Eat Make & Play Holidays

We have now filled all the places in the holiday club – there may be places available at other clubs nearby – visit to search.

Holiday club – 2nd – 5th August 2021

Weve had a amazing first week of holiday club, with nearly 50 children joining in load of fun activities, a great outing to Coventry, City of Culture and lots of outdoor play and creativity!

35 kids came on our outing to Coventry on Thursday 5th. We saw a fantastic show from the Belgrade Theatre, full of music, movement, and lots of chances to shout and sing along! The kids loved it, and were a great audience!

Then we went into the city centre and visited the cathedral ruins, the beautiful modern cathedral and the museum and art gallery.

We were so proud of our kids for their behaviour, patience, kindness to each other and enthusiasm and interest in everything. Thanks everyone for a great, culture filled, day out!

From 2nd to 26th August 2021, Eat Make Play B16 will be running a FREE Healthy Holidays programme for families in the Ladywood / B16 area, as part of Bring it On Brum.

HOLIDAY CLUB – all places now filled for summer 2021!

Places are available for 5 to 12 year olds, either in the morning or afternoon, across 4 days Monday to Thursday, and 4 weeks of the holidays from 2nd to 26th August. We will also have a trip each week that up to 30 children and siblings and parents can join in with. 

We will offer arts and crafts, sports and games, music, outdoor activities, outings, food and cookery.

Activities will be based at Ladywood Methodist church hall, with outings, outdoor activities and use of arts and craft facilities at the Eat Make Play shop. 

All children will have a shared healthy lunch between 12 and 1, morning groups will be given breakfast and the afternoon will have a healthy teatime snack. Packed lunches will be provided for outings.  

Places will initially offered by referral from local schools and community organisations, we are looking to allocate the majority of places to families in receipt of free school meals, so we can offer support to those who need it most.

Holiday club application form

Sorry, all places now filled!

Playwork applications have now closed, thank you to everyone who applied.

We are currently building our team to provide a fun, healthy and creative programme of activities for our local families, and we are looking to fill a number of paid and unpaid Playwork roles. 

All paid roles are on a sessional, self employed basis – you will need to submit a claim at the end of the project for the work you have done, and pay your own income tax and national insurance. 

Details are below, to apply please send a covering letter and CV to:

In the letter, please let us know:

  • Which role you want to apply for
  • The days and times you’re available to work – we need staff 8.30 to 4.30 Monday to Thursday between August 2nd and 26th, but if you are available for part of this time we can arrange for the role to be shared with other team members. 
  • What experience, skills or qualifications you have for the role
  • Any activities you’d like to bring to the programme, such as music, arts, dance, food, gardening, sports etc

We have a quick turnaround to get the project ready for August, so closing date for applications will be 5pm on Monday 12th July 2021.

You can also apply using the link below.

We will invite candidates to informal interview and hope to have all roles recruited by 24th July 2021.

Essential for all roles:

Experience of working with children and young people – this could be through paid or voluntary work or in your family life. 

You must be available to work Monday to Thursday between 2nd and 26th August 2021 and able to travel to Ladywood for an 8.30am start. If you are only available some of these times and days, please let us know – you may be able to share the role with another team member.

You will need to be reliable and punctual

Enhanced DBS clearance – If you do not have a DBS dated within the last 2.5 years, we will obtain one for you prior to starting

Proof of ID

Proof of eligibility to work in the UK

You will need to support and follow EMPs policies on equalities, safeguarding and health and safety, ensuring all activities are safe and welcoming for our whole community 


Hours: up to 30 hours per week (role can be shared or flexible) over 4 weeks 

Monday to Thursday between 8.30am and 4.30pm between 2nd and 26th August 2021 

Rate: £12 per hour 

Duties: Working alongside the lead playworker, other playworkers and volunteers, you will:

  • Help devise, set up and run activities for children aged 5-12, including art and crafts, outdoor activities, sports and games, cooking, music, free play and outings – training will be provided in specific activities and skills
  • Help children to join in, feel welcome and have activities to do that they enjoy and can access
  • Follow all safeguarding guidance to create a safe, nurturing, healthy setting

Play Assistant 

Rate: volunteer role, expenses such as travel and food while working will be covered


  • To assist the Playworker and lead playworker as above to provide activities for children aged 5-12

Application form – all roles

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