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After School Club Play Assistant - Thameside Primary School
  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: SCH/22/210287
  • Published: Wed 07/09/2022, 9:15 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 25/09/2022, 23:14 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 15 hours per week
  • Salary: £6,474 - £6,530 Per Year
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Thameside Primary School, Berkshire

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After School Club Play Assistant - Thameside Primary School

15 Hours per week, Monday to Friday - 3.00pm - 6.00pm
Term time only (can be flexible on the number of hours each week)
Start date: 3rd October 2022 (or as soon as possible)


We are looking for passionate and creative play assistants to join our school run Wraparound Care Service.

As a member of the wraparound team, you will gain valuable experience assisting the delivering a wide range of engaging and participative childcare activities; working with children from ages 4 - 12.

Our Play Assistants are passionate, enthusiastic and thrive in a highly rewarding role that facilitates children’s development throughout their time in our Breakfast and After School.

This is a demanding but very rewarding role suited to someone with an interest in supporting children and should ideally have some relevant experience of working alongside children.

You should be self-motivated, have good communication skills and be able to engage with children positively.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Plan and deliver safe activities with groups of children from all class ranges
  • Engage with children encouraging them to participate in activities to promote learning and social development
  • Support children on a 1:1 basis who have complex needs (if required)
  • Encourage fair and caring behaviour among the children
  • Encourage independence and self-esteem
  • Ensure safeguarding procedures are adhered to
  • Assist with food preparation for serving breakfast and afterschool snacks
  • Complete various training courses including Food Hygiene and Child Safeguarding.

You can also download an application pack via the school’s website (Go to: About us, Come & Work for us!) or email to request an application pack. Please email:  

Please return applications electronically to


Closing date for applications is: Sunday 25th September 2022
Interview date: To be confirmed

The school is committed to safeguarding children and is an equal opportunity provider. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.