Out of School Alliance - Help and Support for Out of School Clubs

Playworker, Walton on Thames

Club or setting:Acorns
Location:Walton on Thames, Surrey
Hours:3.5 hours per day, 5 days per week
Job title:Playworker
Salary:£8.50 per hour
Closing date:10 October 2018


You will have:

  • At least 2 years of experience working in a childcare setting and ideally a level 2 or above qualification in childcare or playwork.
  • The ability to plan and organise: activities, rotas and staff.
  • Have excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English.
  • Be able to work on your own initiative.
  • Assistance with snack time and ensuring that hygiene and health and safety standards are met.
  • Be willing to undertake further training as required.
  • Be prepared to work every weekday afternoon 3pm to 6.30pm term time, and during the day in holiday clubs and Walton Oak School inset days.
  • The ability to be adaptable, to manage change and make good decisions.
  • To be creative and innovative and to work well in a team.
  • Administering first aid as necessary.

It would be preferable if you already have a valid 12 hour paediatric first aid certificate, and have experience of regular safeguarding training, however all training will be provided if necessary. A food hygiene certificate would be advantageous.

Acorns is a quality out of school setting serving the children of Walton on Thames and the surrounding area.  We were last inspected by Ofsted in 2016 and were delighted to receive ‘Outstanding’.  We are based in a building separate to the school, and have the use of the outside school areas such as the fields, trim trails, pond and nature area. We have 3 Forest School leaders and have regular sessions. Recently we revamped our outdoor play area with a canopy, all weather turf and new play equipment. We have a great team of committed playworkers and are now looking to extend our team to provide additional staff to support the popularity of the club.

Contact: acorns@oak.surrey.sch.uk

Date posted: 1 October 2018