We are looking for more superstars!
"As an autoentrepreneur, I really appreciate the team spirit at KidooLand. During the lockdown in March 2020, that community spirit really came to the fore, not only in the professional sense with teachers helping each other out as we switched to online teaching in a matter of days, but outside of work we also made sure everyone was feeling OK through it all. We even started a Zoom KidooQuizNight tradition, which was often the highlight of our week!!"
Emma, Communications Manager at KidooLand since January 2018
A word from our Director Antonia Beauvoisin Brown
" I've been managing the company since I set it up 14 years ago along raising my children who are now teenagers. I feel it's really in the last 5 years as my children got older that I was really able to put workable repeatable processes into place, open up the new locations and bring on new team members and so now I think it is truly in it's best shape despite the pandemic.
Working in education, we have certainly been put through our paces during the pandemic but what the last 12 months have shown me is how resilient we are, how working as a team has given us all the necessary support , drive and laughter (and yes a few tears) to get through it.
My personal focus has been my team, their wellness and safety.
In return they are all committed to the safety and happiness of our clients. it's an exchange that works well. "
The successful candidates therefore will be coming into a fast moving but supportive environment where we encourage everyone to think like a leader, where everyone's contribution is valued, where you can be part of something that is having a genuine impact daily on other people's lives.
We welcome applications from all backgrounds and hope that the successful candidate will see that KidooLand is and wants to be a diverse place to hang out that is nurturing and supportive.
We are a team of about 20 teachers and support staff, who are all passionate about helping children (and adults) to be the best versions of themselves and teaching them to be confident, kind and curious individuals. We also love helping the children in our care develop their English skills as we know how much benefit being bilingual will be to them in their future lives.
Do these sentiments resonate with you?? Could you be the next KidooStar?
Exec PA to the Director & Project work.
We are recruiting at KidooLand a Part Time Executive PA ..
If you know someone who might be interested in 5 hours per week PA work + project work ... to start please pass them on this job description
It will need to be someone that can work remotely but also is a driveable disance to the KidooLands and someone who is not already in our CEO's own direct personal or professional network .. eg a friendly stranger
closing date 10th April
JOB DESCRIPTION - SCHOOL HOLIDAY ENGLISH TEACHER
(Children aged 4 – 10 years & possibly 11-16 years):
APRIL HOLIDAYS (Last week of April / First week of May)
SUMMER HOLIDAYS (JULY and AUGST (except 7-22 August)
We have lots of online support and resources for the right person.
The right person for us is a team player, who listens and reacts, who can think like a Leader , who wants their classroom to be a positive and interactive learning space.
Here's what you should be able to do:
- Plan & run creative and interactive English lessons using a variety of different activities (arts & crafts, music, cookery, science, history & geography workshops) and homework. You do not need to be an expert but you do need to be comfortable running sessions like this.
- Think - how do my children learn ? Make sure your lesson plans support all learning styles. We are not about the teacher gets up there and lectures .. we are about reading the room and making sure we tailor to the needs of the group.
- Communicate with parents . The children often say "I just played" we want parents to undersand all the thought and planning you put in before hand and the linguistic pathway the children are on.
- Be passionate about positive education. We are looking for someone who actually enjoys education even in their down time. Someone who goes around in their day to day and instinctively is thinking oh wow that cardboard box could be perfect in my next art project or sees a programme on Netflix and thinks this would be a great clip to show as an example in my science project. Basically you will fit in if education is in your DNA.
- Want to be part of a supportive team . .We have a vibrant WhatsApp group for the team where we share top tips, new language teaching methods and just have a little bit of fun and also share resources in our Team Facebook group and Trello board.
- great teachers are also punctuel, organised, considered, calm in a crisis and keep a tidy classroom consistent with health and safety standards.
- The ability to teach in the classroom and online is essential but we can provide training here.
With mutual agreement this role could easily continue in September 2021 during the week on Wednesdays , Sautrudays and in the subsequent holidays.
- You will have to be able to show us in the first instance that you are going to fit right in.
You can do this with a covering letter and CV. We find a video is the best way to tell us all about you and bring your application to life. The best way is to do a short less than 5 minute vid and send it via wetransfer.com
- Previous experience as a teacher is essential along with qualifications such as TEFL and CAP Petite Enfance or equivalent.
- Native level of English essential.
Bilingual English – French ideal but not essential in order to be able to communicate easily with parents.
Location: Split between KidooLand Vallauris and KidooLand Villeneuve-Loubet so you need your own transport.
Hours: 15-35 hours per week in the holidays. Organised and agreed with you.
Salary: If you need a CDD then beginners to the English through fun activities method will start teachers off on 15 euros/hour net to you. if you are an Auto Entrepreneur then the hourly rate starts higher. We will set expectations with you so you know how you can rise through the ranks.
Experience will have a big impact on the starting rate.
Starts: End April
Application deadline 7th April 2021 for April holidays.
See below on how to apply.
JOB DESCRIPTION - SATURDAY MORNING ASSISTANT
We have 2 roles open on Saturday mornings one in Vallauris and one in Villeneuve Loubet.
A great way onto our teaching staff is starting as an assistant.
Hours : Essentially this role is to be onhand to help the teaching staff in our centres from
Day: 10-12h on Saturdays outside of the school holidays.
Requirements: You must have excellent English, experience with working with children.
Contract & pay: This will be on a direct contract with us at a rate of 10 eur net to you / hour.
Send a CV and Email to apply
Closing date 10th April 2021
JOB DESCRIPTION - Early Years Teacher (Playgroup, 2 - 5 years):
This role is open . We have a workaround within the team but ideally are looking for a more permanent solution moving forward.
Develop & implement a creative and interactive program, centred around the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) scheme, suitable for preschool children, using a variety of educational, play-based techniques.
- Observe, & where necessary, assist each child to help them improve their social competencies, develop their key EYFS skills and build self-esteem.
- Organise nap, snack and lunch breaks and supervise children to ensure they are always safe.
- Track children’s progress and report to colleagues and parents
- Communicate with parents regularly regarding the activities done in class each week (email & video communications).
- Maintain a clean and tidy classroom consistent with health and safety standards.
Closing date : open.
HOW TO APPLY?
A CV and covering letter is essential . Get that sent in ASAP specifying which role(s) you are applying for. SEND HERE
If you really want to show us the personality behind your CV .. send a short (less than 5 minute ) video using
Include a 1 minute bio on background, qualifications and how you got to become a teacher
The other 3-4 minutes are how you tell us why kids would love to be taught by you .. what methods do you use .. it's your moment to shine.
Please note we only share this video with the Leadership team. It remains completely confidential so please don't be shy :-)
Successful shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview via a zoom conference call initially.
We then invite you in to meet the team .. join in a session and see if you like what we see and whether we all feel it would be a good fit.
Hope to hear from you soon .
Antonia & her KidooTeam .
We are currently looking for native level English speaking superstars to start from this Spring 2021 & for the year 2021/2022:
Here are some of the opportunities we have for 2021
TEACHING ASSISTANTS: We are looking for small group teaching assistants, who can assist our regular teachers by working with small groups of students to help and supervise them with work and activities and ensure that they respect social distancing guidelines.
LANGUAGE TEACHERS for our holiday camps (stages vacances): we run holiday camps in October, February/March, April and every summer.
LANGUAGE TEACHERS: for our weekly classes on Wednesdays and/or Saturdays in term time.
SUPPLY TEACHERS: if you can't commit to regular classes, but still want to join our team, we love having some reliable supply teachers to call on in the event of sickness, team holidays etc... This would be agreed by arrangement as required, but we need to have done all the security checks and training in advance.
OCCASIONAL TEACHERS: We love new, fun and innovative activities here at KidooLand, so if you offer a unique activity that could be of interest to any of our students (children or adults) and would be interested in organising one or more pop up classes, please get in touch!
We are on the hunt for FUN, SUPERSTAR teachers, with a real passion for working with children, teaching them how to speak and communicate in English.
KidooLand teaches children in a positive and interactive way that doesn’t resemble the regular classroom. We welcome around 150 mainly French families each week to our busy premises in the South of France.
At KidooLand we believe that you can’t have happy customers without a passionate, motivated team and that we are stronger together!
The ideal candidate will enjoy working directly with the children and KidooTeam planning fun activities and executing them during the sessions.
This role will be perfect if you like thinking creatively and “outside of the box” when it comes to learning English.
Are you an avid singer? A creative crafter ? A dance or yoga teacher ? Love dressing up and role play ?
Do you love to laugh and smile ? Are you resourceful bringing new ideas and initiatives to planning?
Vallauris - 2 centres .. the Loft 180m2 and The Annexe 150m2 with free parking nearby in Leclerc.
Villeneuve Loubet - our new centre 100m2 in 'Village'
Valbonne - in a 4* Hotel near Sophia Antipolis for our pop up holiday camps
What You Will Do
Get creative; defining, developing and executing your FUN sessions (training given)
Plan activities such as : Singing, movement, lego, cooking , art, drama, party style games .. explaining the rules of the games, engaging the children in the activity, getting them to speak and communicate in English.
Work with the children to keep the centre clean and tidy
Proactively build trust with the team, children and parents.
Later on you will be able to input into the team to identify new themes / activities for the camps
Evaluate the children's progress as you run your sessions, identifying any issues.
Follow all our safety guidelines.
More About What We're Looking For
Native level .. we consider all applications and indeed over the years have enjoyed working with many people from many different places, backgrounds and cultures. For these roles your accent, intonation, grammar, fluency, range of vocab etc needs to be a native level i.e. a native would be hard pushed to realise English wasn't your first language. We have had team members who have this level i.e. who weren't raised in an anglo setting, so it is possible. We have other roles (e.g. teaching assistant positions) that are open to those that don't have such a fluent level.
Proven professional experience working with and teaching children,
Excellent native level English (see above), French a plus.
Ability to remain flexible, positive and fun while maintaining job performance (our team want to be able to count on you!)
Are imaginative and creative, with a great sense of humour with excellent communication skills
Teaching diplomas and TEFL CELTA are an advantage as they show you understand how to teach and what to teach however we have a lot of these diplomas in our team. We are also looking for creative, artistic, performer type profiles who can bring a fun , interactive element to our timetable. So don't let a diploma hold you back as we will provide on the job training and shadowing as part of our own unique method .
Holiday Camp Leader during the holidays : Mon - Friday 8h30-17h30 during the holidays eg February / April / Summer/ October holidays depending on your availability and our current needs but we also consider just mornings or just afternoons too.
Declared contract with us via Le contrat d'engagement éducatif (CEE) for the holiday clubs or Auto Entrepreneur
Salary: according to age and experience, diplomas, type of contract, the post you apply for and how many hours / weeks you commit to approx. 10-30 euros/hour depending on whether this is an assistant role or teacher. Fully qualified, experienced AEs in the holidays generally bill us 1000+eur for a full week's work.
For the physically present roles : You need to have the right to live and work in France now and after 31st December 2020 eg a European passport or for British a Titre de Sejour already in place. For the online teaching roles you would need to be able to bill us in France.
Headquarters Location: KidooLand 1890 Ch de Saint Bernard 06220 Vallauris- Sophia Antipolis, South of France
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a 5 minute video to us introducing yourself, your background and include details on why you are that rare unicorn!
In your covering email don’t forget to tell us when you are available from, whether you are/will consider being an AE, what transport you have if you are looking to work in the Alpes Maritimes, where you live and any constraints you might want us to consider.
Send this to EMAIL
Successful shortlist candidates will be invited to interview via a zoom conference call initially.
KidooLand's Recruitment Policy
KidooLand prides itself on being an equal opportunities employer and complies with relevant employment legislation in order to ensure that its recruitment process is fair, open and transparent. KidooLand welcomes applicants of all nationalities, religions, races, ages, sexual orientations, gender, disability, marital and family status. KidooLand’s primary concern is always finding the best individual for the job!
Please note that KidooLand is a provider of first-class English education so all candidates for teaching roles must have native level written and spoken English.
All applicants must already have in place the relevant visas, permits and permissions to live and work in France.
All the personal information received from applicants is dealt with in the strictest confidence. All CVs are reviewed and when a suitable position becomes available, we would then contact you for an interview.
Security is important to us. To move dossiers forward quickly, please ensure you bring the following documentation to your interview:
• Casier judicaire or CRB
• 2x professional references, one of which must be related to the world of children/childcare (that we can call).
• Photo ID (please bring both a photocopy and the original).
• Relevant professional certificates for the role being applied for (e.g. teaching, 1st aid etc. Photocopies are acceptable.).
• Titre de séjour/Visa for non-EU (including British) citizens (please bring both a photocopy and the original).
• Copy of Carte Vitale, mutuelle (health insurance) and ideally knowledge of your vaccination records and/or a vaccination certificate.
• Autoentrepreneurs should have proof of their SIRET number for the partnership agreement (eg. A copy of the most recent URSSAF attestation de vigilance).