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Staff Testimonial

I started working at the beginning of summer 2016 as a Senior Sports Instructor at Harlow camp. What I enjoyed most at camp was, the range of different activities was so broad it made making the experience as enjoyable and varied as possible. Working with barracudas has helped me to improve my leadership skills through a hands-on experience. Also this has helped me to gather skills and ideas on how to differentiate any game to get maximum enjoyment for the children. I would definitely recommend Barracudas to anyone, as there really is no job like it. Every day was different and you get paid to have fun with the children at camp! All the staff were fantastic and the facilities are amazing! I can't wait to go back!

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James James 2nd November 2016
Harlow

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.