Tarves Playgroup and Toddlers

Playgroup Manager Vacancy / Relief PlayworkerVacancy


Tarves Playgroup and Toddlers provide pre-school care and education to Children in the village of Tarves aged 2-5 years.  In addition we provide a weekly, parent-led toddlers session.  We are a parent managed community group, and a registered Charity in Scotland (SCO16323), as well as a member of the Scottish Pre-School Play Association (SPPA). We are looking for some new staff to join our team.


Playgroup Manager

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic, motivated person to lead our playgroup team, supporting the provision of pre-school care and education for Children aged 2-5 years. 


Applicants should hold a minimum qualification of HNC/SVQ3 in Childcare, Learning & Development and must be willing to work towards the relevant qualification required by the SSSC for managers/lead practitioners which would be: 


BA – Childhood Practice 

PDA – Childhood Practice Level 9 or 

Post Graduate Diploma – Childhood Practice. 


Experience and knowledge of the curriculum as well as a willingness to register with the SSSC are essential.  

Hours: Monday – Friday (term time) 8.30am – 1pm 

Flexible working may be available by negotiation

Rate – Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience


Relief Playworker

We are also seeking a relief playworker to work on an ad-hoc basis, covering for staff illness and holidays. No experience or qualifications are required for this post,however you must be enthusiastic about working with children, and be willing to undertake training and work towards gaining qualifications.  You will also need to be flexible and be able to attend the playgroup at short notice. 

Hours: Monday – Friday (term time) 8.30am – 1pm (as required)

Rate – Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience


Applicants for both posts must be eligible to register with Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) 


For informal enquiries please contact Kayleigh Paterson (chair) on 07495963889


For an application pack please contact:

Joanne Gourlay Secretary Tarves Playgroup and Toddlers 

Tel: 07495963889

Email: Tarvessecretary@outlook.com

Closing Date Monday 7th May 2018

We strive to be an equal opportunities employer.  


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