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I worked at Barracudas in Bedford for 1 week at Easter as the Dance and Drama instructor and 4 weeks in the summer as a Lifeguard in 2016. Everyday is different at Barracudas, there are lots of great and fun activities for the children which are also fun for the staff to instruct and get involved in too. The staff are all very friendly and by the end of camp you are all great friends. The management team are all very helpful and guide you well when needed. Working for Barracudas has given me the extra experience I have needed to pursue my goal of becoming a teacher and has given me great confidence towards my current teacher training. I have also learned different sports and skills that I can use in the future. Barracudas is an incredible company to work for and I would highly recommend it to anyone who would like to pursue a career working with children.

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Nicola Nicola 2nd November 2016
Bedford

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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