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Outdoor Nursery Manager

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Contact careers@nurturekindergarten.com
Workplace: Worcester
Added 16-10-2017 07:11:18


Find yourself amonst a close-knit team of like-minded educators.

Mainstream nurseries getting you down? Our unique progressive nursery in Worcester may be what you've been looking for!

We are a close-knit team of talented and motivated educators who are challenging the status quo. We're part of a community of like-minded folk in Worcester, UK who are looking to grow their team.

Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten has a great opportunity to work at an exciting nursery taking a unique approach to early years education. We are passionate about early childhood and providing high quality care and education to children from the ages of 2 to 5 years old. This is a truly unique opportunity for an experienced Manager to become a part of an innovative approach to early years education.

Key responsibilities:

  • Main point of contact for parents
  • Management of 5 part time staff
  • Ensure regulatory compliance
  • Remain up-to-date with current developments in childcare and early years education recommendations, policies and legislation
  • Facilitate Ofsted inspections and to implement any recommendations
  • Support with staff recruitment
  • Reporting to Head of Training and Company Directors

Key characteristics:

We genuinely care and want to find the right people to fit with our respectful approach and ethos in early years education. Here are the key characteristics we are looking for:

  • You will of course absolutely love working with children
  • You will have the ability to build nurturing relationships with staff, parents and children
  • You are able to step back and take a calm and considered approach, with a genuine interest in the work children do
  • You are open minded to new approaches and ways of working with young children
  • You’re a team player
  • You have excellent communication skills
  • You understand the value of community and family, particularly when it comes to inspiring children
  • You love the outdoors and are happy to spend time outdoors
  • Like us, you understand the importance of respect for the child, and that the child is the main focus
  • You believe in our approach and ethos in early years education and take pride in being a part of this unique and wonderful nursery

Professional qualifications:

  • Min Level 3 Childcare Qualification
  • Understanding of the EYFS
  • Paediatric first aid training (preferably outdoors)
  • Strong references from current / previous employer

Along with the above, the following will be considered favourably:

  • Knowledge and experience of Steiner, RIE, Pikler or Hand in Hand
  • Experience of using / implementing "planning in the moment" or an emergent curriculum
  • Experience of leading a small team
  • Forest School Leader Level 3 qualification

Think this job is perfect for you? We'd love to hear from you.

Nurture Outdoor Kindergarten was founded in 2015 on the idea that a progressive education model can be combined with embracing the outdoor environment to create a vibrant, innovative Early Years setting where children's inherent desire to learn about themselves and their world is nurtured. Find us at www.nurturekindergarten.com.

Specific details

Specialist Area Forest School, Steiner, RIE
Hours Full time
Salary Range 20,000
Job Type Permanent
Recruiter Type Direct Employer


West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, Europe
, WR6 6NH