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Childcare Deputy Leader - Beckenham, London

Mytime Active
Beckenham, London
£24,500 p.a. (pro rata)
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

Childcare Deputy Leader - Beckenham, London 

Position: Childcare Deputy Leader Afterschool Club @ Alexandra Infant/Junior School



**Days: **Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - Term Time Only (38 weeks per year)

Hours:  26.25hrs per week/5.25 hours per day (breakfast club 07:00-09:00 & afterschool club 14:45-18:00)

Salary: 24,856 p.a. (pro rata), Plus Benefits

Closing Date: 25th June 2024

Mytime Active is looking for fun, enthusiastic, energetic leader to join our afterschool club teams. Whether your talent be physical activities, sports, arts and crafts we want you! If you wish to join a structured social enterprise that makes a difference to children's lives then we have the opportunity for you.

In this role you will use your skills and experience to provide a caring, safe and secure environment for children to learn and develop through a variety of play opportunities. You will also deputise for the Childcare Leader in their absence, the role of Deputy will see you make sure the day-to-day operational efficiency of the team is of the highest quality and fully compliant with the relevant rules and regulations. You will also take on specific responsibilities relating the specialist age group you are working with, and have knowledge of child development, OFSTED and Safeguarding. Qualified in childcare to at least Level 2 standard or equivalent, you will already have experience of working in an environment where children learn play and enjoy leisure activities.

These role is part time, but if you're looking to increase your hours we have a wide variety of roles around the business outside of your club hours, Including: soft play, day camps, swim and more!

What skills we are looking for:

  • A willingness to learn and develop;
  • Demonstrate a passion for providing children with positive experiences;
  • Professional attitude and desire to deliver an excellent childcare service;
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to appropriately promote the positive behaviour of children where necessary;
  • Energetic and enthusiastic;
  • A can-do attitude and a real focus on customer service;
  • Flexibility is essential to meet the needs of the business, you will be required from 7am-9am and from 2:45pm - 6pm (term time only)

Your Main duties:

  • To be the Designated Safeguarding Officer and ensure suitable child protection training is sourced and delivered to staff. This includes ensuring there is always a suitably trained safeguarding officer on site at all times throughout service delivery
  • Accountable for all children and employees within the setting, ensuring that agreed child: staff ratios are always met. This includes facilitating support from additional sites or casual staff in the event of employee absences
  • Effectively communicating with key people involved in the delivery of the service and the children's well being, this includes parents, teachers, head teacher, Ofsted, SENCO, LADO etc.
  • Undertake appropriate training and adhere to company policy and procedures, assisting with the updating and developing of relevant policies and procedures
  • To ensure all children have a designated key worker and a personal file
  • Ensure the children receive a choice of healthy refreshments whilst maintaining hygiene, health and safety standards at all times. This includes sourcing relevant training
  • Accountable for all administration tasks required including record keeping, including staff and child records, data logs, ordering and purchasing
  • Administering first aid when necessary and being responsible for ensuring all records of accidents and incidents are correctly logged, stored and monitored.

Required Qualifications

  • Level 2 or 3 childcare/play work relevant Qualification

 Desirable Qualifications:

  • Food Hygiene certificate
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Safeguarding Children


In return you get to work for a great company with like-minded people with a competitive salary and benefits package including:

* Free access to Mytime Leisure & Golf for you and one other.

* 29 days annual leave (including bank holidays). Additional leave with length of service.

* Holiday purchase scheme.

* 25% off food and beverage and free hot drinks.

* NEST pension.

* Early Pay- withdraw a part of your salary in advance of the pay day.

* New Employee Referral Bonus

* Access to 300 plus accredited courses for personal development

* Exceptional achievement award scheme.

* Employee Benefits Platform & salary sacrifice schemes.

* Health and Wellbeing Benefits including Health Assessments and checks.

About us:

We are an independent social enterprise on a mission to improve wellbeing through our range of accessible services. These include golf, swimming, gyms, bowling, social and health programmes at 20 locations across Bromley, the Midlands and Hampshire. We reinvest our profits into the long-term wellbeing of our local communities, and to date we've helped hundreds of thousands of people to live a happier and healthier lifestyle.

*All offers of employment are conditional upon you signing the contract of employment and:

* Satisfactory health clearance;

* Two satisfactory references;

* Proof of attainment of qualifications;

* Evidence of your right to work in the United Kingdom; and

** Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if needed for the role*

Mytime Active applies its Equal Opportunities Policy at all stages of recruitment and selection.

Mytime Active reserve the right to remove the advert for this role as required.


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