Name of Employer: Wanstead Flats Forest School
Job title: FS Assistant facilitator
Closing date for applications: ASAP
Salary: negotiable, depending on experience
Location: Leytonstone, East London
Explain how applicants should contact you / apply: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or send cover letter and CV to apply.
Job description: Start date: September 2019
Days and hours: Mondays & Thursdays OR Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays term time only, with optional ad hoc weekends, other weekdays and school holiday work in addition, hours 8:30/9am-4pm
Role: to assist lead facilitators on weekly parent/carer and child Forest School sessions for children aged 1-5yrs. Our sessions are ongoing, with many of the children have attended for years since they were very young, rooted in the Forest School approach, for families to connect with one another and the natural world, learn new skills, ways of playing, understanding, taking care of and exploring wildlife throughout the changing seasons. The sessions are as child-led as possible with some experiences being offered and guided by facilitators. The groups run out of our site which is based in a self-contained, private woodland immersed in nature. We have access to toilet facilities.
Person specification: Facilitators must have either a Level 2 or be embarking on a journey to gain a Level 3 Forest School qualification or have equivalent experience. We are especially keen to hear from those who also have an understanding of child development and an interest in working with other alternative forms of education such as Steiner Waldorf but this is not requisite. For someone who is wanting to train, this role would offer some solid practical Forest School experience, with the opportunity to also develop and practice leadership skills, to underpin the training.
Any other information: We are Wanstead Flats Forest School, a not-for-profit project founded by a group of local parents and run by a small team of facilitators. We have been facilitating sessions for a few years now and have been overwhelmed by the positive response we have had and by how many people have been wanting to play, learn, get their feet and hands muddy with us.