Name of Organisation: The Woodland Nursery
Job title: Forest School Nursery Early Years Practitioner
Closing date for applications: 30/03/2018
Salary: Dependant on experience
Location: Blackheath, South East London
How to apply: Please send your CV to Tracy Paskins at

Job description: This job description sets out the main roles and responsibilities for a Forest School Early Years Practitioner at The Woodland Nursery. Candidates must have at least a Level 2 qualification in the Early Years.

Skills required:

  • excellent communication skills
  • the ability to motivate and support children •
  • problem-solving skills •
  • the ability to use your own judgment to make decisions •
  • organisational skills •
  • IT skills

In particular, the Early Years Practitioner will be expected to: teach general life skills, such as basic hygiene and manners work with any health and social care professionals, where necessary, and undertake any relevant admin/paperwork help children to learn and develop socially, physically and emotionally through familiar routines, stimulating educational play and other child-based activities create a safe and stimulating environment to promote learning assist the manager in recording children’s development and update parents/carers on children\’s progress (observations, end of term reports) work with colleagues to meet children’s needs.

Help prepare suitable snacks and drinks, change nappies or help with potty/toilet training checking equipment is in good condition assist the manager to plan, prepare and deliver purposeful and productive Forest School activities for the children select and use a range of different resources and teaching styles, appropriate to the Forest School experience ensure that you are familiar with The Woodland Nursery’s health and safety guidance promote positive management of behaviour in the Nursery environment, establish routines and boundaries to ensure the safety and good behaviour of the children ensure that children are supervised at all times conduct yourself in an appropriate professional manner at all times make yourself familiar with the contents of the Nursery Handbook and The Woodland Nursery’s policies and endeavour to follow these closely continue with your professional development and attend any relevant training as required attend 10 training/planning days out of term time within the academic year take part in The Woodland Nursery’s performance management scheme and appraisal on an annual basis.

The role involves working with a mixture of children from various ethnic cultures and backgrounds, and those with different abilities.

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