East Herts Family Centres - Early Start Activity Volunteer - Gilston

East Herts Family Centres - Early Start Activity Volunteer - Gilston

Long term role · 2–3 hrs/Week · Starting from 17 Apr 2024
Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Community & familyWellbeingChildren & youth
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Early Start Activity Volunteers needed for our Stay and Play (0-5years) Gilston Village Hall, Gilston, CM20 2RB

Detailed description

Stay & Play

A fun session for children aged 0-5 years with a range of activities and resources for children to explore. We will provide a specific area for babies with staff on hand to offer support and advice. Families can come along with their children to have fun and socialise with other parents and carers.

Stay and Play (0 - 18 months)

Gilston Village Hall

Weekly - Wednesdays

9.30 - 12.00pm

Main Tasks could include:

To support the vision of the Family Centre supporting the Early Start Team in their work with parents, carer's, families and Children (under 11years)

  • To ensure all families
  • feel welcome comfortable and valued.
  • To support the engagement of parents in their children’s development and learning.
  • Setting up/tidying away
  • activities.
  • Engage & play with the children.
  • Lead on specific activities as required.
  • Includes both indoor and outdoor activities
  • Encourage and support families to register with the service



Skills, Experience and Qualities needed:

  • Aged 18 or over.
  •  Willing to undergo an enhanced DBS check.
  • You need to have a friendly approach.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • The ability to work well in a team and unsupervised.


Support Offered:

  • Training provided prior to starting role.
  • Full induction into the service
  • Ongoing support and supervision throughout role.
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