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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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Easter Camp Round Up!

Easter Camp Round Up!

As Easter camps have now come to a close, it’s time for a quick recap on everything that happened!

The Stats:

This Easter we achieved some incredible results, making all of that extra-special Easter effort worth it!

With 5446 individual bookings and 5099.6 child weeks we’ve had a fantastic Easter, so thank you to all of the 688 staff members who made this Easter holiday one to remember!

Ofsted Ratings:

We also have other reasons to celebrate, as all 3 of the camps visited by Ofsted over Easter were given an: “Outstanding” rating!

This is a fantastic achievement, well done to everyone involved!

Fun Times for a Good Cause:

This Easter, some our camps took part in a charity event to raise money for Children with Cancer!

Some of you (the unlucky ones) may remember it especially well, as the event involved wearing a wellie, filled with things that really shouldn’t have been inside them.

We had wellies with: jelly, whipped cream, beans, custard (you name it, it was in there).

A lot of money was raised and a lot of fun was had, thanks to all who took part!

Sadly we don’t know the exact figure raised yet, but stay tuned to our social media pages to find out the full total soon!

Around the World in 80 Ways & Futuristic Fun Day:

During the 2 Fridays we had on camp this Easter, we ran our two theme days!

It wasn’t just the kids who got involved however, our staff also dressed for the occasion to make sure everyone had a good time! There were some great costumes, from Hawaiian shirts to inflatable kangaroos, from sombreros to robot face paint, we truly had some creative staff!

Thanks to everyone for getting stuck in and making the days fun!

Why not do it all again?

We’re hoping you all had a great time this Easter!

Why not create more lifelong memories this summer for both you and the children, as we have job opportunities available at our summer camps too!

To find out more, get in touch via:

E-mail: jobs@barracudas.co.uk

Tel: 01480 497533

Thank you:

Thank you all for making this Easter so special, we had a great time and we hope you did too, see you all in the summer!