Childcare Gap Year Courses

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.

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. There are lots of options available all over the world for anyone who wants to spend their Gap Year in childcare.


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POPULAR CHILDCARE COURSES


Affordable Teaching Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Teaching Volunteer Programs From £150

Africa Asia NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

PMGY offer some of the most amazing teaching volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.
More Details.. Plan My Gap Year



Work on a Summer Camp in the USA - Watersports Instructor

Work on a Summer Camp in the USA - Watersports Instructor

NorthAmerica

Love spending time in or around the water? Have experience in a water sport activity? Look no further… As waterfront staff, you could be involved in a variety of different roles. Water sports can include; Sailing, Water-skiing, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Paddle boarding and more!
More Details.. Camp America



OUR FEATURED GAP YEARS


Outdoor Activity Instructor (Apprenticeship)

Outdoor Activity Instructor (Apprenticeship)

UK

Walesby Forest is an outdoor activity centre set in over 250 acres of Sherwood Forest, with more than 80 years of heritage and a friendly team at it's core. We offer young people the opportunity to enjoy more than 30 exciting activities including abseiling, climbing, watersports and quad biking.
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Work on a Summer Camp in the USA - Watersports Instructor

Work on a Summer Camp in the USA - Watersports Instructor

NorthAmerica

Love spending time in or around the water? Have experience in a water sport activity? Look no further… As waterfront staff, you could be involved in a variety of different roles. Water sports can include; Sailing, Water-skiing, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Paddle boarding and more!
More Details.. Camp America



Teach Sports at a Summer Camp in the USA

Teach Sports at a Summer Camp in the USA

NorthAmerica

Not only could you be enjoying teaching your sport at camp but you will be having a laugh with people your age, going for nights out and enjoying your days off exploring America.
More Details.. Wildpacks



ALL GAP TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES


Travel the globe with the coolest job on earth

Travel the globe with the coolest job on earth

Asia Europe NorthAmerica

EA Ski & Snowboard are the world's largest provider of ski and snowboard instructor internships. Turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career. Receive world-class training, gain an internationally recognised qualification and get a guaranteed paid job offer - all in one season.
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Work in the USA as a Camp Counselor

Work in the USA as a Camp Counselor

NorthAmerica

You will be spending your summer months working at a fantastic summer camp in the USA! Wild Packs specialise in finding summer camp jobs (based all over America) for hundreds of young people every year. We look to support enthusiastic individuals who are eager for a challenge!
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Various Volunteer Programs in Uganda from as low as  £100

Various Volunteer Programs in Uganda from as low as £100

Africa

You Volunteer with different Volunteer projects around Uganda, These include Teaching, Childcare, Women Empowerment, Special Needs Care, HIV/ AIDS Support, Sports Education. Street and Slum Children Support around Uganda.
More Details.. Volunteers 2 Uganda



Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Overseas Volunteer Programs From £150

Africa Asia NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

Plan My Gap Year is an award-winning volunteer travel organisation, working across 17 countries in Africa, Asia & South America. PMGY provide a safe, structured and social experience with opportunities available from 1-36 weeks.
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Work on a summer camp in the USA - Outdoor Adventure Instructor

Work on a summer camp in the USA - Outdoor Adventure Instructor

NorthAmerica

Love the great outdoors and have a strong sense of adventure? Want to spend your summer up in the air on camps high ropes, flying through camp on the zipline or working on the climbing tower? Look no further…
More Details.. Camp America



Teach Performing & Creative Arts at a Summer Camp in the USA

Teach Performing & Creative Arts at a Summer Camp in the USA

NorthAmerica

If you and your friends have a passion for just about any creative pursuit – ranging from music and dance to glass blowing and art – there could be a great job waiting for you this summer.
More Details.. Wildpacks



Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor Course and Job

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor Course and Job

NorthAmerica

Qualify as a Level 1 ski instructor in the world-class resort of Whistler and then teach for the rest of the season! Spend your days on the mountain, earning money and teaching kids to ski. The CSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor training and exam are included. Book now!
More Details.. Oyster Worldwide Ski



Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included

Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included

Asia Australasia Europe NorthAmerica

Want to get turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career? Become a ski or snowboard instructor in 2020. Receive world-class training, gain internationally-recognised qualifications and get a guaranteed paid job offer at the ski resort of your choice.
More Details.. EA Ski and Snowboard



Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180

Affordable Under 18 Volunteer Abroad Programs From £180

Africa Asia NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

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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Teaching Jobs Abroad

Teaching Jobs Abroad

Asia

The demand for English teachers around the world is astronomical, take China, where there are 350 million students learning the language at any given time. Whether on a gap year or a graduate, we have the course for you. Choose either to join our Teach and Earn programme or our China TEFL programme
More Details.. Oyster Worldwide



Affordable Teaching Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Teaching Volunteer Programs From £150

Africa Asia NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

PMGY offer some of the most amazing teaching volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.
More Details.. Plan My Gap Year



Teach Watersports at a Summer Camp in the USA

Teach Watersports at a Summer Camp in the USA

NorthAmerica

Love splashing around? Every camp will have a large waterfront program and therefore will need competent and skilled instructors to teach in this area.
More Details.. Wildpacks



Work an Equestrian Role at a Summer Camp in the USA

Work an Equestrian Role at a Summer Camp in the USA

NorthAmerica

If spending your entire summer abroad, getting paid to look after and work with ponies and horses, sounds like a dream come true then keep dreaming!
More Details.. Wildpacks



Child Care Volunteer Programs from as low as  £100

Child Care Volunteer Programs from as low as £100

Africa

As a Childcare volunteer on this project, you will work within in day care centers, nursery schools, children’s homes and kindergartens to assist local staff in the day-to-day running of these centers with activities like educational and basic teaching of English, Math, Reading and Writing etc
More Details.. Volunteers 2 Uganda



Community Aid Projects in Cape Town

Community Aid Projects in Cape Town

Africa

Help with various community aid projects in the settlements of Cape Town!
More Details.. Go Eco



Work on a Summer Camp in the USA - Sports Instructor

Work on a Summer Camp in the USA - Sports Instructor

NorthAmerica

American summer camps offer a huge range of sports for the kids, which creates a big need for Sports Counsellors. Camps will normally have Tennis, Gymnastics, Golf, Soccer, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Baseball, Basketball - plus many more! So if you love sports, then we need you!
More Details.. Camp America



Become a qualified ski instructor - Train, qualify and work all in one season

Become a qualified ski instructor - Train, qualify and work all in one season

Asia Australasia Europe NorthAmerica

Do you want a career that will take you across the globe? Do you want to live and work in the world's top ski destinations? Become a ski instructor with EA Ski & Snowboard and fast-track your career in the snow industry. Choose from 26 resorts across five countries.
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Volunteer at a rural community South Africa

Volunteer at a rural community South Africa

Africa

Volunteer at a rural charity in South Africa. Live and work onsite, get to know a new culture and play a key role in various projects to help uplift the community, teach children, develop local infrastructure and the economy and break the poverty cycle in this personally rewarding experience.
More Details.. Hamba Africa



Work an Adventure Role at a Summer Camp in the USA

Work an Adventure Role at a Summer Camp in the USA

NorthAmerica

Do you love heights, thrills and have a sense of adventure? If this sounds like you then you should definitely apply for one of the adventure and outdoor jobs at camp.
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Affordable Childcare Volunteer Programs From £150

Affordable Childcare Volunteer Programs From £150

Africa Asia NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

PMGY offer some of the most amazing childcare volunteer projects in gorgeous, exotic locations abroad from 1-week to 6-months.
More Details.. Plan My Gap Year



Paid Work

Paid Work

Asia Australasia Europe NorthAmerica

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 & enhance your CV.
More Details.. Oyster Worldwide



Sports Coaching Gap Year

Sports Coaching Gap Year

Africa SouthAmerica

Take part in coaching a range of sports including football, rugby, cricket, netball or swimming. Help and support groups of disadvantaged children around the world. Combine sport with the opportunity to travel and make a difference.
More Details.. Oyster Worldwide



Children’s Activity Group Leaders

Children’s Activity Group Leaders

Europe

Robinwood is looking for fun and outgoing people to work as Group Leaders and deliver great courses to the thousands of primary school children who visit our centres every year. Apply now to become part of our award-winning staff team!
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Au Pairs, Nannies and Child Care

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.