Play Workers recruitment agency listing

Playworkers work with young children to provide them with a safe and exciting space in which to have fun, socialise and develop new skills.

Most playworker vacancies require candidates to have experience of working with young children and possess qualifications with a practical element. It may be possible for prospective playworkers to secure an apprenticeship. Once in employment, playworkers receive training on-the-job. They may be expected to work towards a recognised qualification, such as an NVQ in Playwork.

Playworkers must be able to build trusting relationships with the children in their care. They should fully understand the needs of children and have an awareness of health and safety issues. Good team work skills and a reasonable level of physical fitness are also essential.

Employers of playworkers include local authorities, play centres, hospitals and charitable organisations. Vacancies for playworker jobs are advertised in the press, by individual educational institutions, in specialist publications and through recruitment agencies. While there are some full-time jobs available, most are part-time. All playworkers are expected to agree to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.

Salaries for playworkers start at around £10,000 a year for a full-time staff member with no experience. Trained and experienced playworkers can earn between up to £22,000 a year, with senior managers earning considerably more.

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  • Protocol Education

    Whether you are looking for job opportunities within UK schools and nurseries or you represent a school or nursery looking to recruit staff you will find exactly what you are looking for at Protocol Education.
    Coverage Most areas within the UK
    15 Offices Nationwide
  • 4Social Work

    4Social Work supply all levels of social workers (from NQSW to Head of Service) and support workers in the child care industry to local authorities, NHS trusts and private organisations. We ensure all candidates are fully compliant (including HCPC registered and DBS certified) and recruit for a range of child care teams such as Children with Disabilities, Children & Families, Children in Care, Children Leaving Care and Children Looked After.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 15 Clements Court, Clements Lane, Essex, Ilford, IG1 2QY
  • Janus Childcare Recruitment

    Janus Recruitment specialises in the Childcare industry offering staffing solutions for all roles within the sector including: Nannies, Maternity Nurses and Music Therapists. The areas we mainly work within are London, the South East, East Anglia and the Midlands where we present all of our clients with a list of professional candidates with excellent Childcare skills. We have a plethora of accreditations, most notably from REC and OFSTED.
    Coverage London, South East, East Anglia and the Midlands
    • 145-157 St Johns Street, London, City of London, EC1V 4PW
  • Service Care - Health & Social Care Division

    Service Care Solutions supply social work, residential / domiciliary care, healthcare and substance misuse staff into temporary and permanent vacancies across the UK. We have specialist consultants in all areas. We have a large pool of available workers at very competitive rates.
    Coverage UK -wide
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    • Unit 295, 27 Colmore Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2EW
    • 31 Brighton Road, East Sussex, Worthing, Sussex, BN11 3EF
    • 1st Floor Marshall House, Ringway, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2QD
    • Daws House 33 - 35 Daws Lane, London, NW7 4SD
    • Wellington House, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1BH
    • Unit 3 Rainbow Court Armstrong Way Great Western park, Bristol, Yate, Avon, BS37 5NG
  • OMNI Search & Selection

    Typically filling positions such as Nursery Nurse, Room Leader and Deputy Manager, Omni Search & Selection offer staffing solutions for our UK clients within the Child Care sector. Our team of consultants include industry experts whose exposure to Child Care roles qualifies them to source the most capable professionals in the market. We fill permanent positions and also specialise in headhunting senior staff including Area and Nursery Managers.
    Coverage UK wide
    • Highwoods, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 6AX
  • Capita Education Resourcing

    Specialist education recruitment agency with offices nationwide.
    Coverage UK wide
    18 Offices Nationwide
  • Flex Recruitment Plus

    With a database of Nannies, Play Workers and Nursery staff, FlexPlus can deliver the Child Care staff that will add real value to how you business operates. We appreciate the sensitive nature of the Child Care sector and tailor our recruitment process to optimise our success in this market. All candidates will be reference, CRB and personality tested, and can be supplied for temporary or permanent jobs at short notice.
    Coverage UK wide
    15 Offices Nationwide
  • Culture Care Agency Ltd

    We provide locum field workers, residential and domiciliary care workers and other job roles to local authorities, the health sector, private companies and service users. Registered with Care Quality Commission (CQC) and members of United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA) in providing Home Care Services.
    Coverage Greater London, Home Counties and surrounding area
    • Bow House Business Centre, 153-159 Bow Road, Bow, London, E3 2SE

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