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Playworker, Worcester Park, Surrey

Club or setting:Early Birds & Fireflies
Location:Worcester Park, Surrey
Hours:5 hours per day, 3 days per week, term time only
Job title:Playworker
Salary: London Living Wage
Closing date:15 February 2019


The Role

If you have a happy disposition and bags of energy - you are the one for us! We are looking for an experienced and caring Play Worker for our Before and After School care provision, that starts in September.

Minimum Level 2 - Early Years and Childcare Qualification

We pride ourselves as a very positive and open school, where staff enjoy providing a fantastic educational experience for all the children in their care and where excellent communication with parents and carers is highly valued.

Under the supervision of the Manager, the Deputy Manager will assist in organising the provision, deliver and support some of the children’s sessions and ensure the provision is of the highest quality. You must therefore have good communication skills, ability to work as a team member, as well as demonstrating leadership skills.

  • Cheam Common Infants’ Academy can offer you:
  • A Leadership team that supports and ensures wellbeing
  • A school of motivated, friendly and well behaved children.
  •  A professional and highly skilled support staff
  • A supportive, involved and committed Governing Body
  • The inspiration and resources to help us achieve our children’s full potential
  •  Parents willing to support the progress and development of their children

Working hours: 25 hours per week

The post holder would run the Before and After-School care provision from:

7.30 a.m. – 9.00 a.m. (Children attending from 7.30am to 8.45am) – (1.5 hours)

2.45 p.m. – 6.15 p.m. (Children attending from 3.10 – 6.00pm) – (3.5 hours)

Key Requirements:

We are looking for a candidate who:

  • Can create an exciting, stimulating, and safe environment for pupils attending the club
  • Can work with our team to ensure the best provision for pupils
  • Can initiate and encourage age and stage appropriate  play opportunities for children
  • Can relate well and communicate effectively at all levels with other staff members, parents and pupils
  • Have a play work qualification NVQ Level 2 or above - this is highly desirable
  • Have some experience of working with children in a ‘play-work’ environment
  • First aid and food hygiene qualifications would be desirable, but training can be provided

Additional Information & How to Apply

Cheam Common Infants’ Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Application forms are available from: www.cheamcommoninfants.com or the school office. Please email your completed application form to cciwac@leoacademytrust.co.uk

Applications are encouraged from exciting people.

•           If you would like to come and discuss our new provision please contact the school office

Interviews will take place in the w/b Monday 25th February 2019

The successful applicant will be required to have a clean enhanced disclosure certificate. Our school aims to be a place where all children feel safe and secure, which enables them to undertake challenge and develop resilience.

We consider effective safeguarding to be our highest priority.

Date posted: 5 February 2019