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Staff Testimonial

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 Co-Ordinator

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 Co-Ordinator you will be an energetic, enthusiastic individual and have experience of working with children. Group Co-ordinators are dedicated to their groups. Once the season has started, we try to keep you with the same age group to create a sense of familiarity for children who return to camp week by week.

Duties include:
• Look after children’s welfare and their happiness
• Ensure children are having a fun, exciting and safe time on camp
• Advise your Group Assistant
• Create and maintain a base room area that is suitable and inviting for the children
• Follow policies and procedures to make sure the children in your care will have fun in a safe environment
• Follow the prepared activity timetable each day to make sure we deliver the amazing variety of activity sessions we promise
• 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
• Be the key worker for parents and manage the exchange of relevant information regarding their children
• Get to know the children in your group as individuals. Find out their likes and dislikes and incorporate these into their day at camp
• Ensure the safe use of equipment provided for your sessions

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 with excellent communication skills and able to apply your initiative
• You are experienced and interested in sports
• 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: 6 - 11 years
Salary: £281 - £385 per week (dependant on age, qualifications and experience)
Hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm

NB: The above is an example of what may be involved in your duties as a Group Co-ordinator and is designed 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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