Blossom Tree Childcare
Blossom Tree Childcare
Phone: 0203 3027197
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06/11/2019 Blossom Tree Childcare
Holiday Nanny
Head of Childcare
Destinations: French and Austrian ski resorts

We have fantastic career opportunities within our childcare programme at Mark Warner. Our Head of Childcare have overall management of the childcare department in one of our superb chalet hotels.

As Head of Childcare you will have proven management skills and experience leading and supporting a large team. You will have an excellent understanding of the dynamics of childcare and guarantee the effective management and organisation of the childcare department whilst ensuring in every children’s club your team deliver the highest level of care in a safe, happy, stimulating environment.

We have a strong management team that provides on-going support and training. There is a development programme for career progression and the opportunity to work year-round and join our childcare team in one of our beach resorts during the summer months. Our winter programme operates from December to April.

Main Responsibilities
Ensure your team deliver an unforgettable holiday experience to parents and children
Ensure standards, ratios and conditions of registration are maintained at all times
Maintain up-to-date records for all children
Implement health and safety policies, ensure fully operational on a daily basis
Audit, evaluate and manage risk ensuring any remedial action is taken immediately
Establish high standards of organisation and co-ordination within your department
Action and monitor any parents’ child-related issues
Build and support a strong relationship with the Hotel Manager
Ensure nutritional needs of children are met
Assist in the development of childcare standards, procedures and information systems
Evaluate the quality of childcare within each department, identify and address areas needing development
Coordinate all childcare evening services
Actively promote the childcare department to all guests, ensuring parents and guardians are well informed about the department, it’s services and facilities
Encourage good communication links between all other departments
Establish, develop and maintain professional working relationships with all department managers, local staff and external companies
Manage staff reviews, appraisals and any disciplinary or grievances matters
Develop a training plan, evaluate training undertaken by your team
Ensure all new staff follow an induction programme, are mentored and trained
Ensure all childcare staff are trained, motivated, appraised and developed in a positive and effective manner
Support and supervise all staff with their day-to-day duties
Monitor staffing levels and liaise with the Hotel Manager
Manage care, maintenance and security of equipment and toys
Monitor and control department costs
Inventory checks
Abilities and Skills
Present a ‘can do’ attitude
Team skills
Confident, assertive self-motivator, show initiative
Flexible approach
Customer orientated
Organised, be pro-active, a good planner
Effective leadership skills
Staff development
Patient and sympathetic by nature
An affinity with children
Essential Requirements
CACHE, NNEB, City & Guilds, BTEC National Diplomas or equivalent qualification to level 3
At least 1 years experience in a childcare environment
Excellent communication and administration skills
Ability to use initiative, plan, organise and prioritise work load
Experience in Nursery Management
Experience with a wide variety of ages
Fluent in English
Enhanced disclosure required through the ‘Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
UK/EU Passport holder
UK National Insurance Number
UK Bank Account
Package and Benefits
Return travel to/from UK

Please only apply if you meet all the criteria
Source Agency
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Job reference Care Manager
Region Europe (non UK)
Area France
Location to be confirmed post interview
Start date Immediately
Salary 1800 Euros
Hours between 35-40
Qualifications required NVQ Level 3
DBS checked Required
Required language English
Experience required 2 years minimum
Driving license required No
Employment type Full time
Duration Temporary
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