Club Med celebrates 50 Years of Kids Club
This year Club Med is proud to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its iconic Kids Club, offering children of all ages holiday experiences that allow them to explore and create in a fun, safe and comfortable atmosphere.
For 50 years, Club Med Kids Clubs have set the standard for what the ultimate all-inclusive family holiday should be – it’s more than just keeping the children amused so the adults can relax. Club Med offers a range of activities for tots to teens aged 4 months – 17 years old. The Kids Clubs are designed to care, educate and engage children in a fun and safe environment while allowing parents to have some quality time to reconnect whilst still enjoying a family holiday.
On Club Med’s many ‘little ones services’, Madeleine Clow-Suares, General Manager, Club Med Australia and New Zealand says, “When parents write to me and explain just how upset their children were to leave, I know that we have something very special. We strive to create a happy environment for the whole family and we pay particular attention to the little ones. With over 50 years of know-how, highly-trained and loving teams, and award-winning facilities, we create moments the whole family can enjoy and cherish together…leaving time to get back to the important things in life.”
A key differentiator of Club Med and why its resorts rate so highly with families, is the wide variety of activities for children, which cater to each age bracket – from 4 months to 17. Club Med resorts also offer babysitting services and evening Pyjama Club for children aged 2 to 10 years.
At Club Med, every child has the opportunity to learn new skills, uncover talents and share experiences with new friends as well as family. Children as young as 3 years old are encouraged to participate in activities like golf, tennis and crafts, be bold on the flying trapeze or with circus activities, and gain confidence in performing on stage for resort guests including professional (and fun!) rehearsal, lights and costumes.
Behind all the amazing services and activities at Club Med’s Kids Club are the highly trained team of passionate G.Os (Gentil Organisateurs) who staff the resorts.
“Club Med takes pride in its global reputation for employing specially qualified and experienced G.Os, especially for Kids Club. All Club Med Kids Club G.Os have substantial experience in childcare, are First Aid qualified and undergo CPR training every six months. All manager are highly experience and hold a diploma or higher in Childcare, while all Baby Club Managers hold a Certificate 3 in Children Services,” says Madeleine.
Kids Club G.Os are focused on ensuring each child feels unique, included and comfortable with the range of activities offered. Kids Club also provides Club Med’s youngest guests a chance to meet children from other countries and learn their language and culture with help from the G.Os, many of which speak multiple languages themselves, including English.
Tamarra van der Zweep, an Australian Petit Club Manager at Club Med Phuket, says she enjoys making new connections with the children in her Kids Club as well as their families. “One of the most rewarding parts of my job is having families extend their stay because of the Kids Clubs – we have had three this season!” Tamara has anAdvanced Diploma in Child Care and Community Services, as well as over 11 years’ experience in childcare.
Club Med are proud to celebrate this significant milestone and strive to continue to evolve their Kids Club offering, allowing them to cater to the entire family from youngest to oldest.
The different Club Med Kids Clubs are:
- Baby Club Med: For children aged from 4 to 23 months. Baby Club Med focuses on senses and feelings, with engaging play areas and a staff ratio that ensures each baby receives special attention.
- Petite Club Med: For children aged 2 to 3 years. Petite Club Med focuses on discovery and socialising with activities such as face painting, pyjama parties, and puppet shows.
- Mini Club Med: For children aged 4 to 10. Mini Club Med focuses on energy and fun activities such as Club Med’s famous Circus School programme, arts and crafts and sports.
- Club Med Passworld and Junior’s Club Med: For older kids, aged 11 to 17. Club Med Passworld and Junior’s Club Med are dedicated teen spaces offering everything from creative activities to movie and disco nights, as well as sports and technical arts.
For further information visit www.clubmed.com.au
Club Med provides amazing holiday experiences, made easy, in the world’s most beautiful destinations. With over 70 premium and luxury all-inclusive sun and snow resorts located in some of the most beautiful places on earth, Club Med resorts blend seamlessly with their environment, drawing inspiration from the local culture and nature to immerse guests in the destination.
Since 1950, Club Med has been dedicated to providing guests with amazing new experiences that make for an unforgettable holiday – from the rejuvenating to the exhilarating, and everything in-between. Each resort offers a vast selection of opportunities to try something new, immerse in local culture, revive body and mind, and give back to the local community and environment.
Club Med holidays are a truly hassle-free experience, with premium all-inclusive packages and a wide range of innovative services – giving guests more time to spend doing what they love.
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