Senior Nursery Practitioner/Third in Charge

Essex Wildlife Trust, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC0-11S Position Type: Deputy/Assistant of Department/Faculty Pay Range: £24380-£24880
Position Start Date: 01/06/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 19/05/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: 27 May 2022  

Job Description

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Our Outdoor Nature Nursery, situated on the idyllic Blackwater Estuary landscape, requires a passionate and suitably-qualified Senior Nursery Practitioner. Our nature nursery creates an environment that will inspire children to be confident, curious and independent learners, developing a rich and lifelong love and understanding of the natural world.

As the Third in Charge Nature Nursery Practitioner, the post holder will support the Nursery Manager and Deputy Manager in running the first outdoor Nature Nursery run by Essex Wildlife Trust. Our pioneering outdoor nursery provides exceptional holistic childcare for 2-5 year-olds based on learning through nature and inspired by the Scandinavian approach.

Set in the beautiful grounds of Abbotts Hall, our nature nursery creates an environment that will inspire children to be confident, curious and independent learners, developing a rich and lifelong love and understanding of the natural world. Children have an opportunity to play in the woodland, explore in the meadow and collect fruit from the orchard. They can grow their own vegetables and tend to the chickens in the garden, all within secure boundaries. For more information on our Nature Nursery, please

It is essential that applicants have knowledge of the statutory EYFS requirements, hold a Level 3 Early Years qualification with substantial experience of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and an understanding of learning needs. We welcome applications from those who also hold a Level 2 or 3 Forest School leader with experience of delivering Forest School.

Essex Wildlife Trust are the county's leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature; and we would love you to join our committed and enthusiastic team. Our values areInspiring,Collaborative,UnitedandProfessional.

Essex Wildlife Trust is committed to equal opportunities and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all children and young people. Therefore, the successful applicant for this position will be subject to pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To make an application, please complete the application form on our website by 9:00am on 20 May 2022 with interviews arranged for 27 May 2022.

Information about the School

Welcome to the Nature Nursery. We offer quality childcare for 2-5 year-olds based on learning through nature, inspired by the Scandinavian approach with all the associated benefits to your child’s development.

Set in the grounds of Abbotts Hall, where children can enjoy both freedom and security, our nursery is run by early learning experts at Essex Wildlife Trust, the most experienced provider of outdoor education in the county.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Helen Brand
Abbotts Hall Farm
Maldon Road
Great Wigborough, Colchester
Essex, CO5 7RZ
Telephone: 01621 862992

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