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As a Playworker you’ll be responsible for setting up activities for children to explore through play. Working as part of a team, you will help to create a safe, welcoming and inclusive play environment for children and young people aged 3 to 14 years old.

Your location of work may include a wide range of settings, such as:

  • Out of school childcare
  • Staffed adventure playgrounds
  • Peripatetic Playwork projects
  • Holiday playschemes

You’ll encourage children to use their imagination and make opportunities for them to create new and different spaces for playing; places big and small, inside, or out, that are attractive and offer freedom to play in a safe environment.

You’ll work as part of a team, liaise with parents and advocate for children's right to play in their community.  This means, observing and recording children’s development and plan activities to support their continued learning and development.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • A caring and patient nature
  • To be enthusiastic, creative and take on board new ideas
  • Good communication, including verbal and listening skills
  • Confidence around children and adults
  • To create new opportunities for playing
  • To be able to adapt to changing situations
  • To encourage children’s independence
  • To be able to assess risks involved and intervening where necessary.

The Playwork Principles help explain the roles and responsibilities.

Find out more information on qualifications for this role with Play Wales.



Name : Tayla Baker
Overview : Tayla works with children to inspire, learn and develop through play, in the secure and safe environment of Cwtch Nursery.

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