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Playworker for Woodies Childcare- 22.5hrs/week

Annual Salary: Band B (from £11.79to £12.18 per hour)

Contract: Temporary fixed term until Friday 19th July 2024 - Term time only

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Working pattern to be agreed between the hours of 7.45am & 6.00pm.

There is likely to also be opportunities to work additional hours on a casual basis as required at Woodies Childcare or in the School Nursery.

Start Date: Monday 22nd April 2024 (or as soon as possible)

Please call or visit Woodies Childcare for further information about this role.


Damson Wood Nursery and Infant School Academy, including Woodies Childcare, is a welcoming, child-centred setting, which is currently in a period of growth. We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly-motivated and caring practitioner to join our friendly and supportive team to care for our growing number of children attending Woodies Childcare in the day time and our Before & After School Club.

This role involves developing and delivering high-quality inclusive learning opportunities and play for children between the ages of 2 and 7 years, including those with additional needs. You will support the provision by planning and delivering activities in an exciting, nurturing environment. Building effective relationships with parents and carers, as well as children and colleagues, is essential.

This position would suit a newly-qualified or experienced practitioner who is creative, enthusiastic and has a passion for supporting children’s early development.

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare or equivalent is essential for this role.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to apply for an Enhanced DBS check.

This school is part of the Central Schools Trust. This trust offers an Incentives Package for contracted staff, including some private medical support and cashback through PeopleValue.

Please apply directly to the school by letter of application and application form. The job description, person specification and application form can be downloaded using the links below.

The closing date is: Monday 15th April 2024 at 12.00 noon

Interviews will be held during the week beginning 15th April 2024.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.