Looking for a career in Playwork? Why not join our team today?

Before we get started, take a look at why you should join our OSCAHS family?

    • Career development
    • Training opportunities (including NVQ training and specialist training)
    • Work free weekend
    • Flexible hours to work around your lifestyle
    • Access to support through our EAP scheme
    • Time off to celebrate your birthday
    • Extra annual leave after two years’ employment
    • Auto-enrolment pension scheme
    • Annual social events
    • Annual Play Day Event
    • Fun and friendly working environment
    • Free childcare (subject to availability and Terms & Conditions)
    • Making a real difference to children and their families every day

At OSCAHS, nurturing an individual’s development is not limited to a child or young person in our care. We strongly believe in nurturing all of our colleagues. From staff inductions through to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD), we are here to support you all the way. We are here to celebrate your goals and your successes with you.

Children and their families can expect high quality childcare and play opportunities at OSCAHS. We aim to provide a world-class service, where OSCAHS is the children’s first choice of where they want to be.

We believe that happy staff mean happy children. Children thrive when inspirational people surround them. Therefore, we are looking for people to join us who are:

  • Fun and can make children laugh
  • Passionate about children’s play and the importance of Playwork
  • Caring and sensitive to the needs of children and their families
  • Positive role models for children and young people to look up to

OSCAHS has provided high quality childcare and play services since 2005. We work closely with our host schools to create a bespoke out-of-schools package that ensure every child is at the centre of everything we do. Our colleagues are committed to the vision and high expectations we have created together, and we are looking for like-minded individuals to join us on our journey.

We follow strict safer recruiting policies and ensure that all our colleagues receive the relevant safeguarding training, as well as other relevant training, and DBS enhanced disclosures to enable them to work safely.

Play Leader/Deputy Manager (Horley, Surrey)

We are looking for an individual to work closely with our children, their families, host school and team of Playworkers to manage our out of schools provision based within a Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Club setting at Yattendon School.

The Play Leader supports the Manager with the day-to-day running of the club. The Play Leader will organise, plan activities for children before and after school, as well as during the school holidays. The Play Leader supports the Manager with admin duties, such as supervisions, appraisals etc. They are also advocates for children’s play.

Our Play Leaders care and supervise the children, making sure they are safe and happy.

The candidate should hold an NVQ Level 2 in Playwork or Childcare. (Acess to NVQ training may be available for candidates without a recognised qualification.)

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent, Contract

Salary: £12.00 per hour (starting rate)

Hours: 23 per week (extra hours per week may be available during Holiday Clubs)

For more information, please contact us at or call Jenny Clayton on 07720 683992

Playworker (Redhill, Surrey)

We are looking for someone who can get their hands dirty with messy play, be ‘goaly’ in a game of football, construct a lego tower and get inventive and creative. If this is you, we want to hear from you!

The successful candidate will be working with our friendly team in our breakfast club and after school club based in Redhill, Surrey, term time.

Part-time hours: 22.5 hours per week in term time. (Hours may be available at our Holiday Club based at Yattendon School, Horley.)

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent, Contract

Sarting rate: in line with the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW)

For more information, please contact us at or call Jenny Clayton on 07720 68399

OSCAHS is committed to equality of opportunity, supporting and valuing diversity. We have a formal Equal Opportunities Policy, which is available upon request.
We are committed to safeguarding the children and young people in our care. Working within our organisation is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, which is satisfactory to OSCAHS. We will require full sight of the DBS certificate, and if appropriate, we will also check your status online via the DBS Update Service.