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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.

More about this Career

Average Salary

£6562

New workers start around £1829. Normal pay is £6562 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £16733.

Jobs

1642

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • 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.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Learning Strategies

    56

  • Active Listening

    55

  • Reading Comprehension

    55

  • Critical Thinking

    54

  • Speaking

    54

  • Writing

    51

  • Monitoring

    50

  • Active Learning

    47

  • Mathematics

    32

  • Science

    17

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