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Breakfast club and After School club Leader

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Job Purpose:
• To actively participate in the operational delivery of high-quality play and care provision for children aged 4 – 11 years before and after school.
• To provide stimulating activities, engaging with children in a safe environment.
• To build links and work in partnership with parents, carers and professionals to promote the well-being of the children.

Elsworth C of E (VA) Primary School is committed to providing an excellent standard of education with a strong Christian ethos. Pupils are proud to attend our school and are keen to learn. They speak positively about being part of a small school where everyone is known, accepted and cared for. All our work is underpinned by the motto of the school, “We work, we play, we care, we pray”. The staff are committed to respond fully to the academic, social, spiritual and emotional needs of our pupils and this is reflected in all aspects of our school’s work including our wrap around care.

We are looking for a special person who is highly motivated, hardworking and enthusiastic to join our team.


Advert end date: 1st May 2024

Interview date: 9th May 2024


For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact 

Lizzy Bennett at

Elsworth Primary School – Inspiring learning, friendship, compassion and faith

What will you be doing?

To provide a safe, friendly and secure environment for children to enjoy before and after school as part of the school’s wrap around care offer. Communicate with staff, parents and carers in a professional and welcoming manner.

Care for children:
• To provide breakfast for children at the before school club and ensure they arrive in school at 8.45am.
• To collect children after school and escort them round to the After School club.
• To maintain registers of attendance and ensure children are collected by known adults and signed out.
• To return registers to the School Office at the end of every day.
• To direct all parents’ communication to the School Office.
• To ensure the safety and well-being of all children, providing emotional support where necessary.

Child development:
• Help support the emotional, social, physical and educational development of all children taking account of the individual’s needs.
• Establish and maintain supportive relationships with individual children by building mutual trust and respect.

Day to Day organisation
• To plan and implement a fun programme of activities and ensure all children are included.
• To provide a focus for the implementation of sports activities for the children.
• To maintain children’s safety at all times.
• To work together as a team to maintain the Club to an agreed standard of cleanliness and hygiene and to advise the Headteacher or Office Manager of any concerns regarding children, parents or safety of equipment.

Behaviour Management
• Always promote positive behaviour management in line with school Behaviour policy.

Working Relationships
• Maintain effective and professional working relationships with colleagues, parents and outside agencies.
• Attend and actively participate in relevant staff training.
• Take responsibility for own professional development.

Child Safety & Security
• Remain vigilant at all times to ensure all children remain safe at school.
• Deal with any accidents, first aid issues or child illness in line with school policy.
• Follow advice and information relating to Keeping Children Safe in Education; Child Protection; the Prevent duty and take necessary action as appropriate.
• Inform the Headteacher (DSL) or Deputy Head (DDSL) of any concerns related to Child Protection in line with School policy.

• Observe the school’s policy on confidentiality.

About you

Job Specification

 Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education, or other relevant qualification in nursery work or childcare (or willingness to work towards a qualification if not already held)
 Experience of providing support and pastoral care for children
 Excellent communication skills with adults and children

 Good organisational skills
 Ability to build effective working relationships with pupils and adults
 Excellent verbal communication skills
 Active listening skills
 The ability to remain calm in stressful situations
 Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding children

 Enjoyment of working with children
 A team player who can work in a busy environment
 Sensitivity and understanding, to help build good relationships with pupils
 A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school
 Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times
 Commitment to safeguarding pupil’s wellbeing and equality
 Good attendance and punctuality
 An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

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