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Kirkmichael Primary School Kirkmichael, PH10 7NX
£11,510 - £12,056 per year
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Part Time
21 hours per week

Job Description

Play Assistant (Fixed Term until 26 June 2025) - PKC11470
£11,510 - £12,056 (21 Hours per week, Term-time only)
Kirkmichael Primary School

Do you like working with children and want to make a difference?

If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Play Assistant to work in our small nursery here at Kirkmichael Primary School.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to step into the profession and progress a career in childcare, gaining experience while being supported to gain a childcare qualification.

You will assist in the provision of high-quality care and a comprehensive range of appropriate stimulating and creative activities, for example arts and crafts, storytelling, den building, physical play and organising trips and outings appropriate to the needs and interests of the children in the nursery.

You will be expected to work closely with the nursery Early Childhood Practitioner and wider School Team, contributing to children's learning and development within a safe and inclusive environment during term time.


No entry qualifications are required, however you will be required and supported to work towards a recognised qualification listed by the Scottish Social Services Council.

As a Play Assistant you will need to demonstrate a commitment to achieving the required qualification within the timescales set by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).  You will be supported to access the appropriate qualification financially.

You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for Day Care of Children within 3 months of commencing employment and responsible for maintaining annual membership.

The Individual

We are looking for an individual who has a genuine interest and commitment to working with children within the early learning and childcare environment.

The role is child focused which requires sensitivity, patience, and compassion along with a welcoming approach to generate a feeling of trust and safety for children and their family / carers.  

A genuine interest in the development of children and their wellbeing is essential and the important qualities are kindness, sensitivity, respectfulness, and good manners and to respect confidentiality at all times.

The successful candidate will be supported to access further training both award bearing and continued professional development.

If you would like any further information regarding this vacancy, or to arrange a visit, please contact Craig Loudon, Head Teacher at or on 01250 871929.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees.  One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post.  This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance.  You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists.  Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer.  In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours.  Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

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What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.   

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  • Young Persons Guarantee
  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Established
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