Wraparound Child Care Manager

Job Type:

Permanent

Salary:

£11232 - £12136 Per Annum

Location:
Category:

King's Ford breakfast and after school club are looking for an experienced Wraparound Child Care Manager to lead the team. The position is a Term Time contract offering hours of work of Monday to Friday 7.30am-9am and 2.45pm-6.00pm.

The successful applicant must hold a level 3 childcare qualification, equivalent or above and experience leading and guiding a team. The successful candidate must have a fun personality, good communication skills, be a people person, love working with children and able to think on their feet in order to ensure smooth running of the sessions.

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

Job summary of the Wrap Around Child Care Manager:

  • Day to day management of the club.
  • Provide quality playcare within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures

Working relationships:

  • Children attending the club and their parents or carers
  • Management or proprietor and staff, students and volunteers
  • Childcare and play organisations, schools, registering authorities

Main duties of the Wrap Around Child Care Manager include:

  • 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.

Essential Qualities of Wrap Around Child Care Manager

  • At least 3 years experience of working in a childcare setting
  • At least 1 years experience of working in a supervisory or management role
  • Experience of working with 4 to 11 year olds
  • Ability to use IT based resources to support play and club administration
  • Experience of administration
  • Delivering equal opportunities in a play setting
  • Understanding the varied needs of children and families
  • Appropriate Level 3 or above qualification
  • Providing and facilitating safe, stimulating play
  • Excellent communication skills together with sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of the children*
  • Sound Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage

*Para 3.25 of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2017

Desirable Qualities of a Wrap Around Child Care Manager

·        Experience of working within a play-based setting

·        Experience of budgeting

·        Current driving licence

·        Current 12-hour Paediatric First Aid Certificate

·        Food Hygiene Certificate

·        Appropriate child protection training

Part-time hours: 16.25 per week

Expected start date: ASAP