Careers

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

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.

So why join our team?

  • 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
  • Fun and friendly working environment
  • Free childcare*
  • Making a real difference to children and their families every day


*Subject to availability at OSCAHS

Setting Manager (Sunbury, Middlesex)

An exciting opportunity to join our growing childcare business, the ideal candidate will be passionate about developing high, quality childcare provision, meeting the needs of the school community. We are advocates for Play and actively seek to endorse the Play Principles within our work ethos.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of our wraparound childcare service, which includes breakfast, after school club and holiday club, managing a team of Playworkers.

Be a positive role model for children and young people to look up to.

We are looking for an individual to work closely with our children, their families, host school and team of Playworkers to manage our new out of schools provision based within a Breakfast and After School Club setting at Springfield Primary School, Sunbury. The new club opens in September 2021.

The candidate should hold an NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Playwork or Childcare.

Part-time hours: 25 per week.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent, Contract

Salary: starting from £11.00 per hour

Hours: 25 per week

For more information, please contact us at careers@oscahs.co.uk or call Elaine Beach on 07803 182819

Play Leader (Sunbury, Middlesex)

We are looking for an individual to work closely with our children, their families, host school and team of Playworkers to manage our new out of schools provision based within a Breakfast and After School Club setting at Springfield Primary School, Sunbury. The new club opens in September 2021.

Play Leaders assist the Manager in the day-to-day running of the club and deputise in the absence of the Manager. Play Leaders organise, plan and take part in play and leisure activities for children before and after school, as well as during the school holidays. 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.

Part-time hours: 25 per week. (Term time, with a view to include Holiday Club hours in the future.)

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent, Contract

Salary: £10.15 per hour to £11.50 per hour

Hours: 24.5 per week

For more information, please contact us at careers@oscahs.co.uk or call Elaine Beach on 07803 182819

Play Leader (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 and After School Club setting at Yattendon School.

Play Leaders assist the Manager in the day-to-day running of the club and deputise in the absence of the Manager. Play Leaders organise, plan and take part in play and leisure activities for children before and after school, as well as during the school holidays. 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.

Part-time hours: 25 per week. (Including hours at our Holiday Club based at Meath Green Infant School.)

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent, Contract

Salary: £10.15 per hour to £11.50 per hour

Hours: 24.5 per week

For more information, please contact us at careers@oscahs.co.uk or call Elaine Beach on 07803 182819

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.