14 Tips for Hotel's Kidsclubs

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This eBook contains tips and advices to prepare Kidsclub facilities with quality for your hotel in order to offer the best possible hotel entertainment.

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14 Tips for Hotel's Kidsclubs

  1. 1. 14 Tips for Miniclubs In order to offer the best hotel entertainment for children it’s necessary to invest in good Miniclub facilities where the activities can take place. We offer 14 tips and advices that help you prepare your Miniclub for children activities. Contact Us:Lg. Marques de Pombal 2 – 8, 2600-222 VFX.Portugal, TL:(+351)263 284 167 info@smilecatch.com
  2. 2. Contact Us: Lg. Marques de Pombal 2 – 8, 2600-222 VFX.Portugal, TL:(+351)263 284 167 info@smilecatch.com 2 1. Sufficient animators according to the number of children • Provide sufficient animators so that every child feels supported and not left behind in the activities; • Establish a ratio of 1 animator for every 10 children. More children and the animator will not be able to pay attention to every one of them and the activity can become dangerous; • Double the number of animators if the entertainment activities take place outside.
  3. 3. Contact Us: Lg. Marques de Pombal 2 – 8, 2600-222 VFX.Portugal, TL:(+351)263 284 167 info@smilecatch.com 3 2. Build a safer Miniclub • Make sure your Miniclub facility is prepared to welcome children with the adequate furniture; • You may want to resort to specialized companies that will be able to provide a whole new and exciting place for children to experience; • With a safe environment the parents will be more inclined to enroll their children in the Miniclub’s activities.
  4. 4. Contact Us: Lg. Marques de Pombal 2 – 8, 2600-222 VFX.Portugal, TL:(+351)263 284 167 info@smilecatch.com 4 3. The Miniclub must have a fence and a self-closing door • Equip your Miniclub with a fence and a self- closing door so you can have a limited space for the children to play; • This is highly recommended so no kid can be separated from the group and wander the hotel without an animator’s supervision.
  5. 5. Contact Us: Lg. Marques de Pombal 2 – 8, 2600-222 VFX.Portugal, TL:(+351)263 284 167 info@smilecatch.com 5 4. Make sure there are sufficient toilets • Provide 1 toilet for every 10 children so no one has the need to leave the Miniclub; • The toilets must be built attending to the needs of children, which means a smaller size and safer materials in the construction; • There should also be a toilet specifically for the animators so they don’t have to leave the facilities and leave the children unattended.
  6. 6. Contact Us: Lg. Marques de Pombal 2 – 8, 2600-222 VFX.Portugal, TL:(+351)263 284 167 info@smilecatch.com 6 5. Equip the Miniclub with big windows • The Miniclub must have big windows in order to offer good conditions in indoors activities; • Big windows let in a lot of natural light that children need so they can grow healthier; • They also help to ventilate the space more effectively without falling back to air conditioning.
  7. 7. Contact Us: Lg. Marques de Pombal 2 – 8, 2600-222 VFX.Portugal, TL:(+351)263 284 167 info@smilecatch.com 7 6. Facilities’ interior should have HVAC equipment • If you do not have the means to organize activities outdoors you should install a HVAC equipment; • If your indoors activities take too long the temperature of the room can become unbearable and this will help to disseminate diseases; • A HVAC equipment will help you set the temperature back to normal levels.
  8. 8. Contact Us: Lg. Marques de Pombal 2 – 8, 2600-222 VFX.Portugal, TL:(+351)263 284 167 info@smilecatch.com 8 7. Cover the floor with special material • Activities directed to children are dynamic and often require exercise, the reason why you should provide a pavement made of rubber; • This way you will prevent damages since even if children fall, it will be harder for them to be wounded; • Pay special attention to the outside, especially the drinkers areas.
  9. 9. Contact Us: Lg. Marques de Pombal 2 – 8, 2600-222 VFX.Portugal, TL:(+351)263 284 167 info@smilecatch.com 9 8. The exterior should provide areas with shade • When organizing outdoors attention pay attention to the periods of the day where the sun is stronger; • The outside area of the Miniclub should have spots with shade or an awning; • You can also organize activities in these shade spots so the children can be kept there;
  10. 10. Contact Us: Lg. Marques de Pombal 2 – 8, 2600-222 VFX.Portugal, TL:(+351)263 284 167 info@smilecatch.com 10 9. Cover electric outlets and organize electric wires • One of the problems with indoors activities are its electric outlets and wires; • However, this should not be a problem because the outlets can be covered and the wires can be organized with special equipment; • With this solution, both outlets and wires will be kept away from the grasp and attention of children and electric shocks and stumbles will be prevented.
  11. 11. Contact Us: Lg. Marques de Pombal 2 – 8, 2600-222 VFX.Portugal, TL:(+351)263 284 167 info@smilecatch.com 11 10. Each child must have a detailed registration form • The parents should fill a registration form as their children enter the Miniclub and it should be the same ones to pick them up; • This form should contain information such as their name, age, nationality and even the parent’s contact; • Give the children some sort of passport so they can be easily identifiable.
  12. 12. Contact Us: Lg. Marques de Pombal 2 – 8, 2600-222 VFX.Portugal, TL:(+351)263 284 167 info@smilecatch.com 12 11. Tell the parents about all the entertainment activities in the program • When the parents enroll their children in the Miniclub, the animator should take the chance to inform them of all the activities that will take place; • With this information the parents will be more comfortable and open to leave their children at the Miniclub; • The animator should also ask about any health problems the children might have, like allergies for instance.
  13. 13. Contact Us: Lg. Marques de Pombal 2 – 8, 2600-222 VFX.Portugal, TL:(+351)263 284 167 info@smilecatch.com 13 12. Animators should have training according to their segment • With differente ages there’s the need for distinct types of animators; • This happens especially with children under 4 years old, in Babyclubs, where it’s necessary to have a someone with training in mothercraft; • The hotel must be aware of this issue in order to provide animators that know how to answer to the special needs of certain segments.
  14. 14. Contact Us: Lg. Marques de Pombal 2 – 8, 2600-222 VFX.Portugal, TL:(+351)263 284 167 info@smilecatch.com 14 13. Entertainment activities in pools require trained animators • When there is the possibility of organizing pool activities there are additional security measures that should be taken; • The ratio of animator for every child should be of 1 per 4; • The animator should have formation as a lifeguard and training iin CPR techniques, which can be decisive if something happens.
  15. 15. Contact Us: Lg. Marques de Pombal 2 – 8, 2600-222 VFX.Portugal, TL:(+351)263 284 167 info@smilecatch.com 15 14. Animators should learn about the familiarity of the children with pools • Not all children are familiar with pools and aquatic environments so it should be mandatory that children that want to participate know how to swim; • The animator should ask the parents about the subject and decide if the children can participate; • Entertainment activities in the pool can be fun but they are also very dangerous.
  16. 16. 16 We hope our advices may prove useful. Have Fun j

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