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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    16 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 May 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Part time, term time: 15 Hours per week - Monday to Friday - Term time only - Start date: September 2024 (as soon as possible)

Contract type


Actual salary

£7,848 Per year

What skills and experience we're looking for

15 Hours per week - Monday to Friday - Term time only -Start date: September 2024 (as soon as possible)

After school club operates from 3.00pm - 6.00pm (3 hours per day)

If you are currently at University or need a convenient part time role working with children – this is the job for you!

We are looking for passionate and creative play assistant to join our school run Wraparound Care Service. As a member of the wraparound team, you will gain valuable experience assisting the delivering a wide range of engaging and participative childcare activities; working with children from ages 4 - 12. Our Play Assistants are passionate, enthusiastic and thrive in a highly rewarding role that facilitates children’s development throughout their time in Aftercare.

This is a demanding but very rewarding role suited to someone with an interest in supporting children and should ideally have some relevant experience of working alongside children. You should be self-motivated, have good communication skills and be able to engage with children positively.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Plan and deliver safe activities with groups of children from all class ranges
  • Engage with children encouraging them to participate in activities to promote learning and social development
  • Support children on a 1:1 basis who have complex needs (if required)
  • Encourage fair and caring behaviour among the children
  • Encourage independence and self-esteem
  • Ensure safety and safeguarding procedures are adhered to ensure children are kept safe
  • Assist with food preparation for serving breakfast and afterschool snacks
  • Complete various training courses including Food Hygiene and Child Safeguarding.

What the school offers its staff

You can also download an application pack via the school’s website www.thameside.reading.sch.uk (Go to: About us, Come & Work for us!) or email to request an application pack. Please email: sbm@thameside.reading.sch.uk

Closing date for applications is: Sunday 16th June 2024 but interviews will be offered on receipt of strong applications.

The school is committed to safeguarding children and is an equal opportunity provider. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Thameside Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
374 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

Primary School ,situated in the heart of Caversham, we are an extension of our diverse local community with more than 30 languages spoken here.

We are very proud of our inclusive nature and believe that every child – whatever their ability or background - deserves the best possible start in life.

Arranging a visit to Thameside Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sbm@thameside.reading.sch.uk.

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