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Term Time Level 3 Early Years Practitioner

The North London Forest School Nursery
London NW3
Up to £24000 for 39 weeks per year
Closing date
17 May 2024

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Contract Type
Term time
Nursery Nurses

The North London Forest School Nursery

Position: Early Year Practitioner Level 3 in Childcare and Education

Rate of Pay: £22,000 to £24000 (depending on experience) for 39 weeks per year, term time

Hours of Work: 42 hours per week

We are open 39 weeks a year, term time only.

Hours of work: 7.30 am to 4 pm and 8.00 a to 4.30 pm, on a shift basis, Monday to Friday

Contract term: Permanent

Start date: ASAP

Place of Work: The North London Forest School Nursery, All Hallows’ Church, Savernake Road NW3 2JP


We are currently recruiting for an Early Year Practitioner to join our forest school nursery in Hampstead NW3.

We are a small nursery setting, based on outdoor education in all weather.

The successful candidate will be passionate about children’s learning outdoors, have a love of nature and physical activity.

Applicants should demonstrate the following qualifications & experiences:

· This role involves a high degree of physical activity, walking and playing outdoors with the children every day for most of the day, in all weather conditions. Good physical stamina and a love for the outdoors is a must.

· The role involves the need for strict supervision and the ability of ensuring the safety of the children at all times, both indoors and outdoors, at local parks and in the outdoor environment.

Job description and person specification:

  • Full and relevant Level 3 Childcare qualification.
  • A minimum of 3 years post qualification experience
  • Forest School practitioner qualification preferred
  • Consistently deliver and plan rich learning opportunities and exceptional care that helps all children to develop and meets their individual needs.
  • Make accurate and effective assessments, which reflect the needs, interests and stages of development of the child by supporting the delivery of the key person approach.
  • Ensuring an enabling environment is providing consistent stimulating and inspiring activities for the children in both the indoors and outdoors.
  • Ensure that British Values are incorporated and demonstrated through Early Years Foundation Stage learning and play.
  • Safeguard and promote the health, safety, and welfare of children in line with our child protection and keeping everyone safe policies and procedures.
  • Ensure internal policies and procedures are adhered to whilst also meeting the external legislation and guidelines from our governing bodies. Promote and follow guidelines implemented for managing behaviour including supporting children to manage their own feelings and behaviours.
  • Continually work in partnership with colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of the children ensuring a diverse and inclusive approach is maintained at all times.
  • Enthusiasm to work with young children
  • Key person responsibilities
  • A positive approach to learning and gaining new skills through teamwork and training opportunities
  • Punctuality and good attendance
  • Reliability and trustworthiness
  • A respectful attitude towards children, parents and colleagues
  • Excellent team work skills
  • A positive approach to inclusive practice with colleagues and children
  • A positive approach to completing relevant courses and qualifications
  • This post requires a DBS check.
  • This post requires 2 satisfactory references which will be obtained prior to the commencement of employment
  • Position to start ASAP
  • This post is subject to a satisfactory 6 months probation period.
  • The successful candidate must be qualified to Level 3 or above in childcare, an experienced nursery nurse, preferably a Forest School practitioner qualification, have a firm understanding and experience of the Early Years Foundation Stage.


  • Regular training opportunities paid for by the nursery
  • The opportunity to train as a Forest School Leader paid by the nursery
  • allocated non-contact time for admin tasks, planning and record keeping
  • Paid overtime
  • paid holiday (during school holidays only)
  • company private pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme - access to wellbeing support helpline for staff and their family members
  • Birthday vouchers
  • Christmas and end of academic year restaurant meal with team
  • £100 work clothing allowance

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