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Strathkinness Playgroup Playleader


Strathkinness Playgroup is looking to recruit a motivated, enthusiastic and caring person as a Play Leader to deliver a high quality pre-school experience to children and families who attend the group. A childcare qualification and experience of working with young children and families is essential.

The successful applicant will also be required to obtain a PVG Scheme Update through Disclosure Scotland.

Strathkinness Playgroup meets Monday - Friday during term-time at Strathkinness Church Hall, from 9.30am to 11.30pm, we also run a dedicated baby group on a Wednesday morning from 9.45am to 11.15am.


The playgroup is managed by an elected committee and follows guidelines set out by Early Years Scotland, the national body for voluntary sector playgroups and toddler groups.

The successful applicant will lead the playgroup and babygroup and will work with the elected committee to develop and grow the sessions.


To apply, please email your CV and covering note to Victoria Austin on


Closing Date: Friday 11 August




Job title: Playgroup Playleader


Responsible to: Strathkinness Playgroup Committee – Chair and Secretary


Purpose of role: To provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment for pre-school (0-5 years) children while delivering high quality and engaging sessions.


Hours: Five mornings per week during term time (9am-Noon), with additional hours per term for admin and planning tasks. Candidate must be willing to be flexible and open to proposed afternoon sessions too.


Salary: £8 per hour





•Manage the day to day running of Playgroup and Babygroup, providing a happy, safe and stimulating environment which will build children’s confidence, self-esteem and develop their social skills through interaction and play.


•Plan and prepare a weekly plan of fun and engaging learning activities each term which incorporates a craft, theme or topic and healthy snack.


•Open and set up the required materials and equipment for each session, ready to welcome children at 9.30am. Ensure that everything is cleared away and stored safely at the end of the session.


•Ensure that there are good standards of hygiene and that equipment is clean, safe and regularly checked for repair.


•To adhere to Health and Safety procedures and risk assessments


•Handle and record monies received from parents/carers and submit to Treasurer, and liaise with Treasurer regularly on financial matters for the everyday running of the playgroup

•Assist in the coordination of fundraising projects to help raise funds for the playgroup.


•Develop the playgroup in terms of reputation and growth


•Attend Playgroup committee meetings regularly and provide feedback on playgroup numbers and activities


•Be compliant with regulations adopted by the playgroup and liaise when necessary with other agencies


•Participate in training and other learning activities as appropriate.



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