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Job of the Week . . .

Still looking for season work? Just because the snow is falling and some chalet companies are in the middle or training, don't think it is too late to jump on a plane and find your dream job.

Silver Swan still have plenty of vacancies for the right candidates.  . . .

This week's job of the week is: Head of Childcare in Sainte Foy. 



What an incredible opportunity right? Head up a team on nannies whilst being entwined in a winter wonderland.

First things first, what experience do you need to have? The ideal candidate should have previous experience in childcare and staff management, you will be responsible for the day to day running of the crèche and the management of x4 other nannies. You will also need to have a CRB certificate and be trained in First Aid.

Working as part of a team is a key attribute to this role.

Role responsibilities:

-  Deliver professional childcare services to all booked guests

-  Ensure children’s developmental, physical and emotional needs are met through age and stage appropriate play and activities, according to the weather giving the children an appropriate balance of indoor and outdoor activities

 -  With the Staff Chef provide adequate nutritional meals, drinks and snacks for the children in your care, with consideration to special dietary requirements

 -  Ensure the crèche is opened and closed at the agreed times as instructed by the Resort Manager

Direct Guest Services Performed:

-  Co-ordinated by the Chalet Managers, take part in the pre-holiday telephone call to the guests one week prior to their visit

  -  Read through guest childcare forms and ensure that any outstanding queries with regard to care arrangements are raised so you are able and informed to carry out your childcare duties.


-  Attend Guest Briefing Sessions, as required, on the guests’ first night of stay to discuss their stated childcare arrangement requirements and clarify any queries with regard to the care and dietary requirements

What would your typical day be?

 -  Provide childcare between hours agreed with guest parents, but usually between 8:00am and 6:00pm


 Deliver and collect children from ski lessons at the appropriate times, as required by the parents

-  For younger children on the nursery slopes or other accessible areas, discreetly monitor the children during initial ski lessons to ensure their welfare and enjoyment

 -  Deliver and collect children from agreed meeting points in the resort, as required by the parents

-  Co-ordinated with the Staff Chef, provide lunch (at 12:30)

 -  Hand over children to parents between 5:00pm and 5:30pm during afternoon tea

-  According to rota, supervise an early evening DVD session from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

-  Co-ordinate and take part in a weekly afternoon event for children, such as sledging races

-  When possible, take photographs of children in care to be distributed to parents with certificates on the final evening of their holiday

 -  Co-ordinate and provide evening babysitting as agreed with parents at the agreed hourly rate ensuring you have planned and discussed evening activities and bedtimes

 -  Adapt to other childcare requests as appropriate


SO do you have what it takes to be head of childcare? Are you motivated and enthusiastic? Looking for a new challenge or change of scenery this winter? For more information on this role click here or e mail

If this role isn't for you but you are interested in seasonal work then check out our other vacancies here

Looking for staff? Click here for more information on how Silver Swan can help you. 

Written by Silver Swan Blogger Holly McQueen @ 

SilverSwan · 1548 days ago
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