Fabulous supportive community in a thriving social enterprise hub
Beautiful setting in the middle of the park – big focus on outdoor play and learning in nature
Excellent training and development opportunities
Ofsted good with outstanding features (May 2021)
30% discount on food from our delicious cafe
28 days paid leave plus 2 additional weeks off in the summer when the nursery is closed.
These posts would suit people who love working with children and enjoy working outdoors in any weather! We will offer professional development opportunities and a chance to get involved in the wider life of the centre.
Job title: Early Years Practitioner - Keyperson Responsible to: Manager / Deputy Manager
Purpose of the job: To provide safe, high quality education and care for nursery children with an emphasis on play and learning outdoors; to be a keyperson to a group of children; to contribute to and implement nursery policies.
to take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children
To be a keyperson to a group of children
to foster children’s growth, self esteem and independence
to create an environment where children are able to explore and take reasonable risks
To observe children, assess their development and use this information to inform planning
To provide high quality teaching and support to the children.
To help draw up a programme of nursery activities and events.
To use an electronic system for observations and record keeping so that children’s progress is effectively and regularly assessed and supported
To have a good understanding of children’s developmental requirements
To promote positive behaviour and support children’s PSE development
to support children who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities
To complete records as necessary, e.g. daily attendance register, accident and incident book.
To liaise closely with parents/carers, informing them about the nursery and its curriculum, exchanging information about children’s progress and encouraging parents’ involvement in the nursery.
To ensure the nursery is a safe environment for children, that equipment is safe, standards of hygiene are high, safety procedures are implemented at all times
To assist in the preparation and cleaning up of activities
To advise the Manager or Deputy of any concerns, accidents/incidents
To attend in-service training and meetings as required.
NB: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.
A love of nature and working with children outdoors in all weathers!
Ability to take the initiative
Experience of working in an Early Years setting
Sound understanding of child development and of children’s needs
Sound knowledge of the EYFS and CoEL
Ability to plan and implement a stimulating Early Years curriculum, indoors and outdoors
Ability to engage parents and encourage their involvement
Ability to work in a small team
Ability to reflect on own practice
Commitment to equal opportunities and understanding of religious and cultural diversity
Ability to monitor children’s progress and write regular observations and assessments
Good knowledge of IT
Good physical and mental health
Honesty, reliability and sense of humour
A level 2 or above relevant Early Years qualification
Forest School or similar outdoor learning experience
Experience of working with 2 year old children
Current Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Experience of working with children with SEND
Musical ability or other special skills to share with children
A creative mind
£ 20,794 – £21,736
Nursery Practitioner, Senior Nursery Practitioner, Early Years Practitioner
The Nature Nursery at Flo’s is a nursery setting for children aged 2-4 years based in Florence Park, East Oxford. The nursery is a home from home, where children feel calm and settled and spend their day in harmony with other children and their natural surroundings. Our focus is on outdoor learning and play. Working here would suit someone who enjoys being outdoors in all weathers and is interested in how children can learn, play and connect with nature.
The nursery is part of a vibrant community hub, Flo’s the Place in the Park. We provide a place for the community to come together to connect, share, learn, play, eat and shop. We house a fresh and healthy cafe, a plastic free refill ship, the NHS midwives and lots of community activities and programmes.