You are here:

Forest School Nursery Practitioner

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£19,542 – £24,342
Little Learners Nursery,St Saviour’s, Verulam Avenue,
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week. (4days a week with 1 rest day) - 52 week contract.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
14/02/2020 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Forest School Practitioner

Post available: Nursery Practitioner – Level 3

Salary: £19,542 – £24,342

Employer: Little Learners Nursery Group

Location: St Saviour’s Walthamstow

Contract Type: Full time (36 hours per week- 4 days 8-6pm with 1 rest day)

Contract Term: Permanent (52 weeks)

Closing date: 14th February 2020

Observations & Interviews: TBC

Start Date:  ASAP 

Little Learners Nursery Group are growing and we have excellent professional development opportunities for enthusiastic and committed EYFS practitioners.

St Mary’s is judged as Good with outstanding features & St Saviour’s as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted. We have recently invested heavily in new indoor and outdoor learning environments for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. We are looking to recruit a new member to our EYFS team to work in our new Forest Pre-school room. You will be an excellent Early Years Nursery Practitioner level 2 or 3 qualified or with QTS, looking for an exciting opportunity to help the Nurseries to build. 

You will:

  • Be a lover of the outdoors willing to get muddy and wet
  • Provide the children with a safe, secure and home like environment
  • Have a working knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Operate a key person system and liaise with parents, carers, and senior staff
  • Work as part of a highly motivated and professional team
  • Plan, prepare and lead Forest Nursery activities
  • Support Pupils to participate in forest Nursery activities that enhance their learning
  • Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation of pupil progress
  • Administration and Management of Resources
  • Promote the health & safety of staff and pupils participating in Forest Nursery’s activities 

Do you have:

  • An appropriate qualification (level 3) and/or recognised by the DFE as full and relevant for the EYFS.
  • The commitment to provide first class Forest School curriculum
  • The ability to promote good practice in a professional manner
  • Good organisational skills
  • A caring, kind and approachable manner
  • An understanding of how children develop and learn
  • Good English, Mathematics and ICT skills
  • The ability to work on your own initiative
  • The ability to lead a team

We can offer:

  • A welcoming Nursery
  • An excellent holiday package
  • Close links with the church, schools and local community
  • Enthusiastic, well-behaved children who are eager to learn
  • Excellent career development
  • Bespoke training programmes
  • Hardworking, motivated and positive colleagues 

If you are ambitious, successful and excited by learning, please contact the school and nursery office to arrange a visit. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau. References will be taken up before interviews are offered. 

Contact Information

An application pack can be accessed via the advert.  Please complete and submit an application form should you be interested. 


Address: St Saviour’s, Verulam Avenue, Walthamstow, E17 8ER

Telephone: 0208 520 0612


Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.