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Forest School Nursery Practitioner

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£17,748 – £24,342
The Nurseries of St Saviours and St Marys- 33 Verulam Avenue
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week. 4 days a week with 1 rest day.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
17/05/2019 at 13:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Nursery Practitioner – level 3

Post available: Nursery Practitioner – Level 3 (working in the outdoor provision)

Salary: £17,748 – £24,342

Employer: Little Learners Nursery Group

Location: Walthamstow

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

Contract Term: Permanent (52 weeks)                      

Closing date: 17/05/19

Observations & Interviews: TBC

Start Date:  ASAP 

Little Learners Nursery Group are growing due to high demand. We have excellent professional development opportunities for enthusiastic and committed EYFS practitioners.  Little Learners at St Saviour’s is outstanding in all areas as rated by Ofsted!  

We have recently invested heavily in a new outdoor learning space to form an outdoor pre-school provision. This is an exciting opportunity for a practitioner who loves the outdoors! We have a pond, tepees, hammocks, large scale den building Alpaca’s all in the heart of East London. We would be willing to train you on the level 3 Forest School qualification. We are located on the grounds of St Saviour’s school and have very close links with the school. 

You will be an excellent Early Years Nursery Practitioner level 2 or 3 qualified looking for an exciting opportunity to help the Nurseries establish its outdoor nature Zone at our already  Outstanding Nursery.  

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.

How to apply
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