Working in childcare


Play work refers to the skilled profession that provides enriching play spaces for children of school age. Usually employed within an afterschool and or holiday club, a playworker is an essential part of the childcare workforce, supporting children with their transition to and from school every day. You do not need any formal qualification to become a playworker, just a love of children. However, there are formal qualifications you can take to enhance your knowledge and skills. 

Skills needed:

  • Excellent listening skills and a responsible and caring attitude
  • Patience and tolerance
  • Creativity
  • Have organisational skills
  • The ability to work well as part of a team
  • Be able to take responsibility

In our short video we meet play workers in Lincolnshire.

For more information about playwork - Out of School Alliance

Find a job in childcare with LCC – search the LCC jobs page for playworker roles within Lincolnshire schools