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Playworkers deliver and facilitate play opportunities for children in a range of formal and informal settings including play groups, play schemes, free play locations, and in pre- and after-school activities.

Current Entry Requirements

Entry may not depend upon academic qualifications, although some employers will expect candidates to possess or be working towards a relevant qualification. NVQs/SVQs in Child Care and Education are available at Levels 2 and 3. CRB clearance is mandatory.

Typical education level:

Level 1-3

Typical Tasks

  • Supervises children's games and encourages the development of physical, social and language skills.
  • Provides play areas and prepares materials for a wide range of children's activities.
  • Encourages children's independence, self-confidence and social interaction.
  • Organises and supervises children on excursions.
  • Organises and supervises children's activities in accordance with Health and Safety regulations, deals accordingly with injuries and emergencies.
  • Puts away equipment and cleans premises after use.
  • Liaises with parents, carers and colleagues and keeps appropriate records.

Desired Skills

Learning Strategies
Active Listening
Reading Comprehension
Critical Thinking

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