Kids Club Manager - Lake District

The Lake

On the shores of Ullswater – the second largest lake in England – Another Place, The Lake is a 40-bedroom hotel set in 18 acres of Lake District National Park. By the time the hotel opens in August, its original Georgian building will be complemented by bright, modern spaces. Shared areas will include the Library, the Living Space, Kids’ Club and Swim Club (our take on a spa, including a 20-metre indoor pool). The restaurant, which will draw on our vegetable patch and herb garden, will serve creative, hearty food inspired by the region. Guests will be able to discover their surroundings through open-water swimming, sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, cycling and walking.


The role

Reporting to the General Manager and the Another Place Operations Manager, the primary responsibility of the Kids Manager will be the operational management of the hotel’s childcare provision. To do this effectively, the Kids Manager will oversee childcare delivery and setting management, team management, training, and compliance. A dynamic and varied role for an outgoing, highly personable individual, the Kids Manager will draw on proven experience as both a childcare practitioner and a leader in a childcare environment.


What you’ll do

  • Oversee a balanced programme of high quality, integrated and fully inclusive childcare provision that meets the standards of care as defined by Ofsted and Another Place
  • Take responsibility for the planning, delivery and evaluation of a variety of play experiences for children aged 6 months – 12 years
  • Promote good working relationships with parents/carers and other professionals
  • Host early supper, working with the kitchen team to ensure the offer is appropriate
  • Take responsibility for the recruitment of all practitioners, with the support of HR
  • Line manage, motivate and appraise staff, ensuring targets are set, delivered and regularly reviewed
  • Take responsibility for ensuring all payroll and overheads budgets are met
  • Take responsibility for your own professional development, keeping your skills and knowledge in step with current research and thinking
  • Undertake paediatric first aid, fire and food hygiene (level 2) training as required
  • Act as the primary contact for Ofsted, ensuring all records and reporting are maintained and that the team is confident in dealing with an Ofsted inspection
  • Write, develop and implement policies and procedures for the setting while ensuring child protection, national and local policies, procedures and relevant legislation are adhered to
  • Ensure the security and safety of children by carrying out risk assessments and undertaking timely reporting of any incidents, advising Oftsed if required


What you offer

  • A recognised and relevant level 4 qualification or above in early years and childcare
  • A minimum of three years’ experience of managing an Ofsted registered childcare setting within the EYFS framework
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the EYFS and the welfare requirements
  • Experience of working with safeguarding procedures as defined by Ofsted and local authorities
  • Experience of developing policies and procedures to promote inclusive practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of effective leadership and the ability to create efficient management systems
  • Proven experience of understanding the importance of confidentiality and the ability to deal sensitively with difficult situations
  • A valid paediatric first aid certificate
  • An enhanced DBS disclosure
  • Experience of working with children from 8 – 12 years
  • Experience of delivering childcare within a hospitality environment or after school/holiday club
  • A level 2 or above qualification in food hygiene and health and safety


Your key skills

  • The ability to communicate confidently both verbally and in writing
  • The ability to work independently and to manage your own time efficiently
  • The ability to manage a team
  • A warm and caring personality – friendly and approachable for families
  • Creative vision

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