Nursery Site Manager
As a Tree House Friends Site Manager, you will be tasked with ensuring the smooth running of the day in the woodland. You will directly report to the head of nursery, and liaise with this person daily about logistics, routines and required tasks. You will be a role model to other staff onsite, mentoring the team and promoting the setting’s philosophy and ethos among the children and staff team. You will be co-responsible for ensuring the safety, safeguarding and wellbeing of the children and staff at all times. You’ll use your existing skills, experience and passion for outdoor education to deliver a fantastic experience to our children,
This role can be a part time role for the right candidate, potentially working 8am – 1pm.
What we are looking for
Our ideal site manager 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. You will need to be 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 also help to shape the future of Tree House Friends by training staff members to manage themselves and focusing on training our Deputy to take charge in your absence. As a growing company there will always be opportunities for career progression for the right person.
A minimum of level 3 / QTS in early years childcare is required
2 years post qualification experience
Experience in managing teams
Experience in forest schools or outdoor education – desirable
Full driver’s license - desirable
Tree House Friends are an exciting and forward-thinking setting offering outdoor childcare for families in North London. We care for and educate children aged from 2-5, 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 an outdoor nursery, thriving to achieve an Ofsted rated Outstanding.
Tree House Friends was established to give children - including our own - the chance to grow up with a sense of awe and freedom as part of their everyday lives. After all, wisdom begins in wonder. We have created a world where children are inspired by nature to live a simple and naturally healthy lifestyle, breaking away from the modern childhood of sedentary screen based or prescriptive plastic toy playtime to play the natural way we played as children.
We want to give every child the childhood they deserve. We welcome children from all backgrounds and will help children achieve their maximum potential in life by helping to develop their characters to give them the tools they need for a happy and successful life - confidence, resilience, self-motivation, enthusiasm, independence and an insatiable curiosity about the world.
We strive for constant innovation to ensure we are committed to offering the best known practice in educating children and are passionate to the point of obsession with an outdoors, child-led, play-based happy and healthy environment. We see ourselves not as babysitters offering childcare but as inspirational educators offering an incredibly fun and learning-rich experience for children - the fact that we also offer childcare is almost incidental.
We are a family run business and rather than focusing on profits, we exist to provide an incredible experience for children. Our staff are inspiring, passionate advocates of the lifestyle we promote. We include our staff in the running of Tree House Friends as they aren’t just our employees, they are part of our family and are our ambassadors. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
How to apply:
To apply please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to join our
exciting venture. For further details and to see what we get up to all day, feel free to find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/treehousefriends or try our website on www.treehousefriends.co.uk. If you have any questions about the role, please get in touch with us! If you haven’t heard from us within 2 weeks of closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.