working for Barracudas Activity Day Camps isn’t just about fun activities, exciting socials and (sometimes) hot sunny weather. It’s actually about the quality childcare we provide, the buzz you get from seeing the children grow in their abilities and working with other amazing professional staff!

At Barracudas we put a lot time, effort and man hours into selecting and training our staff.  This is so we can not only deliver a great service to our customers, but also maximise your experience and knowledge when working with children.

If you are selected to work with us you are given the opportunity to go on a number of free training courses which will begin to enhance your childcare experience. These range from first aid courses to courses on the welfare of the children during intense activity sessions. We give you a full days training before you start working for us which includes health and safety training, relating specifically to the children on camp. We also hold a child protection workshop which gives you an insight into how to professionally deal with matters that may occur on camp, or even in your future career.

Working for Barracudas provides staff with a huge variety of experience to take with them when moving on to more permanent roles in the future. From team work, childcare, and management, you will get to deal with real life situations and come face to face with our parents and school staff. We are a recognised and respected company over the South East of England and many of our employees have used the reference that we have provided for them on their UCAS applications or to go onto their next employer. The childcare experience that our staff get when working for us allows them to discover their passion in life, whether it’s teaching, or becoming a published author like red shirt Alex Weintroub.

So do you fancy getting some childcare experience? Our camps have a wide range of roles available to suit everyone. There are our senior roles for the more qualified, experienced staff, the Early Years positions, Group Co-Ordinator and Group Assistant roles and then the specialist roles like Lifeguards and Multi Activity Instructors.

For the working parent, Barracudas is the perfect choice of holiday childcare; fantastic locations, qualified staff, huge range of activities and safe and secure environments. And for the staff the opportunities are endless with the great variety of roles gained.

Why wouldn’t you want to come to Barracudas?!