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Staff Testimonial

I have worked at barracudas for five years now and have moved up roles from being a lifeguard to group coordinator to early years manager. Barracudas is just good fun, you get to work with great, like-minded people and help children have an exciting day. Also, I do like that there's opportunities to grow in the roles on camp. I started when I was 18 and I had developed my skills and this has been recognised by management, giving me the opportunity to progress. Working at barracudas has given me great experience and helped me so much while I was training to be a primary school teacher and once I had qualified. You learn so much from other staff across camp, that you become an expert in creating exciting and fun activities. At times I have been inspired. I would recommend barracudas to anyone with/wanting experience with children and who is willing to work hard. The people that work the hardest get the most out of the experience. It genuinely is a fun job and you meet really good friends.

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Chloe Chloe 2nd November 2016
Cambridge

Roles | Early Years Manager

 

Whatever your role at any Barracudas camp, your primary responsibility is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of children in your care, to safeguard them and protect them from harm. Once these fundamentals are ensured you should aim to give each of them such an amazing experience they can’t wait to come back!

Responsibilities: To oversee and manage the EY children and staff at your camp setting. Each camp will have between 1 – 3 Early Years groups and a number of EY staff based on what your camp requires, allowing the Early Years Manager to fully focus on the EYFS framework as well as other senior team duties.

Duties include:
• Responsible for ensuring EYFS is implemented
• Named Designated Person on camp (dealing with child protection/safeguarding issues)
• Main contact for OFSTED if they arrive for an inspection
• Communicate with Central Office to provide them with necessary information
• Complete all management tasks for EY children such as communication with parents, admin tasks and managing the EY staff
• Assisting the Camp Manager with daily tasks e.g. site tours, equipment checks, financial records
• Assist with onsite induction training for staff – the EYM will lead Ofsted/child protection areas of the training ahead of camp
• Be with the Early Years groups 2 out of 6 sessions per day – doing observations with EY staff and getting to know the children
• Updating SEF

Requirements:
• Attend Senior Training Day – date/location TBC
• Early Years Qualified (Primary qualified, CACHE L3, Primary PGCE, BA Primary Education)
• Early Years experience
• You will be eligible to work in the UK
• Obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas
• You will provide satisfactory references
• Be available for Induction Training Day and at least 1 set up day (these will be in the 7 day period prior to camp opening)

Age of children: 4½ - 6 years
Salary: £440 - £475 per week (dependant on age, qualifications and experience)
Hours: 8am - 6pm

NB: The above is an example of what may be involved in your duties as an Early Years Manager and is listed to give you an insight into what the role entails. Your day may be similar to this but not identical and will include a range of other tasks and responsibilities.

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