Part Time Playroom Assistant, variable hours

Casual (Varied and flexible)

Closing date: 18th June 2022

Salary: £9.85


Where: Braunton, North Devon. EX33 1LQ

Hotel: Saunton Sands Hotel

Hours: Part time, fully flexible (especially around school holidays when we are super busy!)

Pay: £9.85 (once over 21 and qualified)


Playroom Duties and Responsibilities 

Compassionate and patient, our play leaders are here to provide exciting activities for our guests' young  children. They organise fun and educational activities and monitor the children’s safety and look after their needs whilst in their care. They may also keep records of children under their care relating to dietary requirements and any special needs the children may have.

On a typical work day, a playroom assistant / leader can expect to complete the following tasks:

Supervise and Monitor Children 

Play leaders take a hands-on role in providing a safe child care environment. Whether the children are playing or napping, our staff keep a close watch to prevent accidents or injuries. They are responsible for recording all incidents and accidents of all children while in their care.

Organise Daily Activities

Beyond safety, play leaders also maintain a fun and educational environment for children under their care. They work closely with the entertainments team, hotel and playroom managers and each other to develop engaging activities. If the play leaders also care for children with disabilities, they adapt play programs as needed to help everyone feel included.

Keep and Update Records

To meet a child’s needs no matter who is on duty, play leaders keep detailed logs of each child in their facility. Information in these logs may include a child’s attendance, temperament, food allergies, and any special accommodations the child requires, as well as who will drop off and collect the children.

Maintain a Sanitary and Safe Environment

After activities or mealtimes and on going as required, playroom staff are responsible for cleaning up messes and organising materials for the next program. They will clean and sanitize toys, kitchen tools, and other items before the children arrive or after they leave. Staff are also responsible for being mindful of safeguarding issues at all times.

Skills and Qualifications 

Ideally hold a Level 3 qualification in Childcare.

Previous experience in a similar environment

Understanding of all policies and procedures relating to children in their care

Current DBS check

First Aid / Paediatric qualification preferred

The Venue

Saunton Sands Hotel is a well-loved local business with a popular restaurant and function facilities.

We are part of Brend Hotels, a family-run company that has been a leader in West Country hospitality for over fifty years. We have a passion for excellence and each of the 11 hotels and 18 restaurants offers the same exceptional service and care we have become known for in the south-west.