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Team Wrap welcome all applicants

Assistant Playworker / Playworker (no current vacancies)

A job description outlining your role is enclosed. The job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of your responsibilities. We reserve the right to require you to undertake such other tasks or duties, as may be appropriate to your status, experience and capability. We reserve the right to transfer an employee from one job to another and from one department to another, subject to capability, in order to benefit the efficient operation of the business.


Assistant Playworker –  facilitating children’s play (aged 3-12years) – enabling play to occur uninterrupted – enabling children to explore their own values – respecting that play is behaviour without goals or rewards.


Supporting play in a way that recognises that children develop their own skills, abilities and judgement. Allowing children to play at their own pace and to learn through trial and error. Leaving content and intent of play to the children – only organising when children want support – enabling children to decide what is appropriate behaviour, within safe limits.


Managing Director: Tracy Burn


All children recorded on daily registers.


  • Collecting children from pre-school / school / clubs / delivering them safely back to the School Wrap setting
  • Keeping the work environment healthy, safe and secure / adhering to setting specific policies and procedures
  • Working within the EYFS framework / supporting children’s learning and development
  • Ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met at all times
  • Supporting children to make healthy food choices / follow healthy lifestyles; fresh air and exercise
  • Building good rapports with children / respecting their current likes, dislikes and preferences
  • Adapting play spaces / moving furniture and play equipment
  • Using effective risk assessments to help keep children safe / reporting any concerns / whistleblowing
  • Finding a good range of interesting and stimulating resources to enrich quality play opportunities
  • Promoting inclusive practice / challenge stereo-typical views
  • Sharing strategies to aid children’s understanding and independence / positive behaviour strategies
  • Providing time and space for children to express their own ideas and respond to questions they are asked
  • Encouraging good manners and ‘kind hands’ / respect and tolerance
  • Offering praise / encouragement for children’s endeavours / achievements to boost confidence and self-esteem
  • Positively role-model attitudes / caring for others, the local community and wider environment
  • Maintaining good communication / liaising with all children, parents, team members and external colleagues
  • Embedding the outdoor provision to enable children to fully explore and investigate outside
  • Administering first aid when necessary (paediatric first aid trained)
  • Contributing to team effort / attending team meetings and in-house training workshops (Safeguarding)
  • Reflecting on practice / identifying personal strengths and areas for support / identify training needs.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of School Wrap.

Playworker Apprenticeship - opportunity

Job purpose

  • To promote how important play is and tell everyone that it is a right under the United Convention on the Rights of the Child : Article 31
  • To make sure everyone is having fun and staying safe – including Covid-safe
  • Support other playworkers to make sure they are included and happy
  • Work as a team.

Main duties

  • Help children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop safe distancing, social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
  • Promote and support children’s independence (younger children EYFS).
  • Give children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
  • Provide opportunities for children to make healthy choices in relation to food.
  • Help children to understand the importance of physical activity.
  • Look for people that might be sad or left out and help them; make sure people are included in play.
  • Encourage children to make their own choices of how and what to play.
  • Facilitate play for all children, taking into account their current interests, preferences and learning styles.
  • Ensure children have a great breakfast and access to fresh water and fruit.
  • Challenge stereo-typical views / make sure people are not fighting.
  • Help make sure people are playing safely.
  • Make sure bullying does not happen.
  • Ignite children’s interest by providing a wide variety of challenging activities indoors and outdoors.
  • Actively listen to children’s views and respect their opinions.
  • Encourage children to share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play and design.
  • Help make imagination run wild.
  • Seek new ideas of where to get more loose parts and recycle things for play.
  • Identify any ‘gaps’ in learning and put strategies in place to support.
  •  Compliment learning in settings in which children spend more time.
  • Make sure everyone helps with tidying up (or say a time to put things back where they belong).
  • Guide children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Daily tasks

  • Communicate with people who might be left out.
  • Check people are having fun!
  • Give examples of games to play.
  • Help people carry things if they are struggling.
  • If two people want to play with the same thing, help them to take turns or share, or come up with another idea.
  • Listen to any problems or concerns they might have, they might just want to talk.
  • Remind people about the “kind hands” rule and that hitting is not acceptable.
  • Help children to form a queue “2-by-2 in the loo” so it doesn’t get too over-crowded.
  • Make sure the centre of the Wrap Room is clear, so people don’t trip.
  • When showing the signs for 5 minutes and tidy up, or giving them to other helpers, make sure they know to hold the sign high so people can see them.
  • Thank helpers with a high five, or praise, or maybe stickers if they did a very good job.
  • If we see something that is serious like bullying, or an accident, ask an adult for help. Always report any concerns.
  • Keep an eye out for danger, we are all responsible for our own safety but sometimes the younger people might need help.
  • Look for any loose parts that might have to be recycled, or binned, if they are broken and no longer safe to use.
  • Help make tidy up a fun game to encourage everyone to take part.

Successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS, satisfactory reference checks and completion of induction period.

To apply, please email:
or call School Wrap: 01327 842109

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Start Date: As and when required / available

Qualification: in childcare/playwork preferable, not essential.
Salary: dependent on experience 
Applicants will ideally have experience of working with children of mixed ages and have a clear understanding of the importance of keeping children safe.

All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS, satisfactory reference checks and completion of induction period.

To apply, please email:
or call School Wrap: 01327 842109