Forest School / Outdoor Pre-School Manager

  • Nursery.
  • Romsey

Forest School / Outdoor Pre-School Manager – Fixed 6 Month Contract

Salary: Starting at £22000

Hours: Monday – Friday 40 hours per week – Worked across 07:45am – 18:00pm

Simply Supply are recruiting for a lovely nursery in Romsey who have recently moved their pre-school outdoors into a marquee classroom. They have also nearly reached the end of the planning stages to build a 40 place on site pre-school log cabin.

A fantastic opportunity to manage and lead an established ‘Good’ rated outdoor woodland pre-school team.

Who we are looking for as a Forest Schools / Outdoor Pre-School Manager:

  • Initially a 6 month fixed contract, pending the success of the role, we could look to make this position permanent.
  • We are looking for an experienced pre-school manager, ideally forest school qualified* (or looking to work towards the qualification).
  • You must have experience in leading a busy pre-school and you must have experience in teaching children in an outdoor environment.
  • Working with the nursery operations manager, the pre-school lead and the director, we are looking for a special person who is going to hit the ground running, enhance our current space and be an integral part of developing our new purpose built pre-school / forest school with us.

Requirements of a Forest Schools / Outdoor Pre-School Manager:

  • Minimum NVQ level 3 in early years/working with young children
  • Forest school level 3 (or outdoor learning qualifications)
  • Safeguarding knowledge and experience
  • Ability to demonstrate experience in managing a pre-school setting
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Able to do multitask.
  • The desire to be developing, caring for and teaching young children OUTDOORS.
  • Utilising nature, space, fresh air and fewer early years resources.
  • Strong delegation skills.
  • Not shy away from your own ideas, share your views and be a do-er!
  • Have a working and up-to-date knowledge of the EYFS and how to diversify into outdoor learning.
  • Be a real team player – Have the desire to get to know our team and support our current pre-school lead.

Be fun, have an understanding of how to manage staff wellbeing and of course the children’s/not take yourself too seriously!

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