Staff Vacancies

Permanent Staff 
We are looking for an Out of School Club Playworker to work Monday evenings in our busy after school club (3.15 - 6.15pm).
You must be committed to the provision of high-quality care, must be self-motivated and be able to work as part of our team.
Please see the job description below for further information about the role.
Please return your completed application to: Woodland Corner Nayland Primary School Bear Street Nayland CO6 4HY, or email

At Woodland Cornerl we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We carry out enhanced DBS  checks on all staff and volunteers.

Job Description - Out of School Playworker

Key Objectives

  • To work closely with the Out of School Leader and other staff as a valued member of the Woodland Corner team showing initiative and creativity.
  • To adhere to all Woodland Corner’s Policies and Procedures.
  • To foster an environment in which children are encouraged in their all round development and where high standards of care are provided.
  • To take responsibility for the safety, security and well-being of all children in their care.



  • To be a team player, working co-operatively and with flexibility.
  • To work with the Out of Schools Club Leader and other staff in the planning of activities suitable for the age range of the children and where appropriate, following the Early Years Foundation Stage Practice Guidance.
  • To assist in the running of Holiday Club sessions as required.
  • Consult with children and involve them in the planning of activities.
  • To develop positive relationships with parents, children and other staff members.
  • To assist in the supervision of children at play (indoors and outside) and at mealtimes.
  • To deliver and collect children from clubs and activities at Nayland Primary School.
  • To plan and prepare healthy snacks and meals.
  • To assist in the creation of a stimulating and attractive learning environment.
  • To communicate with parents and carers as necessary.
  • To assist with the care, maintenance and security of all equipment, resources and toys within Woodland Corner, ensuring all areas including storage and cupboards are tidy.
  • To work with other staff to carry out beginning and/or end of the day risk assessments and checks.
  • To assist with general cleaning duties at the end of the day to ensure that the premises are ready for use the following day.   

  • To attend staff meetings and training sessions as required.
  • To participate in all self development activities (including appraisals, supervisions etc.).
  • To attend training for personal development and to meet qualification requirements of Ofsted registration where appropriate.

Health and Safety

  • To undertake a shared responsibility for health, safety, hygiene and cleanliness throughout Woodland Corner at all times.
  • To provide personal care for the children as necessary and ensure their general cleanliness.
  • To operate the highest standard of hygiene and cleanliness in the food preparation, toilet and nappy changing areas.
  • To be familiar with all emergency and security procedures e.g. Emergency evacuation procedure, registration, routines for dropping off and collecting children.


  • To adhere to all Woodland Corner’s policies and procedures, including attendance of meetings and other duties as required.
  • To ensure that the Safeguarding Children policy is adhered to at all times.    
  • To ensure that the Woodland Corners Equal Opportunities Policy is adhered to at all times.

Person Specification


  • Prepared to undertake professional development as appropriate
  • Affinity with young children.
  • Ability to work as a reliable member of the Woodland Corner team, developing positive relationships with colleagues, children, parents and outside agencies.
  • Good communication skills (written and oral).
  • This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

  • NNEB, BTEC, NVQ2, NVQ3 or EYE in childcare or other relevant qualification.
  • Prepared to undertake professional development as necessary to met Ofsted requirements.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety issues
  • Knowledge of Food Safety issues
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Children’s Act
  • Knowledge and understanding of Equal Opportunities

At Woodland Corner we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect everyone working within this setting to share this commitment. We carry out enhanced DBS checks on all staff and volunteers.



We are currently looking for volunteers to join our friendly team and help at our Breakfast, Pre-School and After School Club sessions.

Please contact our Manager Cheryl Leeks on 01206 263054 for further details.


All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All Positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.