EARLY YEARS LEADER – SUMMERS

Job Title: 

Early Years Leader

Location:  

European Beach Resorts

Department: 

Neilson Summer

Dates: 

April – November

Reports to: 

Children’s Club Supervisor/Manager

Salary: 

Up to £630 PCM based on experience + accommodation* + great overall package

Job Role Summary:

Working for Neilson Active holidays is more than a job; it’s a lifestyle. Spend the summer season based in one of our beautiful beach club resorts, where it’s all about sharing your passion for the activities you love. You’ll be working hard, but the work is fun, and there’s always plenty of time to play!

Straight off the bat, to be a Neilson Early Years Leader, you’ll need either a BA (Honours) in Early Childcare or NVQ Level 3 Childcare qualification. 

There’s no doubt that this is a full-on role and you’ll need tonnes of energy, but if you’re up for it, you’ll enjoy an incredible summer in the sunshine  ensuring that all of our younger guests have the best holiday ever!

Ideally, we’re looking for full season staff (usually from April through to November). We’ll consider candidates with shorter dates of availability, but operationally those with a combination of the best dates and qualifications will always take preference.

Although you’ll always be working with the main team, you’ll primarily take care of the infant guests in resort, giving their weary parents some well-deserved holiday chill time!

You’ll be involved in organising and supervising a stimulating, safe, fun and varied timetable of activities, both inside and out. In addition to this, you’ll also cover the babysitting service offered by Neilson on certain nights of the week.

Neilson offer the following different clubs:

  • Starfish crèche (4-23 months)
  • Sea Urchins (two and three years old)
  • Sea Badgers (four and five years old)
  • Surfbusters (six and seven years old)
  • Sharksters (eight and nine years old)
  • Stingrays (10 and 11 years old)
  • Surf Squad (12 and 13 years old)
  • Wave Riders (14 and 15 years old)
  • TAG (16 and 17 years old)

Although your skill-set is essential, with Neilson Active Holidays, it’s also about personality. We’re always looking for friendly, energetic and approachable individuals to join our brilliant team.

People who can build rapport with ease and provide our guests with confidence in the fact that every element of their holiday is delivered by people who care.

 

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • To be professional in your appearance and maintaining a positive attitude and an excellent standard of customer service at all times
  • Create and deliver a daytime/evening activity programme for babies and children aged from 4months – 17yrs
  • Ensure that all activities are fun, engaging, and age-appropriate for each of the individual children’s clubs making the best use of the environment and equipment available
  • Make sure that Health and Safety requirements are always considered
  • Meet with parents daily and encourage open communication to discuss the individual needs of each child
  • Organise appropriate snacks and meals for the children & teenagers
  • Keep the crèche, clubrooms, equipment, and toys clean, well maintained, and sterilised where applicable
  • Take personal responsibility for the security of Neilson equipment and the satisfactory appearance of Neilson sites
  • Work as part of a team to set up and pack up the children’s club programme daily and practically help prepare the resort for the start and end of the season
  • Help organise and host social events, deliver briefings and generally interact with guests at all times
  • Be prepared to move between different resorts according to the operational needs of the business and to fulfil your contractual end date
  • To be flexible working with other age groups in low season
  • Be flexible in your job role and willing to assist in all other duties, within reason, as requested by your manager

Qualifications and Experience required:

  • BA (Honours) in Early Childcare or NVQ Level 3 Childcare qualification
  • First Aid certificate that is valid for the duration of your contract – This should be a minimum 6-hour practical course providing a certificate that is valid in the workplace (A Paediatric First Aid course would be preferable. However, this is not essential)
  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent
  • Experience of working with babies and children
  • Previous customer service experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required:

  • Ability to deliver fun, engaging, safe and valuable children’s club programmes
  • Knowledge of emergency First Aid procedures
  • Ability to effectively communicate with guests of all ages, management and other staff
  • Ability to work well within a team and maintain effective working relationships
  • Able to work well under your initiative and to follow verbal and written instructions
  • The ability to confidently hold a conversation in English 

Personal Qualities:

  • Approachable, welcoming, friendly, and enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Punctual
  • Clean and tidy appearance

* For clarity, staff accommodation is either included in the package or deducted as part of the salary. This arrangement is resort specific. No employee will incur any loss of earnings due to the fact that the wage for each role is balanced across the entire programme.                            

Find out more about working for Neilson

If you love working with kids, this is the best possible childcare job you could ask for!

I spend all day covered in paint, the people around me are brilliant, and I don’t stop laughing all day long!

Neilson Recruitment