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


New workers
£ 6,376
£ 13,832
£ 22,053

Available jobs

In the past year there were 24,985 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Liaises with parents, carers and colleagues and keeps appropriate records.

  • Puts away equipment and cleans premises after use.

  • Organises and supervises children’s activities in accordance with Health and Safety regulations, deals accordingly with injuries and emergencies.

  • Organises and supervises children on excursions.

  • Encourages children’s independence, self-confidence and social interaction.

  • Provides play areas and prepares materials for a wide range of children’s activities.

  • Supervises children’s games and encourages the development of physical, social and language skills.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Working With Children

  • Child Protection

  • Pediatric First Aid

  • Health And Safety Standards

  • Risk Analysis

  • Leisure And Recreation

  • Child Development

  • Cooking

  • Due Diligence

  • Hygiene

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Planning

  • Communication

  • First Aid

  • Enthusiasm

  • Management

  • Teaching

  • English Language

  • Consulting

  • Teamwork

  • Mathematics

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.