Name of Organisation (Employer): The Stephen Perse Foundation
Job title: EYFS Key Worker and Forest School Practitioner (HLTA)
Closing date for applications: 30/06/2019
Salary: The Stephen Perse Foundation has its own competitive salary scale
Location: Cambridge & Saffron Walden
How to Apply: Please apply directly through our online recruitment portal by visiting

Job description: The Early Years Key Worker and Forest School Practitioner is a qualified level 3 practitioner and Forest School leader required to be a Key Worker for children in our nursery and Early Years setting. To support the Early Years Practitioner and room leader in an important role caring for children and helping to maintain high quality, stimulating indoor and outdoor environments. To respond to new ideas and support new strategies to continually improve practice and promote effective learning, appropriate achievement and the educational, social and personal progress of all Early Years pupils, consistent with the aims of the school and unique needs of each individual.

Main Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Early Years Practitioner/Room Leader, be responsible for a key group of children Contribute to the creation of a safe, welcoming and inclusive indoor and outdoor enabling environment for all children to develop and learn through play Lead and plan for Forest School activities for children in Key Group and room Understand the stages of young children’s learning and development and the benefits of time spent learning outdoors Contribute to planning and evaluation of high quality provision and stimulating age-appropriate activities Be reflective of practice and routines, working with the Early Years Practitioner/Room Leader, tailoring them to meet the individual needs of each child throughout the day Observe and assess individual children’s learning and development, ensuring records are kept up-to-date, are of a high standard and are shared effectively

Person specification: Essential qualifications:

  • Full and relevant Level 3 qualification
  • Forest School Leader qualification
  • Evidence of recent EYFS relevant training

Knowledge & Experience:
Experience working as key worker with children in EYFS Experience as Forest school Leader Experience of working within and implementing the EYFS statutory framework Able to demonstrate outstanding teaching and provide a fun and learning-rich play-based experience for young children Able to demonstrate enthusiasm, energy and creativity in their planning and teaching Able to demonstrate flexibility in their classroom practice Able to effectively work with key workers, line manager and work effectively in a team

Any other information: Location: Foundation wide (Dame Bradbury, Madingley, Cambridge)

Core Hours: 0730-1630 or 0830-1730 in our year-round Nursery and Early Years setting
We are unable to accept CVs as a method of application.
Interviews will take place as we receive suitable applications.

The Stephen Perse Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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