The Hideaway- Play worker at a Forest school club.


Baldwin lodge, Henleaze.

Job role:  x 3 Forest School playworker’s

You’ll be helping to run our after school, forest school club for children aged 4 – 11 years old. We are a fun and friendly club held mostly outdoors in Scout grounds in Henleaze, North Bristol. You will be responsible for collecting the children from Horfield C of E school and supervising a walking bus to our site. Where you will facilitate activities and provide snack.

Key responsibilities:

– Activity Planning
– Set up and tidying
– Road safety awareness
– Direct play work

Responsible to: Forest school leader

Duties and Responsibilities:

Activity Planning

1. To lead and supervise safe, creative and appropriate play opportunities for Year R to Year 6 children in Baldwin lodge and garden setting, all year-round rain or shine.

Direct Play work

1. To help deliver a wide range of creative and enjoyable activities
2. To help with the planning of a wide range of creative and enjoyable activities
3. To fully support inclusive practice, and ensure that all children can be involved in the activities offered if they wish
4.Ensure that activities are carried out in a safe and responsible manner


1. To assist with the preparation and maintenance of materials, equipment;
2. To ensure confidentially of information received

Person specification:


1. Love of the outdoors!
2. Level 2 or 3 Forest School or Play Work
3. Experience of working in a child care setting (paid or voluntary)
4. Up to date DBS and child protection training
5. Ability to motivate and engage children in practical play activities
6. Previous experience of risk assessing activities and / or environment


1. Knowledge of bush craft, flora and fauna & gardening
2. Up to date Paediatric First Aid Certificate
3. A skill or passion for sports, music or arts

Hours per week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 2:30-5.50 10 hrs per week in term time.
Contract: Ongoing
Salary: from £8.50ph

Apply by email with CV and short cover letter referring to the person specification. Feel free to ring me with any questions or queries

Closing date: 5th April 2019

Contact details: Vicki Paton 0776 104 3072

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