Job Description

Dulwich Prep London is the most exciting and stimulating place to work. With around 850 pupils, it is the largest boys’ prep school in the UK and is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the most cosmopolitan city in the world. The School’s strength is its community: our staff who are professional, passionate and brilliantly collegiate (CPD is extremely important); our pupils who are inquisitive, challenging learners with a spring in their step, and our parents who are hugely supportive, appreciative and ambitious.


We are looking to recruit a Play Leader to work in the Pre Prep section of the School, to start as soon as possible.


Our Play Leaders are responsible for creating a fun, active, stimulating and safe environment for the children, enhancing and leading their play through well planned and organised activities.


We would welcome applicants who have experience of caring for and inspiring children, who possess an excellent knowledge and understanding of safeguarding procedures, and who can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the issues involved in the deliver of quality play care and activity sessions. A willingness to assist with class based activities, such as listening to children read and undertaking social skills group sessions, is also essential.


Dulwich Prep London offers excellent facilities and resources for its staff and pupils, as well as supportive and energised colleagues, a commitment to professional development and staff well-being opportunities and small class sizes.


The hours are 7.45am to 5.15pm each day for 35 weeks each year, including all School term time weeks and relevant INSET days.


Please read the Job Description and Application & Recruitment Process Explanatory Note below. Completed application forms, along with an Equal Opportunities form and a covering letter explaining your suitability for this role, should be sent to Tamsin Hutson, HR Manager, at


Closing Date: Friday 28 October 2022


Interviews:   Weeks commencing 10 October and/or 31 October 2022


We reserve the right to appoint at any time during the recruitment process.


Dulwich Prep London is an Equal Opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the DBS and an online search.