Below are the Requirements and Responsibilities of a Childrens Rep and working overseas.
A Children’s Representative role is to entertain the younger guests on holiday. A Children’s Representative may be required to work with children aged from babies up to young teenagers. The most common age group that a Children’s Representative are required to work with are from four years of age up to early teens.
Some Tour Operators do recruit Nanny and Crèche positions for babies and infants.
A rep working within this role must have lots of energy and a natural affinity with children but they must also have the confidence to deal with adults as part of the role will also include a lot of interaction with the parents.
A Children’s Representative may also be known as a Kids Rep or Kids Activity Rep. Tour Operators will normally require you to have a Childcare qualification or experience working with children. In some cases a Childcare qualification may be overlooked if the position is to look after and entertain older children. Some Tour Operators may even require you to have a paediatric First Aid Certificate.
- Hold a NNEB or NVQ in Childcare or equivalent
- At least 6 months-1 year experience working with children
- A Travel & Tourism Qualification or vocational training such as the Holiday Rep Diploma is desirable.
- First Aid Certificate
- Highly imaginative
- Able to work in a team
- Organising daytime and evening activities
- Supervising early suppers
- Telling bedtime stories
- Focusing on the health and safety of the children
- Completing paperwork
- Assisting in transferring customers to and from the airport and hotel
- Assisting in the welcome meetings