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Bank staff are invaluable at School Wrap, covering staff sickness and holiday.

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Playworker (apprenticeship : post recently filled)

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 has been subject to an Enhanced DBS, satisfactory reference checks and completion of induction period.

For future vacancies, please apply by email: admin@schoolwrap.co.uk
or call School Wrap on: 01327 842109

Bank staff

Ideally Level 2/3

Start Date: As and when required / available

Qualification: in childcare/playwork preferably but 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: admin@schoolwrap.co.uk
or call School Wrap on: 01327 842109