Based at: YMCA King Athelstan Primary School, Kingston Upon Thames
Hours of work: 20 hours per week,
39 weeks a year (term time),
Monday to Friday, 2.30pm to 6.30pm
(Additional hours may be available during half term holidays)
Hourly salary: £7.75 per hour – £8.25 per hour
(Depending upon Qualification)
Closing date: 17 November 2017

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated Playworker to be part of the Children and Family Work Department, which provides high quality childcare, breakfast and play opportunities at King Athelstan Primary School. The Afterschool Club provides a place for children to come and play, explore, build on friendships and enjoy the outdoors.


It is essential to have some knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage; knowledge of child development and key stages; basic health and safety and the action that should be taken in respect of suspected abuse, experience of working with 4 to 11 year olds; experience of working in a team environment; be able to provide a safe, fun environment for children through a range of appropriate activities and play opportunities to meet the needs of diverse groups and to be able to communicate with parents or carers. It would be beneficial to hold a Level 2 Qualification in Playwork or Childcare and to have experience providing constructive and stimulating play for children.

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YMCA London South West is an equal opportunities employer. We value the importance of diversity and positively welcome applications from all members of the community, including those with disabilities.  As a responsible employer, we follow safer recruitment guidelines and will not accept a CV in lieu of a completed application form. The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.


YMCA London South West is a Christian organisation and as an employee you will be required to respect its ethos and uphold its values.