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Forest Schools Practitioner

University of Essex - UECS - Day Nursery

Location: Colchester
Salary: £17,841 pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th February 2019
Closes: 4th March 2019
Job Ref: REQ02356

UECS – Day Nursery

Set in the peaceful surroundings of Wivenhoe Park at our Colchester Campus the Day Nursery offers high quality care and education to children from 3 months to 5 years. We are open to the general public, University staff and students.

We are looking for a passionate and inspiring Forest Schools Practitioner to join our pre-school team in leading and implementing regular Forest Schools sessions. The setting is lucky enough to have access to the beautiful facilities and surroundings of the University of Essex Colchester Campus, including a lake, wooded areas and open spaces.

Duties of the Role

You will work with the Nursery management team to develop, implement and lead Forest schooling in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the nursery.

Responsibilities will include planning and implementing learning opportunities specific to the needs of the ages and stages of development of the children, assessing and recording their progress of learning through a Forest School approach, risk assessing the Forest School experience and implementing the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will hold an NNEB or NVQ Level 3 Childcare or equivalent, A Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership and a certificate in Paediatric First Aid.

Experience of working with all age ranges of children under 5 and good knowledge and understanding of the Forest Schools approach to learning are essential for this post, along with having the ability to communicate clearly and effectively and the ability to plan and organise effectively.

Please note this post will be subject to a DBS check.

This recruitment campaign is being administered by the University of Essex on behalf of University of Essex Campus Services Ltd, a wholly owned company of the University. Some aspects of the information provided on this recruitment website may not apply to this appointment.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here. Our website contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 876559.

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