Eastington Playgroup – vacancy

Vacancy: Play Assistant

We are currently looking for a Play Assistant to join our small team at our popular village Playgroup, located at Eastington Community Centre, Snakey Lane, Eastington, Stonehouse. We provide care for children aged from 2.5 – 4 years old.
We are looking for an enthusiastic play assistant, working as part of our friendly team, to provide interesting activities to help children develop and learn through play.

Duties & Responsibilities

This role is for 12 hours per week, working Monday – Thursday mornings from 8.30am during termtime, with the potential to increase with demand. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in a career working with children. Main duties would include:
● Setting up play equipment and making sure play areas are safe.
● Ensuring children are meeting developmental milestones and tracking their progress through record keeping.
● Engage in positive interaction with children to build confidence and self-esteem.
● Ensure that children are safe and that their everyday needs are met.
● Preparing snacks for the children.
● Supervising children for fair behaviour during play, dealing with any minor injuries.
● Model and encourage good social skills, e.g. strong communication and conflict-resolution skills.

Key Skills & Requirements

● NVQ Level 3 in childcare is essential.
● Knowledge of Special Educational Needs is desirable but not essential.
● Applicants will be required to have: an excellent knowledge of the EYFS, the ability to carry out paper-based observations and effective communication skills with parents/carers.
● All mandatory training will be provided if not already achieved.
● The candidate must have an enthusiastic and passionate approach to early years development
● The candidate must be reliable and flexible
● Good communication skills are essential
● Eastington Playgroup takes safeguarding matters seriously and this position is subject to obtaining an enhanced DBS disclosure and registering with the DBS update Service.

To apply, please email eastingtonplaygroup@hotmail.com by 30th April 2021 for an application pack.