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Apprentice Playworker Kidsland Kids Club

Assist with day to day activities of the club and provide quality play care within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £144.30

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    22.5 per week term time plus college hours, school holidays will be 30 hrs per week plus any extra to make up from term time. Shifts TBD.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001842566

  • Positions

    1 available

Main duties include:

  • Assist with planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment
  • Providing comprehensive care for the children including collecting them from school and delivering them safely to parents or carers
  • Setting up the play space including moving furniture and play equipment
  • Providing refreshments and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met
  • Administering first aid when necessary
  • Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities
  • Helping with club administration, where necessary
  • Encouraging parental involvement in the club
  • Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, and schools
  • Undertaking appropriate and relevant training
  • Keeping the work environment healthy, safe and secure
  • Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A willingness to learn and complete all training required
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

Essential qualities:

  • Experience of working with 4-11 year olds
  • Understanding the varied needs of children and their families
  • Understanding the issues involved in the delivery of quality play care
  • Understanding the issues of equal opportunities
  • Provide and facilitate safe and creative play
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Sound judgement and common sense
  • Sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of the children

Desirable qualities:

  • Experience of working within a play-based setting
  • Experience of club administration
  • Competent in using IT to support play
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • Relevant qualification or willingness to work towards this
  • Appropriate child protection training or willingness to work towards this
  • Current Paediatric First Aid Certificate or willingness to work towards this

Desired qualifications

  • A place on the Apprenticeship Program at Blackburn College

Future prospects

  • Working full time at Kidsland Kidsclub
  • A full Training and Professional and Personal Development plan to help all staff attain all goals

Things to consider

  • Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled, we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies

About the employer

An out of school club.

Employer

Kidsland Kids Club

Address

Bolton Road

Darwen

BB3 2PG

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Training

Training provider

BLACKBURN COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Blackburn College

Contact

Apprenticeship Team 01254 292500 apprenticeships@blackburn.ac.uk

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner 
  • Level 1 English and Maths Functional Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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