Help boost productivity for working parents in the school holidays
We’ve certainly all become more accustomed to working from home as a result of the pandemic. With an increase in hybrid working, many industries have seen patterns change for the long term. For many it has been a chance to experience the benefits of working from home that previously wasn't a tenable option. Like the extra lie in, the short commute to the dining table, the ability to get the washing in the machine as we stop for a cuppa and the lack of unnecessary distractions from colleagues.
But as with most things, there are downsides too. Working from home when kids are off school can be a bit of juggling act. It's hard to focus on the task at hand with regular requests for drinks and food throughout the day, and the dreaded words 'I'm bored!' 'What can I do?' mantras ringing from their mouths. This is parental guilt at its peak and can make us feel that we're not winning at either parenting or working.
So, whilst the school holidays bring less pressure in terms of there not being a need to ensure schoolwork is completed, the reality is that even the most unassuming kids will still need, and deserve, some attention. From food & drinks, messaging friends’ parents to make play arrangements to answering the doorbell, there are still the inevitable interruptions. Oh, and don’t even get us started on sharing the broadband connection for essential zoom meetings and even more essential gaming!
Here to help
If this all sounds familiar and fills you with dread then you’ll be pleased to know there is another way. At Barracudas Activity Day Camps we understand the needs of working parents not only as many of our team are working parents but also because we have been helping working parents for over 30 years with a service that really does meet your needs. What’s more, with more Outstanding ratings than any comparable provider, you can be sure your child is in the very best of hands at Barracudas Activity Day Camps.
So apart from our Ofsted ratings, why else should you choose us to help solve your childcare problems?
A full day of fun for kids in the holidays
Firstly, we know you’re not just looking for childcare or to keep the kids occupied. We know you want the kids entertained, it’s their holiday and you want them to enjoy it, even if you have to work. That’s why we offer more than 80+ activities at our camps, with something for everyone, whatever they're into.
Barracudas offers a full day of fun. You can drop them off in the morning before your working day begins and pick them up when it's done. We also offer Early & Late Clubs to add for additional flexibility. This means you can fully concentrate on your day with no distractions. This is a guilt-free option; kids will be having a whale of a time, with 6 sessions each day and choice for every one. You'll be safe in the knowledge that they will always be doing something they love.
Convenient and seamless
Secondly, we know that you don’t want to be dropping kids off in different places before you start work each day. As we take kids aged from 4½ to 14 years of age, you can drop them all off in one place and they will be in their own age group during the day with an activity programme that is specifically tailored to them.
We also understand that our opening times need to work for you and a full day’s work, which they do. Our standard opening hours are 8.30am to 5.30pm but our extended hours mean you can drop off as early as 8am and pick up until 6pm. Our sites are also conveniently located for commuters enabling you to reach one of our sites easily, drop quickly and be on your way to work before you know it.
It's a deal, it's a steal
As for cost, we get the fact that you don’t want to spend all day working just to cover the cost of childcare. That’s why we have various discounts available including a great discount for parents whose employers sign up to our Employee Benefits Scheme. It’s a really simple process for employers to sign up and it’s just as easy for parents to book using a unique discount code.
As we're Ofsted registered, we also accept Tax-Free childcare and Childcare Vouchers, which is a great benefit to our bookers. On top of that, you can secure your booking with a minimum deposit (£15 per child per day or £50 per child per week). You can choose to split the cost in interest-free monthly payments with our Easy Payment Plan, or pay nothing more until our balance due dates. We're all about convenience and choice!
So why not make life easier for you and more fun for the kids the next time the school holidays come around? Whether you’re looking for flexible day passes or full week bookings, Barracudas is your answer to hassle free childcare, and an end to juggling looking after the kids at home whilst trying to put in a productive day at work.