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Playworker, Mid and West Kent

Club or setting:Harlequin Out of School Clubs
Location:Mid and West Kent
Hours:up to 8 hours per day, up to 5 days per week
Job title:Playworker
Salary:£12,000 dependent on hours, experience and qualifications
Closing date:13 April 2018


Due to organic growth and new enterprises Harlequin is looking for enthusiastic pre-school and playwork team members at all levels.

Harlequin presently provide pre-school, forest pre-school, breakfast, after school, forest school and holiday clubs for children aged 2-11 at five locations in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.

Through our fantasic staff we are able to offer outstanding childcare.  Opportunies exist for playworkers and pre-school staff to join each of our settings.

All successful candidates must be committed to providing high quality childcare. Relevant training and initial DBS is paid for by employer. CPD is encouraged and paid for.

Playworkers (qualified and un-qualified)

As a Play worker you will be committed and enthusiastic with a passion for childcare. You may already have a playwork qualification, or be interested in working towards formal recognition.

Our club is individual and created for the particular children attending; this role is a fantastic way of getting to see the various play techniques put into practice in different settings.  You will be working as part of a small team fully supported by a manager, and you will be positive role model to the children, encouraging freedom of expression, independence and self-esteem.

During a typical club session you will spend your time split between indoor and outdoor activities, these can include:

  • setting up art & craft activities
  • joining in group games
  • devising new way of playing with toys
  • overseeing games or sports activities and ensuring children are playing safely
  • helping to prepare and tidy away after a light snack
  • clearing everything away at the end of the session

Contact Rob Payne: rob@hosc.co.uk

Date posted: 15 March 2018