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Vacancy: Infant After School Club Play Leader

Please call 01635 253364 or email for an application form.

Job Purpose:

The role of the Room Leader of the After School Club is to lead the day to day organisation of the After School Club by providing high standards of care and play opportunities for children between the ages of 4-7 years old in a safe and secure environment.

What you have to achieve:

  • High standards of care and play opportunities.

  • Positive working relationships with staff members, outside professionals, parents and carers.

  • Happy, supported and engaged children.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To lead the day to day organisation of the After School Club

  • Create a safe, welcoming and friendly environment delivering high quality creative play opportunities embracing each child's individual needs, unique qualities and personalities.

  • Liaise with the school with regard to the needs of the children who attend the After School Club.

  • Liaise with parents to encourage parental involvement and support through the development of effective working relationships, providing professional and relevant feedback to parents/carers about their child.

  • Provide care, play opportunities and activities in a homely and nurturing environment, with regard to the individual development needs of the children and age ranges of children.

  • Fully support inclusive practice and ensure that all children can be involved in the activities offered if they wish.

  • Consult and liaise with the children and involve them in the planning of activities.

  • Ensure appropriate planning is in place to maintain the required standards, ensuring that the relevant equipment and resources are available, consulting with the Management Team when necessary.

  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of the service.

  • Supervise the children throughout the session ensuring that ratios are adhered to at all times.

  • Be an effective role-model for children and practitioners at all times.

  • Ensure that children are kept safe and that staff members understand and follow Safeguarding Procedures.

  • Support all children by promoting positive strategies for unwanted behaviour

  • To ensure the After School Club offers a high quality, inclusive environment which meets the needs of all children, regardless of social, culture, religion or beliefs.

  • Develop and maintain highly professional working relationships with relevant outside agencies and regulatory bodies for support and guidance, including OFSTED.

  • Ensure that food provision is carried out within the guidelines of the food safety act 1990, and is balanced and healthy in accordance with dietary requirements.

  • Attend a committee meeting each half term.

  • Work with the Management Team to communicate and agree invoicing requirements, to be processed by the Management Team

Working Hours:

15 hours a week (Monday-Friday, 3.00-6.00pm) term time only (39 weeks a year).

Qualifications and Experience:

Level 3 Qualification in Childcare or Play work - Essential

Experience of working with 4-7 year olds in a play environment – Essential

Safer Recruitment

The Schools of Woolton Hill are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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