- Why Barracudas?
- Work for us
We’ve certainly all become more accustomed to working from home in the past 15 months as a result of the pandemic and needing to. For many it has been a chance to experience the benefits of working from home that until now we’ve just heard about. 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. We can all remember the pressure of working and home-schooling for months on end. With just one child at home there was the cries of ‘mum I can’t connect to the printer’, ‘dad I don’t understand these instructions’, ‘mum can you help with this?’ and if you have more than one child, you’ll know the demands were multiplied by the number of children you had. Not to mention what seemed like constant requests for drinks and food throughout the day, which just added another interruption to the day and undoubtedly affected productivity for even the most conscientious worker.
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!
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 almost 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?
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.
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, boys & girls, 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.
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 Corporate 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.
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.