Kool Kids

2 x Playworker Vacancy

 

We currently have the opportunity for 2 Part Time (25 hours p/week) playworkers to join our team on a permanent basis to work in our busy Out of School club.

The successful candidates will be required to work 7.15am – 9am and 2:45pm to 6pm Monday to Friday.  Additional hours are offered during school holidays.

 

The successful candidates must have experience of or be able to demonstrate:

 

  • A good understanding of the playwork/EYFS
  • Involvement in the planning of out of school club activities
  • Lead and or support safe creative and appropriate play opportunities for a range of different age groups
  • Willingness to undertake training opportunities
  • Care for the everyday needs of children and help to ensure a safe and secure setting

 

Experience

We are looking for a committed, self-motivated person who enjoys providing high quality childcare to children.  You must be a highly motivated and enthusiastic person who can work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.

 

A Level 3 Qualification in playwork/childcare/early years is an advantage but not essential.

 

Staff Benefits

  • 10 days paid sick leave
  • 3 days closure days between Christmas and New Year
  • Additional leave awarded for length of service
  • Free Childcare for employees with children attending the host school (discount applies to contracted days only).
  • Employer contributions into a pension fund
  • Free onsite parking
  • Yearly Flu Vaccination Voucher
  • Financial support with training qualifications
  • Access to training FOC including First Aid, Food Safety, Moving and Lifting, Safeguarding, plus many other sessions based around children’s care, learning and development
  • Subscription to Sovereign Health and an employee assistance programme offering discounted medical treatment and including a confidential employee helpline
  • Provision of a paid staff uniform

 

Salary

The starting salary is £7.49 – £10.42 (age dependant) increasing for qualified staff.

 

To apply please request an application pack from the manager Lauren Peirse by emailing koolkids@yorkchildcare.co.uk

 

JOB VACANCY

OUT OF SCHOOL CLUB MANAGER Maternity Cover

 

Kool Kids OOSC

c/o Clifton with Rawcliffe Primary School

Eastholme Drive

York

YO30 5TA

 

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic, positive, and well organised Manager to join the team to cover maternity leave to support and deliver quality childcare at Kool Kids Out of School Club.  The role will involve leading the development of high-quality learning, maintaining a safe and secure environment, and maintaining organised records for the day to day running of the breakfast and out of school club.

 

You will be employed by the Trustees of Kool Kids Out of School club and will be supported by the Out of School Club Support Service Manager.

 

The successful applicant will be required to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of planning and facilitating an outstanding play environment based upon Playwork Principles for children aged from 3 to 11 years alongside a sound knowledge of the EYFS.
  • Take a leading safeguarding role in the development of a high-quality safe and secure environment.
  • Be committed to providing excellent care for children.
  • Be a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and organised person who can work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Work well in a leadership capacity, leading the staff team – building positive relationships with children, parents/carers and colleagues.
  • To maintain a professional and positive partnership with Clifton with Rawcliffe Primary and work in a positive manner with all school staff.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • To ensure all policies and procedures are followed at all times by the staff team.
  • To ensure staff are aware and follow all risk assessments.
  • Support and encourage the staff team to put their ideas forward.
  • Provide a fully inclusive, stimulating, safe and caring environment to enable each child to reach their full potential.
  • To carry out regular supervisions for all staff.
  • To support the staff team to positively promote and manage children’s behaviour.
  • To complete staff rotas.
  • To organise and attend monthly staff meetings.
  • To attend monthly meetings with the OOSC Support Service Manager.
  • To attend training sessions provided by the OOSC Support Service.
  • Maintain daily children’s registers.
  • Take and maintain childcare bookings.
  • To liaise with the school regarding family issues, safeguarding and incidents when appropriate.
  • To report any incidents or complaints to the OOSC Support Service Manager and Trustees.
  • To liaise with the OOSC Finance Administrator with regards to invoices and accounts.
  • To liaise with other outside agencies.

 

 

Experience

 

  • At least 2 year’s managerial experience.
  • Must have knowledge of Early Years Foundation Stage and a minimum of Level 3.
  • Qualification in childcare / education / learning in the early years.

 

 

This is a full time post covering maternity leave: 37.5 hours per week all year round (25hrs operational/12.5hrs remote working dedicated to admin tasks).

 

The current salary is £14.50 per hour, pay review pending.  Start date to be discussed at interview.

 

Staff benefits package:

  • 10 paid sick days after 6 months service on a rolling 12-month programme.
  • 3 closure days between Christmas and New Year additional to annual leave entitlement.
  • Free childcare for staff employed by Kool Kids OOSC who have children attending the host school.
  • Opt-in pension scheme.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Annual flu jab voucher.
  • Additional leave for length of service, 1 additional day for 2/3/4 years of service.
  • Support with training and qualifications.
  • Sovereign Healthcare Scheme including support with costs for dental work and eye tests.

 

If you are looking to join a unique, forward thinking setting with plenty of scope for personal development this could be the setting for you.  For an application pack or an informal chat please contact Lauren Pierse telephone 07495 144433 or email: koolkids@koolkidsoosc.co.uk

 

Closing date for applications 31 January 2024.

Kool Kids OOSC VACANCY

Deputy Manager Maternity Cover

 

 

If you are looking to join a unique, forward thinking setting with plenty of scope for personal development this could be the setting for you.

 

We currently have the opportunity for an enthusiastic, positive, and well organised Deputy Manager to cover maternity leave and join the team to support and deliver quality childcare at Kool Kids. The role will involve the day to day running of the breakfast and out of school club and taking a lead role with the children in the under 8’s room. Supporting the manager in the development of high-quality learning, maintaining a safe and secure environment. You will be employed by the Trustees of Kool Kids.

 

The successful applicant will be required to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of planning and facilitating an outstanding play environment based upon Playwork Principles for children aged from 3 to 11 years alongside a sound knowledge of the EYFS.
  • Taking a supporting role in the development of high-quality safe and secure environment
  • Be committed to providing excellent care for children.
  • Be a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and organised person who can work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Work well in a leadership capacity in the absence of the manager, leading the staff team – building positive relationships with children, parents, and colleagues
  • To maintain a professional and positive partnership with Poppleton Rd Primary School and work in a positive manner with all school staff.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • To ensure all policies and procedures are followed by the staff team at all times.
  • To ensure staff are aware and follow all risk assessments.
  • To ensure that all staff follow the activity plans.
  • Support and encourage the staff team to put their ideas forward.
  • Provide a fully inclusive, stimulating, safe and caring environment to enable each child to reach their full potential.
  • To support the manager with staff supervisions.
  • To support the staff team to positively promote and manage children’s behaviour.
  • To complete staff rotas, sign in sheets, maintain leave and sickness records and complete monthly timesheets for payroll.
  • To attend monthly staff meetings.
  • To attend monthly meetings with the Trustees.

 

 

 

  • To attend training sessions.
  • Prepare daily children’s registers.
  • Take and maintain permanent and casual childcare bookings.
  • To liaise with the school regarding family issues, safeguarding and incidents when appropriate.
  • To liaise with the OOSC Finance Administrator with regards to debts, invoices, and accounts.
  • To liaise with other outside agencies where appropriate.

 

Experience

 

  • Experience in the role is an advantage but not essential. A full induction and training will be given upon appointment.
  • Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • A Qualification in childcare / education / learning in the early years is desirable.

 

Staff Benefits

  • 10 paid sick days after 6 months service on a rolling 12-month programme.
  • 3 closure days between Christmas and New Year additional to annual leave entitlement.
  • Free childcare for staff employed by Kool Kids OOSC who have children attending the host school.
  • Opt in pension scheme.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Yearly Flu Jab Voucher.
  • Additional leave for length of service, 1 additional day for 2/3/4 years of service.
  • Support with training and qualifications.

 

 

This is a deputy manager post: 37.5 hours per week all year round.

 

The salary is currently £13.00 per hour pay review pending.

 

To apply please request an application pack from the manager Lauren Peirse by emailing koolkids@koolkidsoosc.co.uk

 

 

The deadline for receiving completed applications is 31/01/2024.