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Location: Darwen, BB3 2PG

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Job Description

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

Person Specification


  • 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


  • Must pass an initial assessment 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.

 Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship


Proposed Duration

Level 2 - 15 months

Training to be Provided

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner


Apprenticeship Team

01254 292500


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