Apprentice Playworker The Bruff Club

The Bruff Club provides out of school care for children in the Hemingbrough area. We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and creative playworker to join our team providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment for children during their play activities.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday split shifts.4 mornings and 4 afternoons = 30 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working towards your level 2 or 3 certificate in Children and Young peoples workforce, you will support the Playwork lead on rota to provide a safe and fun environment for the children in your care.

You will be expected to work with the playwork principles, allowing children to freely choose play whilst also providing them with opportunities and activities to become involved with.

You will need to have knowledge about safeguarding procedure, and will be expected to follow all policies and procedures including health and safety and inclusion for example.

You will be working with the EYFS framework, and will be expected to complete observations and recordings on a weekly basis.

Duties to include:

Assisting at meal times with the food and drinks and clearing away after

Interacting with the childreiging songs and all aspects of learning

Outside play with the children ensuring their safety at all times


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Understanding and commitment to good quality childcare

Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

Good administrative skills

A knowledge of safeguarding

Personal qualities

Punctual and reliable

The ability to create innovative and creative play ideas with a willingness to get involved.

Team player who can also work on their own initiative

A drive to learn and work with children

Qualifications required

 Must have completed GCSE’s with good literacy and numeracy skills – or be working towards improvement.

Future prospects

There may be a chance to progress to a higher level and/or gain employment if the need is there upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Must have a desire to work with children from age 3 and up. Must be able to travel to and from work each day.

About the employer

Small close knit team of 4 plus 2 holiday staff members, who work hard towards providing quality out of school childcare to children aged 3 yrs and up in the local area. As a charitable organisation, there is a committee of parents and other interested parties who manage and support the manager in the running of the club. We are Ofsted registered, latest rating ‘Good’ in March 2016. We are a fully inclusive setting, offering care to children of all abilities and needs. There is no discrimination or exclusion of SEN children and we offer respite care in the holidays. We have the benefit of an extensive out door area and shared community indoor space.


The Bruff Club


Hemingbrough Community Cricket Pavi

School Road



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Training provider

Children and Young People's Workforce Level 2


Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths, English and ICT

Apprenticeship framework

Children and Young People's Workforce

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Selby College


Leanne Simms 01757 211092

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017