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Wistaston Church Lane Academy have a highly successful before and after school club. We are excited to be able to appoint a play worker to join our fun, highly motivated team, delivering a quality, inclusive play and care-centered service that meets the needs of the children and their families.

The successful candidate will have good communicate skills, be able to work as part as a team and be able to use their own initiative.

The children would like their play worker to be fun, creative, caring and kind and be able to provide exciting activities both indoor and outdoor.

Working hours will be Monday to Friday, 7:00am- 9:00am at the breakfast club and from 3:00pm-6:15pm at the after school club, term time only. This is 26.25 hours per week at £8.21 per hour. The role will involve working with children from 4 years to 11 years.

Wistaston Church Lane Academy is committed to the protection and safety of its children therefore pre-employment checks will be completed, including obtaining two references and completing a DBS check before commencing employment.

Closing Date: Monday 21st October at 4pm.

To apply, please download an application form below and return completed applications to Swan Stars Manager, Wendy Stones via email to:, or via post to the Academy's address at Wistaston Church Lane Academy, Church Lane, Wistaston, Cheshire, CW2 8EZ

For an informal discussion, please contact Wendy Stones on 01270 663619

The interview will be held on the morning of Thursday 24th October.

Application Form

Working at Wistaston Church Lane is a privilege. We require our colleagues to be ACE. This means that they must be:



We are expected to aim for excellence in our professional roles.

We must have high expectations for our learners – no excuses.



The needs and the interests of our children drive all that we seek to achieve.

We will keep up-to-date with best practice in order to deliver the best learning opportunities for our children.

We will ensure that children are happy, safe and cared for at school.



We have a duty and responsibility to be encouraging and supportive of each other.

We will model positive behaviours, including thoughtfulness and decency, and will expect children to replicate.

We are prepared to go the extra mile to provide the best possible education for our pupils.