MLH Club Limited (formerly Mum's Little Helpers Out of School Club) provides a Breakfast, Afterschool and Holiday Club care facility in the London Borough of Croydon (Addiscombe and Shirley).
During term time this takes the form of Breakfast Club from 7:30am to 9:00am and After School' Club from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. During the School holidays we run a Holiday Club from 7:30am to 6:00pm. As part of our services, we also to provide Emergency Back Up Facilities during term time to help parents deal with unexpected events . We are totally committed to delivering the following for the benefit of all the children in our care:
- A safe and secure environment
- A fun and friendly place to be
- A flexible child collection service (during term time)
- Nutritional and wholesome meals
- A social environment where friendships are formed
- Continuous development through varied activities
- A professional, confidential and caring approach
- Full compliance with all legal requirements and regulations
MLH Club Ltd are recruiting a Playworker to work in their Breakfast and After School Club in Addiscombe. The duties include:
- Assist with planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment.
- Providing comprehensive care for the children including delivering/collecting them from school and delivering them safely to our settings at the end of the day to their parents or carers.
- Setting up the play space including moving furniture and play equipment
- Providing refreshments and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.
- Administering first aid when necessary.
- Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities.
- Helping with club administration, where necessary.
- Encouraging parental involvement in the club.
- Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, and schools.
Essential qualities and/or desirable qualities:
- Experience of working with 4 to 11 year olds
- Understanding the varied needs of children and their families
- Understanding the issues involved in the delivery of quality play care
- Understanding the issues of equal opportunities
- Provide and facilitate safe and creative play
- Good communication skills
- Able to work as part of a team
- Sound judgement and common sense
- Sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of the children
- Experience of working within a play-based setting
- Experience of administration
- Competent in using IT to support play and club administration
- Ability to work on own initiative
- Relevant qualification Level 2 qualification or willingness to work towards this
- Appropriate Child Protection training
- Current Paediatric First Aid Certificate
- Food Hygiene Certificate
Working relationships: Children attending the club and their parents/ carers, management and staff, including students and volunteers, childcare and play organisations, schools, registering authorities, and funding bodies