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

Playworker, Cliffe , North Yorkshire

Club or setting:Young Discoverers Before and After School Club
Location:Cliffe, near Selby
Hours:4 hours per day, 5 days per week, term time only
Job title:Playworker
Salary:£7.20 - £8.20 per hour 
Closing date:14 November 2016


We have a fantastic opportunity for a Playworker to work in our new Before & After School Club, based at Cliffe Primary School.  Working with children aged between 4 and 11 years you will provide ideas for play and learning, support with homework where required, a key communication link between school and home, and ensure the safety of all children in your care.  The service compliments what happens during the school day, but offers a different atmosphere, and allows children to relax and enjoy their time after a busy day at school.  You must have a keen interest in understanding child development, learning and education, have a sense of humour, energy and fun.  

There will be opportunity to work additional hours as a Relief Nursery Practitioner/Playworker in addition at our Escrick Nursery on occasion.  Hours are 20 a week during term time only, and will be Breakfast Club (7.30-9.00am), and After School Club (3.30-6.00pm) Monday through to Friday each week.

We are seeking candidates with a genuine desire and passion to influence children’s learning, and can use their initiative to provide children with fun in their learning. You must be able to work as part of a team, and be flexible in your approach.   Communicating effectively with parents is also a key part of the role.  It is not a requirement to have a childcare qualification, however some experience with children either in a paid or voluntary role is desired.  Applications are also welcome from any individual with the genuine passion for a career in childcare, who has other relevant experience.  You must also be able to demonstrate an ability to relate to children and their needs, and understand the supportive nature of the role.    

Young Discoverers also offers childcare places at a discounted rate, mentor and training support for those undertaking further childcare qualifications, a company pension scheme, and 5.6 weeks (pro rata) paid holiday leave each year.  The role is expected to commence in January 2017.

For details of the role and requirements, and how to apply, visit the Young Discoverers website: youngdiscoverers.com

Date posted: 7 November 2016