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CHILDCARE GAP YEAR COURSES

purple square Au Pairs, Nannies and Child Care Assistants are in demand throughout the world, so if you have previous experience of working with children, or you would like to gain some practical training, take a look at the options and information below. From an educational perspective, hands on child care will give you valuable experience before a college or degree course and the new skills and evidence of responsibility will look good on your CV.

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Childcare Gap Year

Childcare Gap Year

Gap Year Provider: Oyster Worldwide, Canada
Work with kids in a support role at the world class resort in Whistler. You will either be working as a kitchen assistant, outdoor ranger or den master. Enjoy an amazing social life and making use of a seasonal ski pass.

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Orphanage work in Africa

Orphanage work in Africa

Gap Year Provider: Agape Volunteers, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania
Agape Volunteers, a UK registered charity, offers affordable orphanage projects in Kenya, Ghana and Tanzania. You'll work in a local orphange, helping the staff with day-to-day organisation. You'll lead games and meet inspiring children of all ages, whilst making a real difference in the community.



Camp Counselor Abroad

Camp Counselor Abroad

France
We’ve been running English camps for French children since 1993! With multiple locations across France, American Village Language Immersion Camps welcome thousands of kids each year. Our caring, fun, and professional counselor team is a part of what makes our camp so loved by our campers!



Affordable Teaching Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Teaching Volunteer Programs From £150

Worldwide
PMGY offer some of the most amazing teaching volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.



Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds

Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds

Worldwide
Our Short-term Special Projects for 16-19 year olds offer teenagers the chance to volunteer and make a difference during their summer holidays! Projects Abroad has a wide range of projects from our Care & Panda Project in China to Conservation Projects in Peru.



Adventure Road Trip and Community Development

Adventure Road Trip and Community Development

SPECIAL OFFER!

Worldwide
Begin with an orientation to the country you have chosen, it is great way to embrace your new environment and become familiar with the new culture. You will visit some of the most beautiful landmarks in your chosen country, and also involved with some local communities along the way.




Teaching Jobs Abroad

Teaching Jobs Abroad

South Africa, Tanzania, Nepal, Romania, Brazil, Chile, China, Thailand
The demand for English teachers around the world is astronomical, take China, where there are 350 million people learning the language at any given time. Combine teaching and TEFL courses or volunteer in sports or childcare projects to create a rewarding adventure and experience!



Affordable Volunteer Abroad Programs from £120

Affordable Volunteer Abroad Programs from £120

Africa, Asia, South & Latin America
IVHQ provides safe, responsible, and extremely affordable volunteering placements in developing countries all over the world. Each year we place thousands of volunteers on our programs abroad, making us one of the world's most trusted volunteer organizations.



Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching

Canada, Romania, Brazil, South Africa
Take part in coaching a range of sports including football, rugby, cricket, netball, swimming or skiing. Help and support groups of disadvantaged children around the world or enjoy combining your love of skiing or snowboarding with instructing. Combine sport and travel passions and make a difference



Volunteer Teaching

Volunteer Teaching

SPECIAL OFFER!

Worldwide
A wonderfully rewarding way to gain voluntary teaching and renovation experience during your gap year! Spending time working on a project that aims to improve the education and living conditions of children around the world.




Support Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Cape Town

Support Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Cape Town

South Africa
The focus of this project is to care for and support abandoned and orphaned children in emergency care homes and after-school care facilities in Cape Town. Volunteers get to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, all the while assisting with early childhood development.



Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150

Worldwide
Plan My Gap Year is an award-winning international volunteer placement organisation based in the UK. We provide the worlds most affordable, need-driven and supportive short-term volunteer programmes in Africa and Asia. Our programmes start from just two weeks in duration right up to six months.



Affordable Childcare Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Childcare Volunteer Programs From £150

Worldwide
PMGY offer some of the most amazing childcare volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.



Culture and Volunteer experiences in Asia, Africa and South America

Culture and Volunteer experiences in Asia, Africa and South America

Worldwide
Begin with an orientation to the country you have chosen, it is great way to embrace your new environment and become familiar with the new culture. After this fun packed orientation you will be able to begin on your volunteer project, from Teaching, Conservation, Construction or Healthcare.




Childcare Gap Year

Childcare Gap Year

Brazil, Chile, Canada, Romania, South Africa, Tanzania
Volunteering on childcare projects puts beaming smiles on the faces of vulnerable children. By simple interaction and play, be part of helping children learn English and supporting their carers who really appreciate your help. Oyster offer worthwhile projects in Africa, North and South America.



Teaching and Youth Development in Cape Town

Teaching and Youth Development in Cape Town

South Africa
As a teaching volunteer in Cape Town, you will educate, support and empower children who come from disadvantaged township communities. This is an exceptional opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world, while also contributing to the future of it's poorest citizens.



Care with Projects Abroad

Care with Projects Abroad

Worldwide
Projects Abroad offers the chance to care for underprivileged children in orphanages, day care centres, special-needs centres and kindergartens. As a volunteer you will enhance the growth, development and well-being of the children.



Tour Leader - Paris

Tour Leader - Paris

France
Becoming a PGL Tour Leader is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in French culture and get involved with one of PGL’s most popular school trips – tailor-made French study tours to the wonderful city of Paris.




Paid Work

Paid Work

Australia, Canada, Thailand, China, Romania, New Zealand
Chose from instructing, hospitality and support roles in one of our Canadian ski resorts. Experience the Aussie Outback or the cosmopolitan city of Sydney or Auckland. We offer the chance to earn money teaching in China or Thailand.Travel, gain experience, get to know the locals and enhance your CV!



Teaching Jobs Abroad

Teaching Jobs Abroad

China, Thailand
The demand for English teachers around the world is astronomical, take China, where there are 350 million people learning the language at any given time. Combine gain valuable experience teaching and a qualification with our TEFL courses.



Volunteer in Childcare around the world

Volunteer in Childcare around the world


We try to make our volunteer programmes affordable to nearly everyone while keeping the high level of quality people expect from us. IVHQ are the worlds leading volunteer organisation, to find out more get in touch.



Housekeeping Assistant, France

Housekeeping Assistant, France

Europe
PGL's Housekeeping Assistant roles in France are a good platform to get started in hospitality and fantastic job to enjoy with a team of like-minded people from around the world. First impressions are always important and you can help deliver a positive and lasting first impression for our guests.




Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching

Canada, Romania
Train with professional ski and snowboard instructors and gain your own qualifications. Following your course, become a snow sports instructor in Canada or Romania and earn money whilst enjoying the season on these fantastic slopes!



Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £220

Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £220

Worldwide
PMGY offer some of the most amazing Under 18 volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.



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Au Pairs, Nannies and Child Care

Working in Childcare is a unique and rewarding way of spending your Gap Year, especially if you're considering making it a career when you return. From an educational perspective, hands on child care will give you valuable experience before a college or degree course and the new skills and evidence of responsibility will look good on your CV. There are lots of options available all over the world for anyone who wants to spend their Gap Year in childcare.

These can include working in an Orphanage or Children's Home, becoming a private Au Pair, or being a Nanny for the winter season in one of the many Ski resorts. Many of the large Gap Year providers offer a childcare programme, often working with underprivileged and neglected children in the developing world. Offering care, support and stimulation to these children can have a significant impact on their lives, and is therefore one of the most worthwhile ways to spend your year out.

These placements can be paid or voluntary positions and some may require a formal qualification, although the majority don't. It's always worth checking with the provider before you commit to anything. If you're thinking of planning a Childcare Gap Year, have a look at some of the opportunities listed below. Not only could you be working in some fantastic destinations and experiencing new cultures, you can also return from your year out knowing you've made a positive contribution to children's lives.