Preschool volunteers - For All Healthy Living Centre, Weston-super-Mare

Springboard Opportunity Group

Name: Preschool volunteers - For All Healthy Living Centre, Weston-super-Mare
Organisation: Springboard Opportunity Group
Location: For All Healthy Living Centre, 68 Lonsdale Avenue, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 3SJ


Are you considering a career in early years, or have you ever worked in a school or early years setting? Or are you looking for a new, rewarding and worthwhile experience?

At Springboard we work with children, from birth to 5 years, who have a wide range of additional needs and disabilities, and their families.

We need energetic volunteers to play with the children in our setting at the For All Healthy Living Centre, Weston-super-Mare, alongside our staff team.

You will learn new skills, have fun, meet new people, take part in training, and most importantly get great job satisfaction seeing the children's progress and achievements.

Typical tasks would include :
Supporting children to engage with play and activities, indoors and outdoors
Helping to set up and tidy away after sessions
Communicating with children appropriately
Helping children develop their self help skills.
Springboard will DBS check all volunteers.

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Organisation Description

Springboard Opportunity Group is a voluntary sector daycare provider, registered and inspected by Ofsted. It is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The charity is managed by a group of elected trustees, many of whom are parents of children who currently or formerly benefited from Springboard.

Springboard was formed in 1986 by a small group of parents living in North Somerset, who all had pre-school age children with special educational needs and could not find the support they required during the early years of their children's lives.

Since we started, we have worked with just over 1200 children and their families and we now provide a vital service for over 100 children and their families every week.

We work with a wide range of children with additional needs including those with autistic spectrum disorders, physical disabilities, sensory impairment, emotional and behavioural difficulties, communication difficulties and other learning disabilities.

We benefit from having a strong team of almost 50 qualified and experienced staff and involve over 30 dedicated and hard-working volunteers. Our staff have built up a strong base of knowledge and expertise over many years, which we share with parents and carers and with staff in local authority pre-schools.

Springboard is the only organisation of its kind in the North Somerset area. Our services are tailored to the development needs of each child, enabling them to build the essential strong foundations that will benefit them for the rest of their lives


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Cause / Interests

  • Children
  • Disability
  • Education and Literacy
  • Families

Types of Activity


Skills and Qualifications


Ability to play and communicate with children at their own individual level
Able to work as part of a team under the guidance of the Room Leader
Be able to work within a busy nursery playroom


Learn new skills
Meet new people

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: Yes
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, DBS Check, Informal discussion, References, Taster session, Trial Period