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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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Great News From Ofsted!

Great News From Ofsted! 

Every summer, a handful of our camps are visited by Ofsted, who rate us on the different areas of our service. From the general welfare of the children in our care, to the quality of supervision that we provide, leaving no area uninspected.

This summer was no different, with 7 of our camps receiving Ofsted visits and an Ofsted rating. 


How Ofsted Ratings Work:


Ofsted visit our camps to rate us on the service we provide and ensure that we are providing the best possible service to the children in our care.

 

The 3 categories that we are ranked on are:

 

• Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

• Quality of Supervision, Learning and Assessment

• Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare

 

From this, we’re given an overall rating, with the camp receiving one of the following ratings:

 

1. Outstanding

2. Good

3. Requires Improvement

4. Inadequate

 

THE RESULTS ARE IN!

 

Here are the 7 camps who were assessed and their ratings:

 

Watford: OUTSTANDING

 

Maidstone: OUTSTANDING

 

Barnet: GOOD

 

Bedford: GOOD

 

Harlow: GOOD

 

Norwich: GOOD

 

St. Albans: GOOD

 

Well done to everyone involved in the inspections, the results were AMAZING!