Munchkins After School Club:

Job Description – Playleader for Munchkins ASC based at Wicklea Academy, Brislington.

Job Purpose: To be responsible for the day-to-day organisation of the out of school childcare setting. To develop and maintain a safe and stimulating play setting and to encourage child centred play.

Responsible to: The Manager.

Job Details:

The Playleader would also need to be flexible to do admin, shopping, planning, etc for approx. up to an extra 2.5 hours a week. The setting is independent of but set within the school.

Hours: Monday – Thursday 3:10pm-6.10pm & Friday 3pm – 6pm. Term Time only.

Salary: £10 – £11 per hour based on experience and qualifications, plus holiday pay.

Start date: Monday 8th March 2021

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • To have overall responsibility for the day to day running of the setting.
  • To manage, support and supervise other staff and volunteers.
  • To lead, develop and encourage good team working.
  • To show initiative, self-motivation and be active in constantly improving the environment and experience for children and staff and creating a positive, rich and safe environment for all.
  • To enable children to engage in a range of play opportunities allowing for safe risks and challenges.
  • To develop and maintain positive relationships with children, families and team members.
  • To be responsible for children’s safety and wellbeing at all times during attendance at the play setting.
  • To ensure that the play environment, including equipment and resources, is prepared and ready in time for the arrival of children.
  • To use observation, reflective practice and regular team meetings to assess and plan for the individual play needs and development of the children.
  • To lead, support and develop a play environment which is inclusive for all and recognises and encourages diversity.
  • To develop and maintain administrative systems in line with statutory requirements. e.g. print attendance registers, ensuring all paperwork is up-to-date, etc.
  • To work within an agreed budget when planning activities, ordering and purchasing equipment, consumables and materials.
  • To develop and implement policies and procedures in conjunction with the management.
  • To develop and maintain links with other relevant organisations.
  • To attend relevant meetings, necessary training and catch-ups with the manager.
  • To undertake any other duties as reasonably directed by the management.

Person Specification – Playleader

 Essential          Desirable
Training & Qualifications A full and relevant level 3 qualification in play, childcare or similar is preferred, or experience of providing care for children at a supervisory level.A Paediatric First Aid Certificate (12 hour course)
  Driving licence
Experience2 years relevant experience of working with 4 – 12 year oldsExperience of supervising staff
  Experience of providing play opportunities for children in a play setting.Safeguarding training


Experience of developing and using administrative systemsBudgeting & handling cash


 Experience of managing and organising own workloadICT Skills
Knowledge & AbilitiesKnowledge of Ofsted requirements, the EYFS and other quality indicators e.g. Bristol StandardKnowledge of the Playwork Principles
Sufficient understanding and use of EnglishDBS on the update system
Knowledge of policies and procedures needed to maintain a safe and successful play setting and ability to develop and implement them.Understanding of the play process and how to support children in their play
 Ability to work as a team member and supervise othersFood Hygiene certificate
 Ability to plan, provide and evaluate a wide range of play opportunities that meet individual children’s needs.Art /craft / games /sport skills
 Ability to be a reflective practitioner in order to develop your own and your team’s practice.Safeguarding Training including Prevent Duty and FGM
 Ability to communicate effectively with all children, staff and families
 Ability to support and develop a play environment which is inclusive for all and encourages diversity. 


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