Name of Organisation (Employer): Little Forest Folk

Position being advertised (Job title): Forest Nursery Manager - Chiswick

Closing date for applications : 15 December 2017

Salary (per week, month, year OR negociable, not applicable): £27,000 - £35,000 p.a. depending on experience

Location (where is this job based?): Chiswick, London

Job categories (check all that apply): Forest School Leader

Explain how applicants should contact you / apply: Please send your CV and covering letter to hr@littleforestfolk.com

Job description: As a Little Forest Folk Nursery Manager , you’ll be tasked with providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for the children aged 2-5 years, in our beautiful outdoor setting. You’ll work with your team to create an enabling environment where children can develop and learn through play. You’ll use your existing skills, experience and passion for outdoor education to deliver a fantastic experience for our children, promote our ethos and help to make Little Forest Folk the best it can be.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of level 3 in early years childcare is required
  • 2 years post qualification experience
  • Experience in managing teams
  • Experience in forest schools or outdoor education (desirable)

Person specification : Our ideal leader will have not only relevant qualifications but a great passion for nature play and will be excited at the prospect of spending time engaged with children outdoors. We want managers who love children and want to spend some time in the forest with them. Although our managers need to be supernumerary and highly organised , we believe you can more effectively lead and inspire your team to constantly provide the best experience for our children through spending time together playing with the children. We are looking for motivated and dynamic managers, who can lead a team of practitioners and help them to grow as educators. This key role will help to shape the future of Little Forest Folk.

When you join our team, we will provide you with amazing support from out Back Office, exceptional training and a highly experienced mentor. As a growing company there will always be opportunities for career progression for the right person.

Any other information: “Wisdom begins in Wonder”

Little Forest Folk are an exciting and forward thinking organisation offering a new type of childcare for families in London. We care for and educate children aged from 2 to 5, following the core Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, incorporating learning in an outdoor environment where free play, fresh air, exposure to the natural world and physical activity are an integral part of learning.

Our aim is to address the increasing disconnect between children and nature by opening a series of outdoor children’s nurseries across the capital and beyond.

Benefits:

Salary will be £27,000 to £35,000 depending on experience

20 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays We don\'t expect you to work on your birthday when you work for Little Forest Folk Exceptional CPD opportunities including fully funded L3 Forest school training and trainings with inspirational early years experts such as Julie Fisher, Trisha Lee and many more Overseas educational trips to European nurseries and schools for CPD Regular social events Annual awards ceremony Discounts from your favourite retailers Weekend getaways in the Sussex countryside The opportunity to be the change you want to see in the world!

 

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