Early Years

Playworker - Jonathan Page Play Centre - Aylesbury

Playworker - Jonathan Page Play Centre - Aylesbury


  • Qualifications at level 2 or 3 in early years childcare, play work or education Experience of working with 4 to 13 year olds.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and adults.
  • Able to efficiently plan and organise children’s play.
  • Have strong administration skills and ability to complete registers and take bookings and payments for play sessions.
  • Ability to work effectively with and contribute to the team environment.
  • Have flexible, adaptable and creative approach to delivering play service.
  • Sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the wellbeing of the children.
  • Para 3.26 of the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage 2017

Responsibilities/Extra Information:

About us
The Jonathan Page Play Centre (JPPC) forms part of Aylesbury Town Council. At JPPC we are a warm, genuine, friendly team looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us. We are OFSTED regulated and proudly hold Outstanding inspection rating. We are a team that take huge pride in our work and what we do. Our children, parents, schools are paramount to what we do and we strive to maintain excellent communication and professional relationships with them. To ensure we strive to be the best we are a well bonded team that support one another and our employees are important to us.

Main responsibilities

  • Assist with planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment as required
    by OFSTED. These may include but are not limited to arts & crafts, sports & games and gardening.
  • Ensure the safe collection of children from schools by foot, minibus or taxi. Including liaison with schools and teachers.
  • Setting up the play space including moving furniture and play equipment.
  • Following strict procedures in terms of entry and exit to the premises.
  • Supervision of children to ensure that all activities are undertaken with minimal risk and within centre guidelines.
  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene throughout the centre, including inspecting and cleaning of all areas as appropriate.
  • Providing refreshments and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.
  • Administering first aid (if qualified) and recording of all accidents and incidents occurring during the play session.
  • Keeping all play equipment and materials clean, in good order and safely stored.
  • Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities.
  • Encouraging parental involvement in the centre.

Responsible To: Play Centre Manager / Playleader
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Term time - 20 hours per week Monday to Friday 2.00pm – 6.00pm
School holidays - 37.5 hours per week.
Monday to Friday 7.5 hour shifts will be allocated between 7.30am – 7.00pm

Role: Willing to consider two post holders for this role:

Playworker – Term Time

Playworker – School Holidays


• A generous Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
• Pay scales that are competitive and reviewed annually
• Discounted childcare for children aged 4 to 13 years of age
• 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time)
• Increase to 26 days annual leave after 5 years service (pro rata for part time)
• 2 days statutory leave

Application stage

Visits to the playcentre are warmly welcome. To arrange a visit or to find out more about the role, please contact Rebecca Murphy on 01296 336413 (1-6pm).

Alternatively, hard copy applications will also be accepted. Please send completed application forms together with your CV by post to:

Aylesbury Town Council
FAO: Bhavisha Tailor-Chhatralia
Town Hall
5 Church Street
HP20 2QP

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils and expect all employees to share this commitment. All posts are subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and references. Interviews may take place before the closing date.

Contact: Bhavisha Tailor-Chhatralia 01296 336413

Please send your CV/Application form to: Bhavisha.tailor-chhatralia@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk

Link to provider website: https://www.aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk/


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