Current positions available


Play Support Worker 16 hours/week Funded for One Year £17,000
We are seeking a Playworker who is flexible, able to work on their own initiative and able to work on their own with children and families and most importantly, understands the benefits and importance of play for children and parents!

You will have a relevant qualification and at least 1 year's experience of working with primary/secondary age children, have excellent communication skills and hold an Enhanced DBS Disclosure or be willing to have a check.

The role will have a caseload of around 3 families who will be referred to the service from schools and other agencies, where the child / family would benefit from some support. This may be to help develop confidence, self-esteem, appropriate behaviours around peers or family members or out in the community. You may need to attend multi-agency meetings with the family or on their behalf and be able to advocate for the child. You should be able to work inclusively and in a child-centred way, in partnership with the family to meet the best outcomes for the child..

The support can be based in the family home, in the community in a centre or park or within school and will use play opportunities and activities to build positive relationships with both child and parent..

We provide regular supervision, a great team of colleagues, paid Annual leave and Pension contributions as well as access to training.

To request an application pack to apply, please email



Early Years Practitioner 10 hours/week term time only
Based at the Hut Pre-school in Twerton
Bath Area Play Project are looking to appoint an Early Years Level 3 qualified practitioner with experience of working with children with additional needs. You will be joining a small friendly team in a community play based Pre-school in Twerton, South Bath.
The 10 hour/week job is worked over 2-3 days, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday term time only. Further hours are available during main school holidays working with disabled and non-disabled children aged 5-12 years.
You will have good experience of working with children from birth to 5 years and their parents. You will be calm and patient, have a sense of humour, willing to give anything a go and able to support a non-verbal child.. Pre-school is an inclusive setting which supports and enables children to learn through play. We have a wonderful outdoor leaning environment with mud kitchen, bike track, growing areas , a soft play room, sensory room, a well resourced play based early years setting
The child needs a playful, hard working and kind practitioner who would love to help them be happy and ready for school


Community Play Ranger 4hrs/week Friday after school session 2-6pm
The Community Play Ranger post is to work one after school session each week in Foxhill in Bath, supporting children and the wider community to have a fun and playful time after school!
The role is working outside in a park alongside another CPR, facilitating a range of play opportunities which can include sports and games, sensory play with bubbles or gloop, preparing and cooking food on firepits, arts and crafts and creative and imaginative play.
Every session is different!
You will enjoy working outdoors, be an active play practitioner who understands the importance of play for childrens' development, be a great communicator and listener and able to build and develop positive relationships with children and parents.
Session runs from 15.30 to 17.30 and hours of work are 14.00 to 18.00 each week


Creche Worker Fridays Term time only 10.30 – 13.30
Working with 2 other staff, you will be working with children from birth to school age once a week on a Friday from 10.30 - 13.30 in central Bath. The crèche is for a training course which parents attend each week for 12 weeks. The work would be for blocks of 12 weeks, term time only and at the fixed times which includes time to set up and clear away.

You will have experience of working with pre-school age children, have an understanding of child development and the needs of young children, be nurturing and able to care for children appropriately. The role will involve supporting and playing with children while they play, supporting toileting which may include nappy changing and toileting, close supervision and support for the children and giving feedback to parents.



Some if not most of these positions could be worked together if you have the experience and flexibility!

Please speak to Caroline in the BAPP office for further information and to be sent an application pack, please email


Holiday Playscheme Playworkers 23rd to 27th October
If you have experience of working with disabled children and children with additional needs, we are looking for playworkers to join our teams for work during the Half term.
We have a Playscheme for children aged 3 – 5 years based at BOP, a Playscheme for children aged 5 – 19 years and another for children aged 5 – 12 years. The Early Years playscheme requires someone with an Early Years qualification but all posts, experience of working or volunteering with disabled children is the most important!
Hours of work are 6-7 hours each day and successful applicants will then have opportunities for paid work through most school holidays.
For further information and an application form, please email






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