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Qualified Playworker, Bishops Stortford

Club or setting:Stortford KidsOut
Location:Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Hours:5.5 hours per day, 5 days per week.
Job title:Qualified Playworker and/or Early Years
Salary:£11,797 - £13,025
Closing date:12 December 2015


We are looking for an experienced person with a qualification in either Playwork, Level 3 and/or a Level 3 qualification in Early Years. All Early Years trained staff would be required to complete a Playwork qualification.

Stortford KidsOut is a successful privately owned out of school facility situated in the grounds of a school in Bishops Stortford. We have been operating for 12 years. The club is well supported by the school and the parents.

We operate a breakfast club 7.30am – 9am and offer an after school club until 6.30pm Monday to Friday. Full time hours for staff are 27.5 hours a week. (7.30 – 9; 2.30 – 6.30) Monday to Friday. Staff are paid 52 weeks of the year. The salary above is based on 1430 hours p.a. for a qualified practitioner with 3 years experience in either early years or playwork or both.

This post has been created to assist us expand our Holiday Club from 7 weeks to 14 weeks per year, by operating a flexible rota of staff during the school holidays and full time work before and afterschool, whilst retaining 7 weeks paid leave for everyone.

The post of course is subject to the usual requirements of DBS checking, health declaration and references and of course is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. As a club we are subject to the Childcare Act 2006 and the Statutory Requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage – we are Registered with Ofsted to provide care under the Early Years and Childcare Registers.

If you aspire to having a great sense of humour, hidden talents to share, enjoy working with children aged 4 years to 12 years, keen to apply playwork principles in practice and are a good team player, then you are welcome to apply.

Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form available via email.
Contact Linda Davies at stortfordkidsout@aol.com

Date posted: 1 December 2015