Spend your time helping kids and parents in your community, and learn more about yourself than you ever have. Get outdoors more, get exercise, get messy and laugh, and have your son tags along with you — and get paid to do this!
Who can become an At Play Leader?
Leaders bring a wide range of experiences and talents to this work. You don’t need any formal teaching experience to be a successful leader.
What you do need is:
*A passion and joy for play
*Love of the natural world and your community
*A natural ability to connect with kids and adults
*A supportive, team spirit
How flexible is the work?
You choose the time, location and amount of classes to run, so the scope of time commitment is up to you. If you are a parent, you are always welcome to take your child/s to sessions (for free!) when you lead.
Your training will take place in our wonderful woodland with trained Forest School Leaders and Play Leaders.
What can I earn as a At Play Leader?
Leaders can earn as much as you put in to it, depending on their location (e.g. major cities/towns vs. more remote areas). Most leaders choose to run multiple sessions each day, to maximize income but this is not needed.
New Leader Certification
There is no upfront fee required to become a fully certified At Play leader. Leaders need only to commit to offering sessions consistently in their community, and they will start earning money after launching their first successful one.
At Play makes a significant investment in preparing and equipping new leaders to deliver the highest possible quality experience to families in their communities. This includes providing a set of high-quality teaching materials that leaders use season after season, and offering ongoing coaching and support. To help us defray the cost of support to our leaders and remain sustainable, we deduct 17% from a leader’s earned compensation in each of their successful seasons.
As long as a leader continues to run successful classes, we provides them with all necessary curriculum, teaching materials, ongoing training, mentorship, marketing and enrollment support, coverage of any site fees, insurance, and a high touch leader support team—all at no additional cost.
When can I start?
New leaders are asked to join us at 5 sessions ran from our woodland to gain your leader certificate. The 5th session will be ran 100% by you as a test.
Great, how do I get started?
Click the “Apply Now” button on this page to fill out our online application. A member of our team will review your application within 48 hours and then reach out to you to walk you through the next steps. There is no commitment needed to apply.
We know leading is not a fit for everyone, but everyone knows someone who would make a great At Play leader. Share the opportunity with them!