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


Support Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Cape Town

Support Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Cape Town

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.
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Learn Spanish in Latin America

Learn Spanish in Latin America

Immerse in the language and culture of another country, learn Spanish from experienced teachers and locals, dive into the deep, ancient history of the region, volunteer if you wish to, and enjoy the natural wonders that the landscape has to offer! We also have an online option available!
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OUR FEATURED GAP YEARS


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 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 and Education Volunteering in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Teaching and Education Volunteering in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led teaching and education projects. Work with children in rural schools, help overworked teachers lesson-plan, plan and lead fun, engaging activities, teach skills to adults, teach English, and so much more! Travel and learn about another culture!
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ALL GAP TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES


Sports Coaching in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Sports Coaching in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and have a blast working on community-led sports development initiatives. Organise activities for children at community and childcare centres, in schools or on after-school programs. Coach games, build confidence and work the body and mind!
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Teaching Jobs Abroad

Teaching Jobs Abroad

Africa Asia Europe SouthAmerica

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!
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



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



Summer Projects

Summer Projects

Africa Asia Australasia Europe SouthAmerica

Our Short-term Special projects are group trips for 16-19 year olds and run throughout the summer months. If you have time to spare over the summer holidays then why not join us on one of our short programmes designed especially for you.
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In-Person and Virtual Internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America

In-Person and Virtual Internships in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Work on community-led initiatives in conservation, community development, education, healthcare, or the arts - virtually and/or in-person. Immerse yourself in new cultures either way, gaining international work experience and networking with professionals in your field - whilst making a difference!
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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.
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Volunteer in Latin America

Volunteer in Latin America

Travel off the beaten path and work on community-led initiatives in conservation, community development, education, healthcare, or the arts. Immerse yourself in new cultures and the Spanish language, hike mountains, explore ruins, tunnel through jungles - and make a difference!
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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



Volunteering and Internship Placements Worldwide

Volunteering and Internship Placements Worldwide

Africa Asia Australasia Europe SouthAmerica UK

Frontier has over 400 volunteering projects in countries worldwide, giving you unlimited adventures and excursions in beautiful locations. We have a wealth of experience in the field of ethical and gap year travel, wildlife conservation, adventure travel and community development.
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Support Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Cape Town

Support Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Cape Town

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.
More Details.. African Impact



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



Volunteer in Asia-Pacific

Volunteer in Asia-Pacific

With a wide range of volunteer projects in Asia (and ten years in the business) get in touch with Kaya Responsible Travel today and start organising a life changing trip! Already got travel plans? Add in some volunteering time and make a positive impact while you explore!
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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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Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor

NorthAmerica

Become a qualified ski instructor in the world-class resort of Whistler! Spend your days on the mountain, earning money and teaching kids to ski. We include a Level One Ski Instructor course and are recruiting right now!
More Details.. Oyster Worldwide



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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Travel Off the Beaten Path in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Travel Off the Beaten Path in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Combine travel with volunteering in exciting, remote destinations throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. We have projects in a wide variety of subjects (coach sports; track elephants for research; etc.) in locations that could take you to the jungles of Peru or the mountains of Nepal, and more!
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Care with Projects Abroad

Care with Projects Abroad

Africa Asia Australasia SouthAmerica

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.
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Volunteering Adventures in Madagascar

Volunteering Adventures in Madagascar

Africa

Volunteer on a community project in unique Madagascar. You will be living on a beach camp or in a volunteer house, takking part in a teaching, diving or wildlife project in one of the most fascinating countries on earth.
More Details.. Frontier



Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching

Africa Europe NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

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
More Details.. Oyster Worldwide



Learn Spanish in Latin America

Learn Spanish in Latin America

Immerse in the language and culture of another country, learn Spanish from experienced teachers and locals, dive into the deep, ancient history of the region, volunteer if you wish to, and enjoy the natural wonders that the landscape has to offer! We also have an online option available!
More Details.. Kaya Responsible Travel



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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Childcare Gap Year

Childcare Gap Year

Africa Asia Europe NorthAmerica SouthAmerica

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.
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Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds

Summer Projects for 16-19 year olds

Africa Asia Europe SouthAmerica

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.
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Teaching and Youth Development in Cape Town

Teaching and Youth Development in Cape Town

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.
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Volunteer in Africa

Volunteer in Africa

Specialising in ethical and sustainable volunteer abroad projects, Kaya Responsible Travel have a wide breadth of choice when it comes to projects in Africa. With dozens of projects in 11 countries, discover the incredible scenery and varied wildlife of Africa while making a positive impact!
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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.