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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.


Median Salary

New workers start around £16,159. Normal pay is £18,795 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £24,891.

Daily Tasks

  • Liaises with parents, carers and colleagues and keeps appropriate records.
  • Puts away equipment and cleans premises after use.
  • Organises and supervises children.
  • Organises and supervises children on excursions.
  • Encourages children.
  • Provides play areas and prepares materials for a wide range of children.
  • Supervises children.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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