Early Years & Childcare Setting Manager

Fun 4 Kids at Highwoods, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC472622-3S Position Type: Early Years Pay Range: 14.16 per hour
Position Start Date: 19/08/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 11/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: w/b 15th July 2024 Shortlisting Starts:  12/07/2024

Job Description

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Highwoods breakfast, after school and holiday club are looking for an experienced Manager to lead the team at Highwoods. The position is an all year round contract offering 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year. Hours of work are Monday to Friday 6.45am-9am and 2.30pm-6.15pm. Holiday club shifts cover a morning 7.15am-1.15pm, afternoon session 12.45pm-6pm or full day session 7am-6pm. In addition to this you are paid 2.5 hours per week to complete any paperwork that you are not able to do in session.

Additional hours (2 per holiday club week) are available to complete planning for the companys holiday club.

To be considered for this role you must hold a level 3 childcare qualification, equivalent or above and have experience leading and guiding a team. You must have a fun personality, good communication skills, be a people person, love working with children and able to think on your feet in order to ensure smooth running of the sessions.

To apply, fill out the job application form and email to cathy@fun4kidscolchester.co.uk

We offer you

A paid day off for your birthday

Employee Assistance Programme

Company events

Staff uniform

100% discount on childcare whilst you are working if your child attends any of the Fun 4 Kids settings

Support from the senior management

Nest pension scheme

A company who cares about their staff wellbeing and their CPD

Job Description

· Showing prospective children and their parents around, ensuring that they are welcomed and receive a positive experience.

· Planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment.

· Work with your team to develop weekly planning and maintain a daily timetable of activities.

· Providing comprehensive care for the children including collecting them from school and delivering them safely to parents/carers.

· Ensure that each child is cared for to the highest possible standard with regard to their unique personalities and in line with company policy.

· Delegating tasks fairly amongst the workforce.

· Oversee the delivery of the EYFS ensuring that staff are delivering it effectively.

· Providing refreshments and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.

· Administering first aid when necessary.

· Setting up the play space including moving furniture and play equipment.

· Implement risk assessment and ensure ongoing risk assessments are used and updated as necessary.

· Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities.

· Providing support and supervision to play workers and other staff, including volunteers, deal with any issues that may arise and report to the ADM or MD.

· Holding regular staff meetings and consulting with the ADM/MD with regards to regular reviews and appraisals for staff, staff working hours and any absences the MD may not be aware of.

· Ensure regular fire drills are in place.

· Administration and record keeping, including staff and child records, financial records, purchasing snacks, and working within an agreed budget.

· Developing and maintaining good communication with all members of the club, with schools, and especially with parents and provide a regular newsletter.

· Undertaking appropriate and relevant training and conducting in house training.

· Working within the framework of the club's policies and procedures and ensuring that all staff adhere to them.

· Manage children's behaviour effectively.

· Undertake relevant paperwork and keep up to date with documentation and legal requirements.

· Open and close the setting as necessary.

. Contribute to planning for the holiday club and work closely with the ADM in facilitating the sessions.

Information about the School

Fun 4 Kids is a family run company that has been established since June 2005. We pride ourselves in the quality of care that we offer the children and families who use our wraparound care and holiday club services.

Fun 4 Kids at Highwoods serves the host school Highwoods Primary and during the school holidays serves children from all primary schools.

All job offers are subject to the receipt of suitable references and full sight of a satisfactory enhanced DBS certificate and written confirmation that the applicant is not disqualified from working with children. Fun 4 Kids are committed to safe practice in recruitment and selection that includes consideration of issues regarding child protection, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All staff will be expected to complete a DBS check if they are not already on the DBS Update Service and supply us with two previous employment references.

At Fun 4 Kids we strongly believe in respect and equal treatment for all persons regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, marital status, civil partnership status, colour, nationality, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, or physical ability. We insist that this respect is applied in every aspect of our business and in how we conduct ourselves.

Fun 4 Kids is committed to the continuous professional development and well being of their staff.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Catherine Joyner
Tynedale Square
Highwoods, Colchester
Essex, CO4 9SN
Telephone: 07709026665
Email: highwoods@fun4kidscolchester.co.uk

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