Early Years Educator and Forest School Assistant.

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity in a unique setting working alongside amazing and passionate practitioners?
We are on the lookout for An early years educator and forest school assistant.
This role would suit someone who is qualified level 3 or above or someone who has experience of working in early years and is looking to become qualified.

Location: Stapleton, BS16 1UQ

Days: 3 or 4 days a week. Days can be flexible. We are open Monday to Thursday.

Hours: Applicants must be committed to working on a rota and be able to do one early start (7.30am) and one later finish (17:45).

Weeks: We are open 38 weeks a year, term time only. Holiday work is available (see below)

Start: end of April/beg of May (though we can work to people’s notice period for the right  candidate)

Salary: (based on working 34 hrs, 4 days a week)

£16,929.01 – £17,788.80 dependent on experience and qualification with a pay review in September

Contract: Temporary maternity cover

Visits: We encourage visits before submitting an application and ideally like a person to spend a few hours with us in the morning (please note we are closed the week beginning Monday 8th April)

Closing date: Thursday 11th April

Interviews: wk beginning Monday 15th April

Job Details:

Our ideal candidate will be qualified  and experienced in Early Years and have previous experience of working in a Forest School (or nature based) setting. However, we are open to meeting any person passionate about early years and who embraces the outdoors and the famous quote;

“The best classroom and the richest classroom is roofed only by the sky”

(Margaret Mcmillan)

We are looking for someone who is resilient, high-energy and committed to providing an outstanding early years education in a largely outdoor environment.  You will strongly promote our vision and values as laid out on our website.

You will hopefully have some familiarity with the EYFS and the policies and procedures (including risk assessments) which are crucial to safeguarding children and adults in a woodland environment and nursery setting.

This is a very hands-on, physical and yet highly rewarding role. As a key person, you will have your own group of key children and work alongside the other practitioners to ensure high standards of early years care, teaching and learning.

If you are unqualified, you will be encouraged to sign up to the level 3 early years educator course and complete this course alongside your work.  Training and support will be provided.

Please note:

Holiday work is available in October, Easter, May and 3 weeks in the Summer with the option to work all 6 weeks.  Everyone who works at the Kindie is required to work at least one full week (4 days) of a holiday club.

For full details of the job description and person spec, and to apply, please visit our website


Safeguarding Statement

Out There Kindergarten is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Our recruitment and selection process relating to references are rigorous and comply with national and local guidance.

Diversity Statement

Out There Kindergarten is committed to promoting Equality and Diversity. We encourage applications from all ethnic backgrounds and all gender identities. Equal opportunity and Respect for every individual are of primary importance to our organisation and our employees, and the children and families we work with.