Welcoming four to ten year olds, our Turtles Club creates a safe and friendly space to help your child feel perfectly at home, with a close-knit team of carefully chosen, experienced nannies to keep an eye on them.
We never take shortcuts when it comes to the happiness and wellbeing of your child. Whether you choose Mousses in Lefkada or Periyali in Zakynthos, you’ll find the same high standards of professional childcare in equally beautiful surroundings, with comfortable accommodation and a lovely beach nearby. And even before your child arrives, we know their likes and dislikes so the care we offer is always personalised to treat them as the individual they are.
Our childcare team undergoes a rigorous selection process with all the official UK checks. We only recruit English-speaking nannies who are CACHE L3 qualified or have the equivalent UK qualification. They must also demonstrate that they are dedicated to the welfare and happiness of your child.
Natasha Sholay, our Childcare and Activities Manager, explains more about our Simpson Crèche and Children’s Club offering, and why it’s so unique.
Our Turtles Club is based in the Clubhouse, which it shares with the Hatchlings Crèche, although each has its own room – and children can enjoy a variety of age-appropriate toys, games and resources.
If it’s not too hot or humid, there is also a shaded outdoor space to play in, although time outside is closely monitored, particularly during the hotter months.
Activities take place in the Clubhouse or the Clubhouse garden and particular favourites include face painting, arts and crafts, music and movement, theme days with fancy dress, mask making, outdoor relays and team games. For older children, we also have a selection of board and card games.
|Morning session||Afternoon session||Evening session|
|Monday||9.30am – 1pm||1.30pm – 5pm||No session|
|Tuesday||No session||1.30pm – 5pm||7pm – 10.30pm|
|Wednesday||9.30am – 1pm||1.30pm – 5pm||No session|
|Thursday||9.30am – 1pm||No session||7pm – 10.30pm|
|Friday||9.30am – 1pm||1.30pm – 5pm||No session|
Because there are limited places available, we advise you to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Half-day all week
This includes either four morning sessions or four afternoon sessions, plus one evening session.
£175 per child, per week
Full-day all week
This includes four morning, four afternoon and two evening sessions.
£275 per child, per week
Ad-hoc individual sessions for all ages, no supplements.
Full day: £65 per child
Half day: £45 per child
Evening: £35 per child
Although last-minute places are sometimes available and bookable on arrival, we strongly recommended booking in advance, when you book your holiday, to avoid disappointment. We’ll send you a registration pack with various forms that you’ll need to complete and return before your departure. These form part of your holiday booking conditions.
The information you send us about your child will need to include essentials such as medical conditions, allergies and dietary requirements, as well as sleep patterns and anything else we need to know. This will be sent to our team overseas before you arrive, so we can assess your child’s needs.
Subject to availability, early booking advised.
We don’t provide meals, but low-sugar snacks such as fruit and plain biscuits, are on offer throughout the day, along with water.
If your child is with us for a full day, you’ll need to provide them with a packed lunch. To make life easy, you can order one from the Mousses or Periyali snack bar or restaurant to be delivered at the appropriate time.
Please let us know if your child has any food allergies when you register.
A collection of light, bright family-friendly villas, each with a small gated pool and a larger swimming pool to share; a sandy beach just a ten-minute walk away and a peaceful location on the Vassilikos Peninsula: these are family holidays the Periyali way.
Alongside lush gardens, a large shared swimming pool and a separate children's pool, Mousses looks after parents as well as their offspring with spa treatments, its own taverna (including a villa delivery service) and a bar with an indulgent poolside service.