Knowle Park After School Care (KPASC): Playworker

Description of Job role:

Reporting to: The Play Leader/ Trustees of KPASC

Responsible for: Caring for the children using KPASC

Main Relationships: Liaison other staff, parents and children using KPASC

Main Purpose of the Job:

• To enable children to engage in a range of play opportunities

What will you be doing?:

Main Duties:

• To develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families and other team members.
• To maintain children’s safety and wellbeing at all times during attendance at the play setting and on trips.
• To take any action required to ensure the safety and welfare of children and to report any concern immediately to the Play Leader.
• To assist the Play Leader with ensuring that the play environment, including equipment and resources, is prepared and ready for the arrival of children.
• To support individual children and assess their development through play.
• To use observation and reflective practice to contribute to planning and evaluation in the setting.
• To support and develop a play environment which is inclusive for all and recognises and encourages diversity.
• To keep records as required, e.g. accident/ incident forms, learning diaries and observations.
• To work within agreed policies and procedures at all times.
• To attend relevant meetings and identified training.
To undertake any other duties as reasonably directed by the Play Leader, Deputy or trustees.

About You:

Experience and QualificationsEssential / Desirable
 Flexibility to undertake essential training.E
 A paediatric first aid certificateD
A recognised Level 2 Play Work or childcare qualification.D
 Experience of working with 4-11 year olds.E
Experience of providing play opportunities for children in a play setting.D
Ability to work as a team member but also manage and organise own workloadE

Abiltiesbility to communicate effectively with all children, staff and families.E

Ability to communicate effectively with all children, staff and familiesE

Skills, Knowledge and AbilitiesEssential / Desirable
Ability to plan, provide and evaluate a wide range of play opportunities that meet individual children’s needs.E
Ability to be a reflective practitioner in order to develop your own and your practice.E
Ability to complete basic administrative tasks.E
Ability to support and develop a play environment which is inclusive for all and encourages diversity.E
Art, craft, games, sport skills.D
ICT Skills.D
Understanding of the play process and how to support children in their play.D
Knowledge of the Play Work principles.D
Ability to work as a team member.E


Monday – Friday: 7am – 9am & 3pm – 6pm. Mainly term-time only. Part or full-time considered.


£9.40 per hour
Please contact for an application form.


Please email with the job title as the email subject. You will be sent an application form to complete.

Closing date: 23rd August 2020.

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