Playwork Assistant - Haslemere, Surrey (GU27) Haslemere, Surrey (GU27 1JF)

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Playwork Assistant - Haslemere, Surrey (GU27)
Location:
Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 1JF
Salary:
Up to £9.50 per hour, plus holiday pay
Job Type:
Part Time, Term Time Only
Hours:
Monday - Friday, 2.45 - 6.00
Closing Date:
28 October 2021
Job Description

KOOSA Kids are the leading provider of before, after school and holiday club childcare, across Berkshire, Hampshire, Richmond & Surrey. Fully Ofsted registered, we are passionate about our people and every person working for us shares our mission to offer children and their parents outstanding, fun-filled out of school childcare, for the best possible value.  

KOOSA Kids are always on the lookout for individuals who share our passion and commitment for delivering high quality childcare, playwork and children’s activities. 

We are now recruiting for a Playwork Assistants at our after school club at Shottermill Junior School and St Bartholomew's Primary School in Haslemere, Surrey (GU27) and that person could be you! 

Our after school clubs in Haslemere are easily accessible by public transport, with direct trains from e.g. Guildford, Godalming or Chiddingfold providing an easy commute to work.

Please note this role is not suitable for those in College or University.

The role

As a Playwork Assistant, you will be responsible for assisting the After School Club Manager alongside other Playwork Assistants in the safe and organised running of the club whilst actively and enthusiastically supporting and engaging children aged 4-13.

As an integral part of the team, you will assist in the delivery of a range of playwork activities such as Arts & Crafts, Sports, Team Games and other activities. Playwork is about removing barriers to play, and enriching the play environment, whilst providing a safe and secure setting for the children in your care. Enabling each child to explore, grow and have FUN!

Responsibilities

  • Actively and enthusiastically assist the After School Club Manager in the safe and organised running of the After School Club at Shottermill Junior School or St Bartholomew's Primary School in Haslemere, Surrey (GU27)
  • Help set up, organise and deliver a range of activities daily and pro-actively encourage children to participate
  • Assist in the preparation, serving and tidying away of ‘snack time’
  • Have awareness of, and maintain sensitivity for, any children with additional needs (Physical, Behaviour, Dietary)
  • Develop strong relationships with all children at the After School Club ensuring every child has as much FUN at the club as possible
  • Actively develop a thorough understanding of relevant Ofsted standards & KOOSA Kids internal policies & procedures, including safeguarding
  • Ensure all activity areas are left clean and tidy at the end of each day

Skills & Experience

  • You will have a passion / interest in working within a childcare, early years or playwork setting
  • Have a fun and energetic nature
  • Be reliable and able to effectively communicate with colleagues and children alike
  • Be able to relate and engage with children aged between 4 - 13 years
  • Opportunities to gain qualifications and further growth & development, will be available for candidates who match our ambitions
  • Full training and inductions will be provided to all After School Club Assistants

This role would suit somebody with experience of working in a Primary School, Pre-School or Nursery, e.g. a Teaching Assistant, Early Years Educator or Nursery Assistant, or someone looking to move into the childcare industry

Hours

Monday - Friday, 2.45pm – 6.00pm, term-time only

Company benefits

Company pension, staff discounts, holiday pay, social activities, professional development, career progression & recognisable qualifications nationwide.

KOOSA Kids are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS disclosure. 

Why choose KOOSA Kids for your holiday, after school and breakfast club childcare?
Why choose KOOSA Kids for your out of school child care? Exceptional Value, Outstanding Quality, Unlimited Fun!
  • Outstanding, fun-filled out of school childcare
  • Always offered at the lowest possible price
  • Exceptional Ofsted track record with 10 clubs rated ‘Outstanding'
  • Dynamic, caring & fully DBS checked staff
  • Wide range of fun-packed kids activities to suit all ages, tastes & interests
  • Exceptional Value 
  • Outstanding Quality
  • Unlimited Fun

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