Children’s activity support – Drop in and play

To support delivery of a variety of messy play activities for children aged 0-5 years.

This role would suit a person who wants to support and interact with families and children in a group setting.

The aim of this group is to enable and empower families to support their child’s development through play.


Provide regular appropriate support to staff in the group/session. 

Assist the staff with setting out resources and activities.

Role model interacting with children to support their development, i.e. asking children questions about what they are doing to encourage their critical thinking.

Provide a listening ear to parents (referring to staff where necessary).

Ensure that new families feel included and explain details of the group/session routine and facilities.

Join in with songs and story-time as required.

Clean and tidy away resources at the end of the session.

Be aware of, and promote other groups and support services available within the locality.

Additionally, the staff member may involve the volunteer in some aspects of planning and evaluating the session.

Any other tasks as agreed by the staff and volunteer


Full training provided

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  • Children
  • Families and Parenting
  • Health and Social Care


  • Creativity
  • General Helping


  • DBS check required
    Photo ID
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Between these dates: 04/06/2019 - 04/06/2020

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve


Little Handprints Healthy Family Delivery Site
Thundersley Primary School
Dark Lane

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