Out of School Club (OOSC)

Out of School Club Vacancies:

Seeking two part-time Playworkers for King Edward Out of School Club from September 2018

We are looking to appoint two enthusiastic and flexible Playworkers to join our amazing team at our popular Out of School Club based in King Edward Primary School.  Our club is open 51 weeks a year, closing for one week at Christmas, so both posts are for full year positions. This will involve working before and after school times during term time and all day throughout the school holidays. While the posts are for 16 hours, we anticipate there will be significant scope for additional hours.  This is determined on a weekly basis in response to the number of children booked into the club for each session.

We are extremely proud of our provision which is highly praised by parents and Ofsted.  We envisage the successful candidates to hold the minimum of a Level 3 Childcare / Playworker qualification and to undertake the following duties:

  • Make effective use of opportunities to provide play activities to support the development of children’s skills and experiences

  • Establish productive working relationships with children, acting as a role model and setting high expectations for behaviour

  • Work with management to establish an appropriate play environment

  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure all children have equal access to opportunities to play, learn and develop

  • Work cooperatively with colleagues within the club and across the school more widely

Application should be returned by post or email to: (sarah.parnaby@kingedward.org) no later than 12.00pm on Friday 20th July and we will be holding interviews week commencing 30th July 2018.  

Playworker Job Description

Application Form for Playworker Vacancy

King Edward Primary School has its very own 'Out of School Club'. 

We provide a breakfast club, after-school club and school holiday club.  

OOSC is open for 51 weeks a year for children aged 3 - 11 years.


During school holidays, we also run a holiday club for children aged
3 - 11 years 
(we are closed for a few days at Christmas and all Bank Holidays).

The staff team are all trained in Early Years and/or Play-work or have extensive experience working with young people. 

We strive to provide a childcare of a high standard, providing children with a variety of fun play opportunities within a home from home environment.

We work within the framework of Every Child Matters and we also volunteer for completing various Quality Assurance programmes to ensure best practice.

We regularly access the ongoing training courses as recommended by North Tyneside Sure Start Strategic Partnership - with whom we work with closely.

It is our intention that children and their individual needs are at the core of what we do - we believe all children have the right to access quality play opportunities. We aim to foster children's development Socially, Physically, Intellectually, Creatively, Emotionally and Spiritually by hosting a variety of activities in a caring and supportive environment.

King Edward Out of School Club 
Blanchland Terrace
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE30 2BD

(0191) 270 8889 (includes answering service)
Email: oosc@kingedward.org
Ofsted Registration: URN108573
Registration Status: Out of School Day Care


Your child can only attend the club once they have been registered. Registration forms contain information of your child's particulars and general care information (this is stored in a lockable cabinet in the club). 

You can obtain a form from the club office or it can be requested over the telephone and sent out via post.

King Edward Primary School Registration Form

King Edward Out of School Club

For bookings please contact:
0191 270 8889
Email: oosc@kingedward.org

Victoria Attwood
Child Care Lead

Leanne McBeth
Child Care Lead


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