Casual Before and After School Care Play Worker, Reading

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The Abbey School ReadingReading

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £8.64 per hour
Contract term: Supply

Casual before and after school care play worker


The Abbey School is an independent GSA day school for girls aged 3 to 18 years. Founded in 1887 the school enjoys an enviable reputation of academic excellence, a rich history, a caring pastoral environment and a wide breadth of extra-curricular activity for each individual. With exceptionally high ratings in the national league tables and a thriving International Baccalaureate diploma programme, The Abbey School is the only independent school in the Berkshire area to offer such outstanding opportunities to academically able girls. The girls themselves are motivated, enthusiastic and co-operative and there is a happy, purposeful atmosphere to the school.

The staff at The Abbey School form a strong and professional community of highly skilled, dedicated and enthusiastic people. The governors and management team are committed to supporting the continuing development of its staff and maintain a good working environment with the necessary policies and procedures in place to support this. We recruit only high calibre staff who are lively, enthusiastic and committed. In return we aim to provide opportunities for employees to reach their own full potential for their benefit and the benefit of the school as a whole.

Job Purpose: 

· To assist with the provision of the Before and After School Care (BASC) for children aged 3-11 years in a safe and stimulating environment.

Key Responsibilities

· To take part in (as required) the collection and escort of children from different parts of the school to the BASC designated area

· To take part in (as part of a team):

o Regularly talking, playing and interacting with the children at BASC.

o Occasionally originating, planning and delivering craft activities that provide a variety of experiences.

o Ensuring adequate supervision of indoor and outdoor activities.

o Paying particular attention to the well-being, both physical and emotional, of the Early Years girls.

o Helping to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage programme, in particular observing and recording the achievements of the Early Years girls.

o Helping to serve tea/snack provided by school.

o Helping to set up, put away and keep clean equipment in the BASC designated area.

o Monitoring the condition of play equipment and play areas.

o Helping with the escort of children to the BASC designated area.

o Conducting fire safety procedures.

o Providing first aid when necessary; training will be given if required (First Aid is voluntary).

o Using premises with consideration for other users.

o Upholding the BASC policies on discipline.

o Supporting all aspects of BASC’s policies on Equal Opportunities, Child Protection and Health and Safety.

· To be aware of information required to meet the individual needs of the children and inform the Manager of changes for record purposes.

· To maintain communication with parents/carers

· To attend occasional staff meetings prior to ASC sessions

· To undertake any training as deemed necessary

· To undertake other duties as may become necessary and agreed with the Manager

Hours of Work

Required to work as emergency cover only, as and when required, during the normal Before School Care hours of 07:30 – 09:00 and/or the After School Care hours of 15.30-18.00, Mondays to Fridays during school term-time only. 

For more information on our lively and well resourced school and for an application form, please visit the Vacancies Page on our website  

To apply for this position, please complete an application form in full, including details of suitable referees as instructed, then send this with your full CV and covering letter by email to

Interviews will only be arranged following our receipt of a completed application form.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and interviews with suitable candidates will be arranged in due course.

For enquires please contact

Job location

More about The Abbey School Reading
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: 17 Kendrick Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5DZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 9872256
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The Abbey School is an independent, all-through day school for girls in Reading, Berkshire. There are around 1,105 girls on the school roll, between the ages of 3 and 18. 

The Abbey School was founded in 1887 and moved to its current site in 190...