Play Worker Oscars & Spring (Unqualified)

Employer
Spring Nurseries by Action for Children
Location
Waddington, Lincoln
Salary
£18,329 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Role: Play Worker 

Salary: £18,329 per annum 

Perks: We have some of the best employment terms and benefits package in the sector, including generous leave entitlement, paid time off to deal with family emergencies and paid maternity leave – as well as lots of benefits to save you and your family money and to save for your future. Check out more on our careers portal.

Contract/Hours: 37 hours per week 

Location: Spring RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire

Closing date: Midnight on 28th June 2022 

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Spring. Spare us five minutes, and we'll tell you what you need to know…

About Spring

We are proud to be part of the Action for Children family, a national children's charity and our success in Spring makes a difference. With over 150 years of experience in caring for children and young people, we are an award-winning quality and ethical provider. Any profit we make is aligned to support vulnerable children and young people in need across the UK, through the work of Action for Children. We believe all children deserve the best early start in life. It's our mission to be the best provider of outstanding quality early education to children throughout the UK, that is accessible to all. We are looking to learn, have fun and make friends in our bright and engaging settings.

What you'll be doing

In the role of a Play Worker, you'll be an effective member of the Out of School Club team delivering a flexible, high quality, education and care centred service before and after school that meets the needs of children 3 months -12 years of age and their families and the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

This is a great opportunity for someone who has a desire to work with children and can work flexibly to suit the needs of the setting.

You'll do this by:

  • Promoting good childcare practice in a professional, inclusive, and flexible manner.
  • Planning and taking part in play and leisure activities for children.
  • Caring for and supervising our children, making sure that they are safe and happy.
  • Thoroughly enjoying your role and making every day count for the children in our care.

What we need from you

In the role of a Play Worker, we're ideally looking for someone who has:

  • Desirable:  NVQ Level 2 in Childcare and Education or Playwork qualification.
  • First Aid qualification or ability to achieve.
  • Enhanced DBS Disclosure Certificate or ability to achieve.
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate or ability to achieve.
  • A real passion to work with children and make a difference.

Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our mission to give children a healthy start in life. Given this and how having a diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate the diversity of those that work with us and as an inclusive workplace we want all our current and future staff to feel able to be themselves in the workplace.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to understand and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Good luck! We can't wait to hear from you.

Application process: There are 5 sections for you to complete, Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration – please refer to the JD and Person Specification when applying. We also want to know what unique qualities you can bring to help us reach our vision for children and families.

Talent pool: We're sure you've got what it takes to join our ambitious team. If you're unsuccessful this time around, we'd like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up that you might be better suited for. But feel free to let us know if you'd rather we didn't do that.

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