Job description


Play Worker Oscars & Spring(Qualified) (7514)

  • Salary:
    £18,582 per annum pro rata
  • Directorate:
    Developments Spring
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    16 August 2022
  • Number of Roles:

Role: Play Worker 

Salary: up to £18,582  per annum pro rota

Contract/Hours: Permanent, part time working 28 hours per week

Term Time Hours: 7.45am - 9.15 am & 14.30pm - 18.00pm  (School holiday Hours between - 7.30am - 6pm working on a rota to be discussed at interview) 

Location: Spring Oscars based at Spring RAF Honington 

Closing date: Midnight on 16th August 2022  

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.

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 (27.5 hours per week) that meets the needs of children 4-12 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.


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.

If you need support with your application, please contact Shannon Neander on 01923361732 We'll be happy to give you any support you require.

If you want to get to know us a little better, check out our socials on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook or Youtube.

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

We are passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce

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Spring - RAF Honington
Royal Air Force, , Raf Honington, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, IP31 1EE
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