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I worked at Barracudas in Bedford for 1 week at Easter as the Dance and Drama instructor and 4 weeks in the summer as a Lifeguard in 2016. Everyday is different at Barracudas, there are lots of great and fun activities for the children which are also fun for the staff to instruct and get involved in too. The staff are all very friendly and by the end of camp you are all great friends. The management team are all very helpful and guide you well when needed. Working for Barracudas has given me the extra experience I have needed to pursue my goal of becoming a teacher and has given me great confidence towards my current teacher training. I have also learned different sports and skills that I can use in the future. Barracudas is an incredible company to work for and I would highly recommend it to anyone who would like to pursue a career working with children.

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Nicola Nicola 2nd November 2016
Bedford

Roles | Group Assistant

 

Whatever your role at any Barracudas camp, your primary responsibility is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of children in your care, to safeguard them and protect them from harm. Once these fundamentals are ensured you should aim to give each of them such an amazing experience they can’t wait to come back!

Responsibilities: As a Group Assistant you’ll be an energetic, enthusiastic individual with a passion for working with children. You’ll assist the Group Co-Ordinator to make sure the children in your group are happy, settled and safe.

Duties include:
• Create and maintain a base room area that is suitable and inviting for the children
• Follow policies and procedures to ensure the children in your care will have fun in a safe environment
• Ensure that the needs of the children in your care are met with active supervision and attention throughout the day including breaks and lunch times
• Get to know the children in your group as individuals. Find out their likes and dislikes and incorporate these into their day on camp
• Plan and deliver a wide variety of exciting, safe and engaging activities that are age appropriate to your group
• Ensure the safe use of equipment provided for your sessions
• Take responsibility for general welfare and safeguarding

Requirements:
• You have experience or qualifications working within a childcare setting
• Aged 18 or over by the time you start
• You will be eligible to work in the UK
• You will provide satisfactory references
• You are enthusiastic, caring and organised
• You are able to adapt to effectively deal with unpredictable challenges within the childcare setting
• All staff must obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas
• If new to Barracudas you will have to attend an Assessment day. These take place over the weekends at various locations. You can view the 2018 Assessment Day dates here .This day will contain a mixture of practical and theory based workshops
• All staff need to attend an Induction Training Day (this will most likely take place within the 7 day period before your camp opens)

Age of children: 4½ -14 years
Salary: £224.80 - £308 per week (based on a 4 day week contract, dependant on age, qualifications and experience)
Hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm

Group Assistants normally work 4 or 5 days per week. Each Friday your camp manager will confirm your days for the following week. Rates of pay are displayed based on a 4 day week. If you are required to work a 5th day you will be paid accordingly.

NB: The above is an example of what may be involved in your duties as a Group Assistant and is listed to give you an insight into what the role entails. Your day may be similar to this but not identical and will include a range of other tasks and responsibilities.

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