JAG Playworker Apprentice


London, SW13 0QQ

Closes in 12 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 28 March 2024


This adventure is all about building brighter futures together. You’ll learn to deliver genuine, heartfelt experiences to our people and our little people by ensuring they experience fun, engaging and creative activities, in a safe and inclusive environment.

Annual wage
£10,175 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Playworker (level 2)
Mon to Fri Term-time – Rise then Shine Breakfast Club starting at 7.30 am Stay & Play after School Club finishing at 6 pm Holiday Clubs – 8-hour shift starting at 8/9am to 5/6pm

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 5 August


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Level 2 Playworker apprenticeship
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • Off-the-job training is completed at the setting
  • Virtual tutor visits every month, face-to-face every 3 months

Where you’ll work

Cross Street



SW13 0QQ


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Playworker (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Observe and reflect on play behaviours.
  • Communicate sensitively using relevant language and behaviour.
  • Promote diversity and inclusion in Playwork practice.
  • Identify ways to remove barriers which can prevent some children and young people playing.
  • Undertake reflective observations to improve own practice and the quality of the provision for children and young people.
  • Contribute to play audits.
  • Promote the value and benefits of play for all children and young people.
  • Assist with planning, creating and identifying loose parts to encourage and inspire sustainable practices, including recycling, reusing, reducing and repairing.
  • Recognise the benefits of risk taking in play and contribute to dynamic risk-benefit assessment.
  • Recognise that children and young people communicate with a range of different types of behaviour and may need Playworker support.
  • Support children and young people to understand and manage their emotions, feelings and actions.
  • Manage interactions with parents/caregivers professionally.
  • Recognise the importance of respecting professional boundaries when lone working or conducting intimate care with children and young people and using social media with children, young people and families.
  • Contribute to health and safety checks.
  • Follow emergency incidents or common illness/infections policies and procedures, administering first aid and completing records when required.
  • Use active listening and communication techniques when interacting with children and young people playing, identifying any potential concerns if they occur.
  • Contribute to recording and reporting procedures as required by the play setting.
  • Contribute to administrative and financial record keeping.
  • Promote healthy eating and an active lifestyle, ensuring specific dietary and cultural needs are met.
  • Maintain a clean environment according to local and national policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to ensuring security arrangements are followed, such as children’s arrival and departures from the setting.
  • Work as part of a team to support and supervise children and young people on off-site trips, complying with formal risk assessment of venues visited.
  • Apply Playwork approaches in own role, incorporating new and emerging themes.
  • Reflect on own practice to create a personal development plan with supervisor.
  • Recognise the boundaries of own self and other Playworkers’ interaction with children, and when it is necessary to report incidents to the appropriate safeguarding lead and Local Authority Designated Officer – LADO if appropriate when a Playworkers’ behaviour towards a child may pose a risk of harm.
  • Apply the play work approach depending on the individual need.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 9-4 / A*-C)
    • Maths (grade 9-4 / A*-C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Patience
    • Considerate
    • Passionate
    • Trustworthy

    Other requirements

    What the job requires:  Split shifts – Early morning, and/or lunchtime and then afternoon school shift  Holiday club - working throughout half-terms  Must be willing to undergo a DBS check What we offer you:  The chance to build brighter futures for children.  Access to 24/7 Employee Assist Programs through Health Assured.  Discounted wrap-around school care and holiday club (if you have little ones).  A little bit of security for your future with a workplace pension scheme.  A place where you can let your personality shine.  Rewards for recommending your family and friends to come and join the family.  Paid training and regular personal and professional development – including Paediatric First Aid and NGB Coaching Qualification  A structured 4-week induction to set you up for success.  Fun. It’s what big kids do. We like to be 100% human rather than corporate.

    About this company

    JAG are proud to be the leading provider of before, and after-school activity clubs, PE lessons and holiday programmes in the UK, with passionate teams who live and breathe our mission every day: to build brighter futures for children. For over 30 years, we’ve been delivering exceptional experiences for children in Clubs across the UK for children aged 4+. Our global experience has allowed us to create an approach to child-led care that parents and schools trust - and children love.

    After this apprenticeship

    Potential for the apprentice to move onto a permanent role within the club. Possibility to move onto Deputy/Manager of a club within the organisation.

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000239975.

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    Closes in 12 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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