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Early Years Instructor - Ultimate Holiday Camps - Prestfelde Prep School, Shrewsbury

Ultimate Activity
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
£81.94 - £113.30 Inclusive of Holiday Pay
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

Job Details

Early Years Instructor - Ultimate Holiday Camps - Prestfelde Prep School, Shrewsbury

Job Type: Full Time / Part Time

Salary: £81.94 - £113.30 (Inclusive of Holiday Pay, based on an 8.5 hour day) Pay is calculated on age, experience and qualifications.

Making school holidays extraordinary

The Details

  • Title: Early Years Instructor
  • Reporting to: Camp Manager
  • Contract: Seasonal work in school holidays.
  • Hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm weekdays. Full season or part season roles available and additional hours available for staff that hold a paediatric first aid qualification (usually 8am – 6pm).

Summary of Position

The role of the Early Years Instructor is to ensure the welfare and safety of the children on camp, and to deliver outstanding, structured sports, art and play activities to the Early Years children – our Ultimate Activity Juniors. The activities offered at Ultimate Activity Camps follow the EYFS requirements for learning and development, with the emphasis being on participation and quality.

With support and direction from the Early Years Leader, you will have a pastoral role, being a key contact for the 4 and 5 year olds on camp, taking a lead in maintaining their welfare and providing high quality care.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and deliver activities for the Ultimate Activity Juniors, normally aged 4-5, focusing on participation, development, and enjoyment.
  • Continuously promote welfare and ensure all policies and procedures on camp are adhered to by yourself and the children in your care.
  • Help to set up the Ultimate Activity Juniors provision by attending a Camp Induction Day.
  • Take a pastoral role as a group leader, welcoming new children into your group and liaising with the EY Leader and/or parents as necessary.
  • Supervise and engage with the children outside of activity times.
  • Recognise that you may work with children from differing backgrounds and stages of development, therefore you must adapt the activities to meet the individual needs of the children in your group.
  • Live up to the Ultimate Activity Camp promise of ‘Inspiring Children Every Day’ and behave in a manner that reflects the expectations of the company throughout your employment.
  • Other ad-hoc duties (e.g., cleaning, equipment maintenance etc).

Bring your enthusiasm. Thrive off theirs.

Essential Requirements

  • Enthusiastic, energetic individual, passionate about working with, and developing children through play and activity.
  • Previous experience working with children aged 4-5 in in a sport, art or education setting.
  • Confident instructor, able to adjust delivery and structure according to age and ability.
  • Good organisational and communication skills.
  • Flexible, team player, able to adapt to dynamic situations and challenges on camp.
  • Someone looking for a challenging but hugely rewarding and fun job in the holidays, looking to further their career in the childcare industry.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience working with Early Years aged children, delivering the EYFS
  • Qualified to Level 2 in childcare or Early Years or working towards a degree level qualification in a related subject.
  • Hold a Paediatric First Aid (12 hour or 6 hour) or First Aid at Work qualification.


  • Paid pre-camp training programme to prepare you to be an Ultimate staff member.
  • Competitive pay and opportunities for progression
  • Subsidised First Aid qualifications and CPD opportunities.
  • Each day is filled with rewarding work in an enthusiastic environment.
  • Refer a Friend scheme

The Ultimate Activity Company is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject relevant check in line with Safer Recruitment guidelines, including, but not limited to, DBS Disclosure checks, identity checks, internet search, employment history and reference checks, and international criminal record checks where required.


The name says it all! We pride ourselves on being the best provider of activity camps in the UK. But here are a few reasons why...

• Best provider of activity-based holiday childcare for 4 to 14 year olds

• High Pay Rates we pay our staff the highest rates in the industry!

• Work in a fun and rewarding environment There really is no better holiday job!

• Work in the UKs best schools Immerse yourself in schools with the UK's best facilities and grounds

• Make friends for life with your team of fun and enthusiastic colleagues

• And so much more!

Company info
Ultimate Activity
Compass House
1 Farmoor Court

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