After school childcare

Jobs at Islington Play Association

Paradise Park Children's Centre

Jobs at Islington Play Association

Jobs

Read on for more information about the job opportunities we currently have available and details about how to apply.

Nursery Cook 

  • Hours: 25 hours per week (5 hours per day, Monday to Friday) 
  • Salary: £18,106 – £18,404 (grade SC2)
  • Located: Paradise Park Children’s Centre 
  • Reporting to: Nursery Manager

Paradise Park Children’s Centre is looking for a friendly and enthusiastic cook to plan and prepare lunches and teas for the lively children and babies in our nursery. You will make sure that they get nutritious food to help them keep playing all day long. You will care about children eating healthily, have a positive outlook and a can-do approach. You might already have been working in a similar role or have other experience as a cook or making meals for children that you would like to turn into a new career.

To apply: Please take a look at the Job Description. To apply, complete the application form and email it to recruitment@islingtonplay.org.uk with the subject line ‘Deputy Playworker application’

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Interviews: to be scheduled on a rolling basis

Deputy Playworker

  • Hours: 20 hours per week Tuesday to Saturday during term time and 35 hours per week Monday to Friday during school holidays
  • Salary: £27,306 to £28,128 Pro rata (Equivalent to £18,529.07 to £19,086.86) 
  • Located: Adventure playgrounds in Islington
  • Reporting to: Playground Coordinator (Adventure Playground Manager)

As one of our part time Deputy Playworkers you will be an integral part of a small team on one of our sites in Islington. You will encourage and support children of different ages to play outside so they can enjoy and make the most of their imagination and curiosity. You will use your interpersonal skills and reflective approach to intervene appropriately and sensitively and in the best interests of the children. 

To apply: Please take a look at the Job Description. To apply, complete the application form and email it to recruitment@islingtonplay.org.uk with the subject line ‘Deputy Playworker application’

  • Deadline: Wednesday, 28th February 2024
  • Interviews: to be scheduled on a rolling basis

Early Years Worker

  • Hours: 35 hours a week, all year round.
  • Salary: £26,193 – £27,060
  • Located: Paradise Park Children’s Centre, Islington
  • Reporting to: Nursery Manager

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, energetic and experienced early years worker to join our team at Paradise Park Children’s Centre.

Are you an excellent practitioner with the ability to create a culture of curiosity, awe and wonder in beautiful and natural surroundings? Are you driven to truly ‘make a difference’ in the lives of each and every child in your care? Do you have an Early Years Qualification equivalent to NVQ L3 or above? If so then we really want to meet you.

We’d love you to become part of our happy nursery in Islington as a key worker, focussing on encouraging children to be children, learning through fun and engaging play. We educate and care for children aged from 0 to 5, following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.

You will be working with a dedicated team in a caring, family-friendly, characterful and stimulating environment which is inviting to children, parents and staff.

To apply: Please take a look at the job description. To apply, complete the application form and email it to recruitment@islingtonplay.org.uk with the subject line ‘Early Years Worker application’

  • Deadline: ongoing
  • Interviews: to be scheduled on a rolling basis

Sessional Playworker

  • Post: Playworker (Sessional)
  • Hours: As required during opening times. Playgrounds opening hours are: Term time: Tuesday-Friday 3.15-6.45 and Saturday 12-5.00; School holidays: Monday to Friday 10.00-6.00.
  • Salary: £13.39 per hour, including holiday pay
  • Located: Various venues and adventure playgrounds throughout Islington
  • Reporting to: Playground Manager

OVERVIEW: Playworkers put children’s play first. As a member of IPA’s pool of sessional workers you will be offered a range of job opportunities in the borough of Islington. We are particularly looking for people to work at our adventure playgrounds throughout school holidays. The position is sessional and you will be recorded on our pool list and will be contacted when work is available. 

To apply: please look at the job description, complete the application form and send to recruitment@islingtonplay.org.uk. You can apply at any time but please note interviews will be scheduled termly. 

37% of children claiming free school meals in Islington attend adventure playgrounds Source: Annual Report 2016