Deputy Childcare Manager

Resort: Val d'Isère (France)

This role involves assisting the Childcare Manager in running and managing the childcare operation in resort, ensuring the children are cared for in a safe environment and an exciting and stimulating programme of activities are provided to all age groups.

Main responsibilities

  • Ensure our guests and their children benefit from the highest level of childcare
  • Assist the Childcare Manager in organising and managing the ‘Explorers’ children’s club
  • Provide a safe, hygienic and stimulating environment for children
  • Work in ratio during the season
  • Supervise and manage the childcare team in the Childcare Manager’s absence
  • Attend regular managers meetings in resort
  • Drive as required, including driving the children around resort in a safe and responsible manner
  • Plan weekly cleaning and work rotas for the childcare team
  • Plan appropriate menus and produce nutritious meals for children, planned on a rota system
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are implemented to guarantee the effective operation of the club
  • Assist in the co-ordination of the setup of the children’s club and chalets including the inventory process of all equipment in children’s club and risk assessments
  • Co-ordinate and implement a range of activities both indoors and outdoors including evening entertainment in peak weeks
  • Assist in organising activities within the resort
  • Ensure effective communication with the parents and children
  • Provide a healthy mid-morning snack, healthy lunch and afternoon snack
  • Communicate with the parents at the end of the day regarding their child’s wellbeing
  • Babysit twice a week should you be required to do so (paid in addition to your weekly wage)
  • Work in any other of our resorts if and when required
  • Ensure all daily records and any accident/incident books are completed correctly and ensure all other paperwork is up to date

Abilities and expectations

  • A degree of flexibility wherever possible to meet parents’ needs and wishes
  • An attitude whereby ‘nothing is too much trouble’
  • Excellent guest relations and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding work ethic
  • Good numeric, administrative and organisational skills
  • Good computer skills including Word and Excel
  • A very keen eye for detail
  • Organised and pro-active
  • Good self-motivation
  • Outgoing and fun
  • Strong swimmer
  • Team player

Essential requirements

  • CACHE level three qualified or equivalent recognised childcare qualification
  • Managerial/senior experience in a childcare setting
  • At least two years experience in a childcare setting
  • Fluent in English (both spoken and written)
  • Available for the whole season – early November until the end of April
  • Full UK/EU driving licence
  • UK/EU passport holder

This role is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure and barring service check (criminal background check).

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