One of main attractions and at the same time my biggest worry before our holiday was the childcare at Mark Warner. My husband and I don’t have much help with the kids at home as all our family is very far away so time to ourselves is a real rarity and a big treat. We couldn’t wait for the chance to play tennis, relax and try some water sports whilst knowing the kids were safe and happy in childcare.
I was a little nervous as I’ve never really left the kids anywhere other than school and nursery so the thought of kids club for a week even if only a few hours a day was a little daunting for me. I needn’t have worried. Both kids clubs we experienced surpassed my expectations. I never dreamed that we’d be able to enjoy drinks and a meal in peace for every night of the holiday or that the kids would enjoy themselves so much with their new friends.
On our first evening there was a meeting in the childcare room, which gave us chance to meet the staff, hear about the programme for the week and ask any questions.
Mini Club - 3 – 5 years
My two girls were in Mini Club and had the most amazing time. During our holiday there were two groups running, Sharks and Turtles. S and H were Turtles and referred to Mini Club as Turtle Club throughout. From the first evening they couldn’t wait to get there, especially when arts and crafts were mentioned. I remember watching and smiling as they walked holding hands up to the childcare staff during our briefing by the resort manager to ask when Turtle Club would start. Every morning they bounced around the room asking when it was time to go.
What do they do?
Mini Club have a fun, varied programme of events both indoors and outdoors. For example, they would often start with some crafts, then go to the pool for games, then maybe to the play area, the beach for watersports or tennis. Each morning session started at 9.30 and finished at 12.30 with a different activity for each hour. My girls especially enjoyed ( and have not stopped talking about ) windsurfing, sailing and kayaking. As a parent it was lovely to hear squeals of delight from the pool while they played ‘sharky sharky’ and seeing them walk by in their little groups singing songs.
The childcare staff were super friendly, absolutely lovely with my children and didn’t even seem to mind me popping up with a camera every now and then. One of my big worries on a sunny holiday is keeping my children safe in the sun. Again, I needn’t have worried, their suncream was topped up before going outside and they were always wearing hats when out and about with Mini Club. I felt very confident that my girls were well looked after.
Mini Club on the Water Front
The beach area reserved for water sports at Levante felt incredibly safe. There were always speed boats on hand if anyone got into trouble and everyone wore life jackets. Even when Mini Club were in the pool Jonny the life guard was in with them playing and chatting. S and H adored him and always made a special effort to say hello when we saw him around the resort.
Evening creche started at 7.30pm and finished at 11pm. The children would watch TV for half an hour in their pyjamas then would get into little beds to fall asleep during a movie. The movies were all age appropriate, and again the staff were just lovely with the children, stroking and Continue reading
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