One of the events we look forward to each year is the WordPress Wordcamp.
Unfortunately I missed a year as I didn’t have care for Hamish. So, when I saw a call for a volunteer to head a daycare for the parents attending I immediately volunteered.
Many times over the years, with no family support I have missed amazing events and opportunities and know the value of someone offering daycare.
Along with fellow Blogboss mom, Colleen we spent 2 amazing days with the most awesome kids.
We arrived at Lagoon Beach Hotel, armed with half my house of toys and not knowing what to expect at all.
The Hotel staff were so accommodating and friendly and we found ourselves in the Rainbow room fully kitted out for kiddies to play.
Hamish and the other kids spent the time having their faces painted, building puzzles and Lego, reading and painting giant box monsters.
We were able to take some time to play outside at the roof top play area, which I fell in love with.
The Hotel is built on the ocean allowing us to access the beach. The kids had great fun building sand castles, going for a beach walk and collecting shells before dipping their feet in the cold water.
One of the best features of the day was that moms could check in on their kiddies and have them join them for lunch and tea times.
For day 2 we were a bit more prepared and took a lot less with us.
The kids had new friends join and our daycare was bustling with kids of various ages.
Cartoons, puzzles, books, paints, Lego and stories kept this busy group occupied.
We enjoyed some sand art and stamping fun.
Their favourite activity was the soccer table and it was very sweet watching the Youth camp older kiddies teaching the little ones how to play.
Again we took advantage of the outdoor play area and spent an hour on the beach where the kids had a sandbuilding competition, dug holes and learnt about some of the ocean treasures that had washed up on the shore.
It was a fun two days and I’m looking forward to next years Wordcamp daycare.