We are currently recruiting for Playworkers

Job Title: Playworker Location: ME5

Salary: Dep on age, experience and qualifications

Job Type: Part-Time – 16 1/4 hours basic per week term-time

Monday – Friday 2.45pm – 6pm (with potential for extra hours working breakfast/holiday clubs)

**Please only apply if you can work these hours!**


Job summary: Assist with day-to-day activities of the club and to provide quality play/care within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

Working relationships: Children attending the club and their parents/carers, Management and staff, including students and volunteers, Childcare and play organisations, schools, registering authorities and funding bodies.

Main duties include:

* Assist with planning, preparing, and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment

* Providing comprehensive care for the children including collecting them from classes and delivering them safely to parents or carers

* Setting up and clearing away tables, as well as play equipment before and after sessions

* Providing refreshments/snacks and ensuring that hygiene, health, and safety standards are met

* Administering first aid when necessary (depending on training – which may be provided)

* Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities

* Helping with club administration, where necessary (signing children in/out etc.)

* Encouraging parental involvement in the club

* Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, schools and childcare and play related agencies

* Undertaking appropriate and relevant training, continuing professional development offered by Stay & Play

* Keeping the work environment healthy, safe, and secure

* Taking responsibility for own Health & Safety and minimising own risks

* Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures

Person specification – Essential qualities 

* Ability to provide and facilitate safe and creative play

* Good communication skills

* Ability to work on own initiative

* Able to work as part of a team

* Sound judgement and common sense

* Willingness to work hard

Desirable qualities

* Experience of working with 4 to 11 year olds

* Experience of working within a play-based setting

* Understanding the varied needs of children and their families

* Understanding the issues of equal opportunities

* Experience of administration

* Competent in using IT to support play and club administration

* Relevant play work qualification or willingness to work towards this

* Appropriate child protection training

* Current Paediatric First Aid Certificate

* Food Hygiene Certificate

* Portable DBS Certificate

All posts are covered by the childcare act 2006 and are subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and reference checks.

Application Form

If you are interested in applying for a position, please click the link below for the Application Form!

You can then email your completed form to;


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Plus, Ofsted have graded us as ‘Good’!

“he enjoys it so much he is sad when I pick him up as he doesn’t want to leave!!! The owners are really helpful to in getting the days that are preferred. Definitely 5 stars for all involved! Thank you ?”

N. James

“As working parents it gives you the peace of mind that your kids are well looked after in a place they can have tons of fun. ❤️”

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