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Play Worker

Kinnerton Little Acorns
Kinnerton Little Acorns Kinnerton Little Acorns, Derwen Primary School Main Road, Higher Kinnerton Chester Flintshire CH4 9AJ
Hourly rate negotiable
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
Start Date
About the apprenticeship


● Developing, planning and organising play activities for children aged 3 to 11 years of age.
● Using play activities to help children develop socially and emotionally
● Setting up play equipment and making sure play areas are safe.
● Supervising children for fair behaviour during play, dealing with any minor injuries.
● Liaising with parents/carers.
● Preparing snacks for the children.

Additional information

Kinnerton Little Acorns has been established for many years to provide an essential service for parents and carers of children who attend Ysgol Derwen in Higher Kinnerton. Our Childcare Leads have over 30 years experience each in childcare and are keen to help train the next generation of Playworkers. We are a bubbly and friendly team and have great fun in our sessions where we can proactively arrange crafts for the children and also take part in science experiments. You will be learning from the best in the field and there is always full support whenever you need it.
Candidate is required for work during our breakfast and afterschool club shifts which are:
- 07:30 - 09:00 and
- 15:00 - 18:00.

There will be the possibility of additional shifts for cover as and when needed. Time will be allowed for training when you complete your Apprenticeship with Little Acorns.



Ideal candidates will possess the following qualities: proven excellent team member, flexibility, have their own ideas, sensible decision-making abilities. We are happy to receive applications from candidates without Playwork qualifications provided you show a keen interest in working with children and young people.

We have a variety of personalities in our staff and we all compliment each other. You will always be made to feel welcome and as part of the family. We love for a team member to bring new and fresh ideas to our sessions and to also contribute to any other peoples ideas. We always work with the children and help them along in their ideas and games. We have a lovely outdoor area and use of both the school playgrounds (and field in the summer months) and this allows the children to explore nature and play games together


We are happy to consider applications from candidates who are currently studying and working towards their Level 2 Childcare or Level 2 or 3 Playwork Qualification.

We are also happy to accept applications from candidates who have no prior childcare experience, as long as you are keen to work with children and show a willingness to improve your knowledge and understanding of all things Playwork, we are fully supportive of you fulfilling your training whilst working with us. We have a great working relationship with Coleg Cambria who can help and guide you through your Playwork Qualification.

Whilst with Kinnerton Little Acorns, we always encourage our team to access other funded learning and development to help you in your career of Childcare.


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Coleg Cambria

Training provider course:
Play work

About the employer

Kinnerton Little Acorns
Kinnerton Little Acorns, Derwen Primary School
Main Road, Higher Kinnerton

Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

To be arranged via email.

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