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Vacancy: Infant After School Club: Play Worker

Please call 01635 253364 or email adminoffice@st-thomas.hants.sch.uk for an application form.


Job Purpose:

The role of the Play Worker at the After School Club is to support the Leader in 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:

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Working Hours:

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

Qualifications and Experience:

No qualifications required

Level 2 Qualification in Childcare or Play work - Preferred

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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