Stay and Play Group Volunteer

Opportunity by Leicestershire County Council Family Help Service
Location County Hall, Room 500, Leicestershire, LE3 8RF

To help run a Stay and Play Group for 0-5 year olds, in various locations across Leicestershire. We run the training twice a year. When we receive your application form a member of the team will contact you to arrange an interview.

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About this role

The Children and Family Wellbeing Centres’ focus is to support families to give children the best possible start in life. We want our centres to be safe, supportive and welcoming environments at all times. We respect each other and appreciate differences in cultural backgrounds, disability, gender, religion and specific need. We always aim to work with families in a way which promotes their inclusion, welfare and development and ask that our volunteers do to the same.

There are centres in five different locations across Leicestershire: Blaby, Oadby and Wigston, Melton and Market Harborough, Loughborough, Charnwood and Hinckley. Each of these areas have a number of centres that run groups.We run many groups at the Children and Family Wellbeing Service including Parent Led Stay & Play groups, these are universal groups for all families with children 0-5 years.

The role of a Stay & Play Group Volunteer:


    • Help set up the room


    • Plan weekly activities and run the group, the activities planned by the volunteers are in line with the EYFS Prime development areas, ie, Personal Social and emotional development, Communication and Language and Physical development. You will receive support from a Volunteer Development Officer and training will be provided.


    • Play with children, role modelling play, language and interaction with the children and parents.


    • Work as part of a team.


    • Clean toys.


    • Help clear room up after session and evaluate its impact.


    • To listen and respond to the voices of the children and their families.


When you can volunteer



  • References needed
  • Willing to take a DBS Check
  • Age restrictions
  • Accepts ex/offenders

To apply for this post, you must:
• be over 18 years old
• undertake training in the role

Qualities you possess:
• enthusiasm and willingness to support children and families
• be able to relate to a diverse group of people
• effective communication
• good listening skills
• non-judgemental approach
• confidence and ability to deal with challenging situations


Location County Hall, Room 500, Leicestershire, LE3 8RF

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