We are an established, friendly and well-resourced Afterschool and Holiday Club operating from the premises of Newnham Croft Primary School in central Cambridge caring for children aged 4-11 and we are looking for an enthusiastic Playworker to join us in providing a great space for children to play and relax after school, to explore and make new friends..

 No qualifications are necessary for this position as training will be offered to the right candidate; our chief requirement is that you should enjoy working with children, be enthusiastic and willing to learn as you go along. Main duties will be to facilitate safe and creative play opportunities based upon the interests of the children. There will also be some light cleaning and tidying up.

The afterschool club runs from 2.45 pm until 6.15 pm Monday to Friday and we require our new playworker to ideally work all 5 afternoons although we are prepared to consider job sharing.There will be optional holiday club work available also (9 hours per day). Our rates of pay are competitive.

The successful candidate will be subject to Enhanced DBS & reference checks in line with LSCB requirements.

Are you interested?  If you would like to know more and fill in an application form, please contact Maureen.

Mob: 07812788195 Email :



Thank you for checking out our careers opportunities page! Playwork is definitely worth considering if you like children and feel that you would enjoy helping them to discover new abilities and gain confidence in all sorts of ways whilst at the same time being able to step back and allow the children to play freely (yet safely!)  in their own way. You could not call this work boring as every day is different. The more energy you invest, the more you too will gain from it.

Do get in touch if you are interested as we may have part time opportunities available and / or holiday work.

And just so you know...All our employees are vetted before working for us so you will require an enhanced DBS check and references will be checked also. 

Deputy manager

Rocky is leaving!

We are looking for another Rocky to be our DEPUTY MANAGER!

Rocky is:

  • Trained to L3 in Playwork, although Early Years or relevant Education and Childcare qualifications would be fine too as long as they are L2 or above
  • Committed to the safety and welfare of all the children in our care
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and reliable
  • Knowledgeable about all the club's policies and procedures and she ensures that these are all adhered to in the day to day running of the club
  • Helpful in coming up with ideas for craft and other activities and able to explain and empower the children to have a go and give new things a try
  • A good communicator with all users and associates of the club
  • Able to stand in (deputise) for the manager in their absence both at After school club and/or during holiday club

In return for all this, we offer our Deputy Manager

  • Competitive rates of pay commensurate with experience 
  • Some flexibility in working hours. You will need to be available to work during school terms and for some of the school holidays but, if you supply us with good notice you will be able to take your holidays when you choose - just not at the same time as the manager!
  • Holiday pay
  • Pension

Interested? Please contact Maureen on (0781) 279 8195 or email for an application pack/further details

All successful candidates will be reference checked and subject to a DBS enhanced disclosure check