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Green Park, The Hill, and Waterloo Meadows are all available Holiday Playclubs for booking during this period. All the Holiday Playclubs are available from Tuesday 31st May to Friday 3rd June. The Booking Form and Registration Form are available to download to the right of this page. Alternatively, you can register and book using our NEW ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM.

We can accept completed Booking Forms that have been scanned and sent to us via email, these need to be sent to the usual address: reading.play@reading.gov.uk. Please note that we can only accept emailed booking forms during the pre-booking period only.

The pre-booking closing date is Wednesday 26th May so please ensure we receive your booking form and payment by this date to avoid disappointment. If you do not receive confirmation within seven days of sending your booking, please contact us to ensure your booking has been received and processed.



We at Reading Play are happy to announce that we will be trialling a new online booking system for May Half Term.

The new online booking system will allow you to book and pay for sessions at each of our three Holiday Playclubs. We will only be running the online booking system over the pre-booking period (from Friday 29th April to Wednesday 26th May). For test purposes the online booking system is available to residents within Reading Borough and Reading Borough Council employees only.

HPC Online Booking System

Guidance for the new booking system can be found by clicking here, or under 'Documents' on the Reading Play homepage. By using this booking system, you do not need to complete the usual registration and booking forms, as the online system covers everything in these forms.

To book you sessions for May Half Term, please CLICK HERE.

HPC Online Booking System

If you have any questions, please email reading.play@reading.gov.uk
or phone 0118 937 2632.



Supply Playworkers:
RG2 sp 11-15 (£7.88- £8.59 per hour)

Supply Community Playworker:
RG3 sp 15-21 (£8.59 – £10.23 per hour)

Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Part Time, Contract

Hours: Casual, as and when required

We have exciting opportunities to be involved in working within our team to provide sports and play sessions in primary Schools and our childcare settings. We require responsible individuals who have a passion in children’s development.

The Reading Play Service provides childcare and play opportunities for 0 to 12 year old children across the borough.

Positions are available to support the running of school playtime sessions, SEN support, after school sports clubs, PPA support and 0-5 sessions. We also operate 6 childcare settings including holiday play clubs and offer sports coaching sessions.

Please do not send a CV. For the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

DBS checks required for this post, safeguarding training provided on induction. An NVQ in play work desirable but not essential, and a full driving license and ability to travel would be an advantage.

For more details or an application pack, please email reading.play@reading.gov.uk or call 0118 937 2632.


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