About the role:

We are looking for an engaging and energetic Practitioner who will become a proactive member of our After-School Club. Working from 15:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday, you will engage in day-to-day activities at Westbank’s Kidzone Afters School club.

As an After School Club Practitioner:

  • You will assist the Childcare Manager in delivering day-to-day activities at Westbank’s Kidzone After School Club;
  • You will provide stimulating activities and a high standard of care for children aged between 3-12 in a safe, secure environment;
  • You will contribute to maintaining a varied and interesting selection of activities and play experiences for the children, becoming an integral part of their learning and development journey;
  • You will provide full care for the children, including: collecting children from school and provision of snacks/refreshments, providing play opportunities and extend learning through play;
  • You will maintain accurate data records, ensuring all administration is processed efficiently.

For more information about the role, please refer to the Job Description

What we are looking for:

  • Childcare Qualification, or NVQ in Play Work (Level 3 essential);
  • An understanding of the Play Work Principles and Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum;
  • Level 2 Safeguarding Awareness Training (training will be offered);
  • Health & Safety, Food Hygiene in the Workplace and Paediatric First Aid Certificates (training will be offered);
  • Previous experience of caring for, or working with, children aged 3-12 in a voluntary or paid capacity;
  • Enthusiasm for giving the highest possible quality care and educational opportunities;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with colleagues, parents, carers and children;
  • Previous experience of teaching in a Pre-School setting (desirable).

What we offer:

  • A generous allowance of 25 days of annual leave (pro rata) a year plus bank holidays;
  • The advantage of being able to take time off during term time;
  • Sick pay leave following successful completion of probation period;
  • Access to a 24/7 confidential advice line for staff including advice on everyday matters, debt and financial advice, legal and tax advice as well as family care advice;
  • Inclusion in a friendly and professional team who prides itself in providing excellent childcare services to Exminster community;
  • Staff discounts for Kidzone;
  • Access to a well-equipped gym with parking available on site;
  • Cycle to work scheme

To apply:

Our charity is committed to supporting inclusion and diversity in everything we do, so we encourage all candidates who meet the requirements to submit their application.

Please submit an up-to-date CV to [email protected]

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

About Westbank:

Westbank is an award-winning, Devon-based registered charity established in 1986 and became a company limited by guarantee in 2007. The organisation was originally set up to provide practical and emotional support to people in the villages along with west bank of the River Exe. The organisation now works with communities and individuals across Devon.

The centre in Exminster includes an innovative gym with disabled access equipment, Kidzone, conference facilities, day care services and volunteering and community support services. We also deliver the Healthier Devon Type 2 Diabetes prevention programme in Devon.