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Forest School Leader

Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Full Time
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**N Family Club are currently offering a £1000 welcome bonus with this role (terms and conditions apply)**

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Room Leader to join our Outstanding nursery based in Weybridge, Surrey. As part of this role, you will be the Forest School Lead for the nursery leading the outdoor curriculum and having the opportunity to help shape the N approach to outdoor education. This role will have the opportunity to support at all of our Surrey nurseries.

You'll be provided 'freedom within a framework' and autonomy to plan your time to achieve the agreed objectives of the nursery and your room. To be successful in this role, you will; Go Beyond, Be Outstandingly Outstanding and Play as a Team.

Day to day you will:
  • Work with your team to administer all activities within the room whilst innovating and challenging children
  • Take the lead in daily team meetings
  • Get the most out of the team, provide regular feedback and ensure the highest standards of teaching and care are delivered at all times
  • Coach your team, provide feedback and support their development
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with parents
  • Promote and role-model safeguarding procedures and the importance of child welfare
  • Work a flexible shift pattern within the nursery opening hours (7am - 7pm)

What you will need to bring with you:
  • Previous experience working with children (ideally as a Room Leader, Third in Charge or nursery practitioner, nursery nurse or early years educator)
  • Level 3 Early Years qualification or above
  • A minimum of 2 years' forest school experience
  • Forest School level 3 qualification
  • Genuine passion for education and making a difference to the lives of children
  • Positive outlook (someone who always sees the glass as half full)
  • Bags of drive and motivation with a 'make it happen' attitude
  • A love for customer service (you want to make people happy)
  • High energy brought to every task you take on, and a solutions driven approach to problems

What we can offer you:

We don't settle for people who can just do the job, we are looking for people that go beyond that and always push us to be better than yesterday. We believe that this is what makes N Family Club a great place to be - a space where you're never far away from the best minds to learn from. Our benefits package includes:
  • £22-27k annual salary
  • Performance related bonus of up to £1200 per year + additional Ofsted Outstanding bonus
  • Up to 32 days holiday a year (including bank holidays) to start (rises with length of service)
  • Personal development fund of £250 per year
  • Funding and paid time off for EYTT/ EY Degrees/Forest School/Leadership training
  • Annual clothing allowance of £100 (no uniform)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay for new parents
  • 10 days full sick pay, 2 days leave for dependents leave and 5 days compassionate leave
  • Training including 2 inset days per year
  • Childcare discount of 10%, rising to 25% when you become a Nursery Manager

There's more...
  • Round the world trip and 2 weeks additional holiday for 5 years service
  • Refer a friend bonus of £500 (plus other incentives) for existing and ex employees
  • Free daily lunch, smoothie and coffee
  • Amazing wellbeing benefits including Headspace membership, free counselling, 10% ClassPass membership discount, hardship fund
  • Promotion opportunities in a fast growing company
  • Brilliant team culture, parties and celebrations
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