Early Years Teacher/ Educational Leader (EYTS/QTS) for Forest School Nursery

Little Forest Folk
South West London
£27,000 - £28,500 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
22 Jul 2022
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Job Details

Role: Early Years Teacher (Educational Leader)
Hours: 40 hours per week
Location: Fulham, Putney and Morden (London)

Salary: £27,000-£28,500, dependent upon experience

Little Forest Folk are looking for experienced Early Years Teachers to join our exceptional teams at our Fulham, Putney and Morden nurseries across South West London.

Come and join our beautiful fully outdoor forest nurseries, where we are providing 2-5 year olds with an exemplary early years learning experience, to help them become the children most likely to succeed in today’s world.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with deputy manager, room leader or other leadership experience, who is passionate about early years education and the outdoors to join an “Outstanding” outdoor nursery organisation, recognised by the Queen for their innovation.

The Role

As a Forest Nursery Educational Leader, you’ll be tasked with providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for the children aged 2-5 years, in our beautiful outdoor setting. You’ll work with your team to create an enabling environment where children can develop and learn through play. You’ll use your existing skills, experience and passion for outdoor education to deliver a fantastic experience for our children, promote our ethos and help to make Little Forest Folk the best it can be.

Our Educational leaders are inspirational, qualified teachers who are passionate about self- directed education within a natural environment, In this exciting role, you’ll work in the forest with our children supporting them every day in their fun, learning and development.

What we are looking for in our ideal Educational Lead/Third in Charge:

· A minimum of Early Years Level 3 qualification or QTS/PGCE

· Experience working with 2-5 year olds

· Forest school or outdoor experience is desirable but not essential

· 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

We believe in looking after the people who look after our children, so our educators enjoy a range of perks such as;

  • 1 additional day of annual leave after each full year of employment
  • Service anniversary recognition awards 
  • A day off on your birthday – everyone should spend their birthday eating cake, not at work
  • The opportunity to work for a week in the beautiful Tuscany.
  • Competitive salaries
  • Funded Level 3 Forest School Qualification
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Professional development and in house training with leading names in the Early Childhood industry
  • Social events throughout the year
  • A fit, healthy, active job
  • Discounts at our favourite outdoor retailers

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to join our exciting venture.

To learn more about what we do at Little Forest Folk, feel free to find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/littleforestfolk or try our website on www.littleforestfolk.com. Should you have any questions about the role, we'd love to hear from you!

Privacy notice for job applicants can be found on our website here: http://www.littleforestfolk.com/careers/



We are always looking for special staff who understand our passion and our vision to get more kids outdoors. Send in your CV to careers@littleforestfolk.com with the subject Careers if you’d be interested in joining our team.

We spend from 9:30am to 3:30pm outdoors, year round, no matter the weather. We employ people with a zest for life, a love of the outdoors and a passion for the importance of kids playing and being outside.

We welcome applications from practitioners qualified to NVQ Level 3 or above in Early Years childcare but also accept applications from non-qualified candidates who share our desire to reconnect children with nature. Any Forest School qualifications or experience are a bonus but not a requirement, as we train in-house. 

To show our appreciation for your dedication we pay above industry average. We offer an incomparably beautiful setting for your days. We guarantee you'll be working with incredibly friendly and like-minded colleagues. And at Little Forest Folk we don't believe you should work on your birthday!

Visit our website on www.littleforestfolk.com

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074 2252 7329
Little Forest Folk

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