This is a fantastic opportunity to use current child care and hospitality skills or to develop new ones. The playgroup is well attended and is a wonderful atmosphere.
Duties include helping with setting out toys, craft activities, snacks and occasional help with teas and coffees for parents/carers.
There is opportunity to develop skills in leading craft, story time and games if desired. Volunteers would engage with the children during free play, being mindful of health and safety, modelling sharing, praising children’s creative ideas etc. Volunteers would be warm and welcoming to parents and carers encouraging them to engage in play with their children and stepping in to play while parents/carers have a chance for a cuppa. Duties also include tidying up, cleaning the assigned toy set , and putting away toys and crafts.
Excellent support and guidance is provided to all volunteers. Volunteers will be given an induction into the roles and tasks. Through an informal chat we will agree the volunteers experience and identify together the needs for support and training or if the candidate is experienced, responsibilities for the person. All requests for training will be discussed and considered. Support will take the form of a team and individual check in before and after each playgroup session.
This is a joyful, fun team who work hard to ensure the children and families have a positive and enjoyable experience while they are with us. You would be a welcome member of our team. This is a term time opportunity on Thursday’s. The group runs from 1pm until 2:30pm. Volunteers are needed from 12:30 until 3pm each week.
If you are interested in helping and for more details please contact Claire van Geete, Children and Families Development Worker at email: CVanGeete@churchofscotland.org.uk or tel.: 07526465105.