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Childcare Manager

  • Job Location

    Zakythos, Greece

  • Start date

    mid-May

  • Duration

    late-September

  • Job Benefits

    Competitive salary with great seasonal benefits package




Description

At Peligoni, our focus is to inspire our younger guests to be all they can be and make the most of their holiday. This applies to our youngest guests joining us in one of our crèches, to older kids taking part in high-energy activities and our teenage guests who want to break away from mum and dad and make new friends. We are looking for our next Childcare Manager to help us to continue to build on our reputation for ensuring just the right balance of action, activity, support and space to learn.

This is a varied role and will involve overseeing our crèches (as well as working within ratio during low season) and coordinating activities for children aged from 4 – 15. In addition to fun-packed days, evening care and activities are also offered on selected evenings during both low and high season, as well as babysitting. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced childcare manager who is looking for a job they love, in a stunning environment and that shares our commitment to providing a happy, safe and stimulating environment for all children to play, learn and develop freely. This is a challenging role, looking after a wide range of ages and will involve leading a small team of childcare professionals, curating a programme of activities that are interesting, educational, stimulating and fun for all age groups and ensuring effective communication with parents and carers, as well as the rest of the Peligoni team, many of which will also be involved in the delivery of what we offer for both kids and teens. Strong organisation skills are required to manage babysitting requests, staff rotas and to ensure that everyone involved in a specific activities knows exactly what is expected of them and when. 

Key Responsibilities

-       Ensure our young guests receive the highest level of care
-       Co-ordinate all activities for children up to 16 years, working alongside our partners where necessary
-       Train, manage and motivate a small team of childcare professionals
-       Plan a stimulating programme of activities for our youngest guests, including our ‘Rugrats’ group
-       Create and develop a happy, safe and stimulating environment for our young guests
-       Record keeping, where necessary
-       Maintain a high level standard of health and safety
-       Carry out detailed risk assessments
-       Ensure high levels of cleanliness and hygiene are met at all times
-       Ensure daily cleaning and regular deep clean of the crèche
-       Report any maintenance issues within the crèche in a timely manner
-       Communicate effectively with other departments who assist with the childcare operation
-       Communicate effectively with parents
-       Respond to guest queries and complaints in an effective and efficient manner
-       Respond to any emergencies in an effective and efficient manner
-       Host evening activities
-       Manage all babysitting requirements
-       Work within ratio as and when required
-       Prepare healthy and nutritious snacks for children
-       Work with the kitchen team to provide a balanced lunch and supper for children, daily

Requirements

Abilities & Expectations

-       Creative and energetic
-       Fun and outgoing
-       Confident and assertive
-       Safety conscious
-       Patient and sympathetic by nature
-       Outstanding work ethic
-       Excellent guest relations and interpersonal skills
-       Ability to work well on your own, as well as part of a team
-       Self-motivated and proactive
-       Flexible and willing to help others
-       Be able to communicate effectively
-       Excellent timekeeping and reliability
-       Present a ‘can do’ attitude

Essential Requirements

-       Minimum Level 3 CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education, or equivalent qualification
-       Previous management experience in a similar setting
-       Proven experience working with babies and young children
-       Experience of working with teenagers is desirable
-       Full Paediatric First Aid Certificate
-       Basic Food Hygiene Certificate is desirable
-       DBS Certificate
-       Available for the whole season (May-September)
-       A full Driving License is desirable

-       EU Passport

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