Family Summer Playscheme

Family Summer Playscheme

Project role (Temporary) · Flexible hours · Starting from 30 Jul For around 4 weeks
Beeches Rd, Cirencester GL7 1BW, UK
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We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers (aged 17 and over) to help support our Summer Playscheme, working with children and families.

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Cirencester Opportunity Group is an independent charity, working holistically with children, parents, and carers, providing early years education and support for families. We have offered a specialist, inclusive and nurturing learning environment for over 50 years.

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers (aged 17 and over) to help support our Summer Playscheme, working with children up to 8 years old and their families, alongside our Team of staff.

Our Playscheme will operate over 3 days each week from 30th July - 23rd August 2024, 9.00am to 1pm, running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays over this 4 week period.

By giving approximately 4 hours of your time for each day you are able to volunteer, you will be helping to support activities for children up to 8 years of age.

COG’s Summer Playscheme supports families to engage with and enjoy activities over the school summer holidays. This period of time can seem very long and overwhelming for families with young children, who may not be able to access summer activities or holidays. We offer a variety of fun activities including craft, play, sports, and outdoor adventure, as well as providing a healthy snack and when available, a packed lunch. We provide a safe and nurturing environment at our specialist centre for families to make friends and enjoy our beautiful grounds. Staff are on hand to offer support to parents/carers where needed and can offer advice and signpost other organisations with whom we have links. We are also able to issue Food Bank vouchers when needed.

You would support children with craft activities which may involve simple 'cutting and sticking', painting or modelling, depending on what is planned/available. Perhaps some planting of seeds into pots or supporting play in our sandpit. We may ask you to make drinks and prepare snacks/packed lunch for children, provide a friendly listening ear to parents and carers and encourage conversations and relationship building.

We would love to hear from you, so please do get in touch if you are interested in this rewarding opportunity.

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About Cirencester Opportunity Group

We aim to provide a positive, happy and caring environment where children's individual needs are recognised and where each child is encouraged to reach their full potential. At any time, more than half of our children will have an additional need which we will support.

We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum. The children learn through a wide range of both adult and child led play activities, following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and working towards the Early Learning Goals.

Our Family Outreach Team also provide much needed support to families, including carefully planned activity sessions for parents to attend with their child, as well as small group and one to one support services.