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Playworkers

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.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 1,714
£ 6,180
£ 16,090

Available jobs

In the past year there were 31,577 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.

  • Organises and supervises children on excursions.

  • Encourages children.

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

  • Supervises children.

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

  • Service Quality

  • Child Protection

  • Risk Analysis

  • Pediatric First Aid

  • Child Development

  • Social Work

  • Child Safeguarding

  • Numeracy

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

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.

  • Communications

  • Planning

  • Teaching

  • Enthusiasm

  • Management

  • First Aid

  • Leadership

  • Teamwork

  • Customer Service

  • Interpersonal Communications

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.