Birmingham City Council

Play Worker

Shenley Fields Nursery School Northfield Birmingham B31 1BU
£17,842 to £18,562 pro rata
13 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021
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Play Worker

£17,842 to £18,562 pro rata

Hours per week: 32.5 per week, term time only

Contract Type: Permanent

Shenley Fields Nursery School



B31 1BU

Email Address:

Telephone Number: 0121 675 3065

Job Start Date: As soon as possible

We offer day-care provision for children aged from 3 months to 2 years of age and Local Authority maintained nursery school provision for children from 2 to 5 years of age. We also offer wraparound provision in the form of breakfast, after school and holiday clubs for our whole age range.

Since September 2018, we have been a part of the Birmingham Federation of Maintained Nursery Schools. We share an Executive Head Teacher with 2 other Nursery Schools and a Governing Board with 9 Birmingham Maintained Nursery Schools in all. In addition to the full board, we also each have a local committee which focuses on the running of each cluster of 3 schools. Please see our website for further details:


Shenley Fields is a happy, vibrant, inclusive and exciting place where the passion for play and learning is obvious. We have long been and continue to be excited by the learning journey we enter into with children daily and strive to achieve ever higher levels of satisfaction, enjoyment and achievement. We continue to delight in the feedback and engagement of parents and carers. Our outstanding relationships with children, parents, carers, other professionals and one another are a key aspect of our success. Children flourish as a result of the input of staff who are attentive to their social and emotional needs as well as their physical care and well-being. They benefit from a curriculum and resources that encourage and promote creativity, exploration and development of communication skills. They quickly develop self-confidence and enjoy high levels of self-esteem in the bespoke environment for our youngest children.

We are now seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Playworker (GR1) to join our successful team. If you have the knowledge, empathy, professionalism, drive and enthusiasm to fulfil this role, alongside experienced and hard-working colleagues, we would like to hear from you.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Visits are warmly welcomed - COVID-19 safe procedures are in place.

Closing Date: 1 November 2021, 10am

Application packs are available from: quoting ref: ES2193 or can be downloaded from the Birmingham City Council website

Completed applications should be returned via email to:

BCC is a Living Wage employer 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

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