specialist education recruitment

Nursery Deputy Manager

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Workplace: London, UK
Added 25-09-2020 10:27:39


An experienced Nursery Deputy Manager for outdoor nursery sites across SW London

Little Forest Folk are looking for an experienced Nursery Deputy Manager to join our exceptional team at sites 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 Nursery Deputy Manager, 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.

What we are looking for in our ideal Nursery Deputy Managers:

  • Experience of working in a nursery/private day care setting as either a Room Leader or Deputy Nursery Manager

  • Preferable experience within outdoor education environment (desirable)

  • A relevant childcare qualification for the role (Minimum NNEB, NVQ3/Diploma 3)

  • Knowledge and experience of working within and implementing the EYFS statutory framework

  • Knowledge and understanding of the safeguarding children obligations

  • Highly organised, driven and motivated team-player

  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes and interact with children, team-members and parents for different purposes and different contexts

  • Approachable and caring with a passion for working with children and the outdoors

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

  • 28 days annual leave, inclusive of public holidays

  • 1 additional day of annual leave after each full year of employment

  • 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

  • Bike to Work scheme (with Cyclescheme)

  • Techscheme

  • Cash back health plan (with Paycare)

  • Workplace Nursery scheme

Hours: 40 hours per week
Location: 6 sites across South West London

Salary: £25,500 - £27,000, dependent upon experience

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

Specific details

Specialist Area Forest School
Hours Full time
Salary Range 25,000
Job Type Permanent
Recruiter Type Direct Employer


London (Greater), England, United Kingdom, Europe
Little Forest Folk , W4 2JR


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