Forest School Lead/Deputy Manager, Mill Hill

Purple Dove Childcare Recruitment
Mill Hill, London (Greater)
up to £35,000 per annum
Closing date
12 Nov 2021
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Forest School Leader/ Deputy Manager, MILL HILL

  • Annual Salary: £30,000-£35,000
  • Full-time 
  • Working week: 45 hours 
  • Experience: Level 3 Qualified Forest School Training and 2+ year’s experience running a forest school class. 
  • Location: Mill Hill, North London 

Are you passionate about early years education, the outdoors and connecting children back to nature? Would you like to be a part of an “Outstanding” outdoor nursery organisation.

We are looking for a nursery Deputy Forest School Manager who has room leader and forest school experience to join this friendly supportive team within a purpose built  nursery in Mill Hill, North London, with its amazing outside space.

We believe in supporting our staff and validating their hard work with a range of benefits: 

  • 28 days annual leave, inclusive of public holidays
  • Competitive salaries
  • Career progression opportunities with three half day training sessions available for each staff member to book onto to support professional development
  • Professional development with in-house training with leading names in the Early Childhood industry
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Use of activity trackers daily for all staff
  • Perk Box staff benefits scheme which offer a range of benefits

The Role

As the Deputy Manager you will be tasked with ensuring the smooth running of the day in the forest and in nursery itself. You will directly report to the Nursery Manager, and liaise with them daily about logistics, routines and required tasks. You will be co-responsible for ensuring the safety, safeguarding and well-being of the children and staff, and will step up to manage the site in the absence of the Principal.

You will role model and promote the setting's philosophy and ethos, showing creativity and high-energy. You will mentor and guide staff to scaffold an environment for child-led, play-based learning.

 Forest school/ Deputy Manager 

Requirements for the role:

  • Level 3 Qualification in childcare.
  • Experience working with 3 months-5 year olds
  • Ofsted inspection experience
  • Forest school or outdoor Level 3 Qualification and experience of running a forest school class for 2 years +
  • A real passion for nature play and engaging children with the outdoors
  • Sound knowledge of the EYFS statutory framework
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the safeguarding children obligations
  • Someone who is highly organised, reliable and a driven team-player
  • Strong relationship-building and communication skills to build a rapport with parents and practitioners alike
  • The ability to adapt quickly to changes, is flexible and uses initiative
  • An individual who is passionate about creating new and exciting learning environments.



Purple Dove Recruitment has been working in the childcare industry for over a decade and has sound knowledge of the industry. We understand that different people have different circumstances and these can change without notice. That’s why we are always available. You can call on us anytime.

We work with childcare and early years providers of all sizes. Our consultants are passionate about meeting and exceeding your expectations, whether it is to find the right position for you or to find the right candidate for your setting or home.

We cover Greater London and the surrounding Home Counties, with dedicated regional childcare consultants looking after each area; people who know and understand the needs of local childcare businesses and childcare staff.


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0203 633 4014
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62 Southfield Park

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