24 May, 2023

Nursery Manager - Specialist Outdoor Forest School Nursery

  • Little Forest Folk
  • Greater London, UK
Full time Management

Job Details

Are you passionate about the outdoors and getting kids back into nature? Would you like to be a part of an “Outstanding” outdoor nursery organisation, recognised by the Queen for their innovation?

Little Forest Folk have eight magical outdoor forest nurseries across South West London and are completely child-led and play-based settings. We are providing 2-5 year olds with an exemplary early years learning experience to help them become the children most likely to succeed in today’s world.

The role

As Nursery Manager, you’ll lead an experienced and accomplished team using your existing skills, experience and passion for child-led learning. You will follow children’s interests and scaffold their learning in extraordinary and enabling environments for play-based learning.

You'll love working with children, and although you'll be supernumerary, you will motivate, lead, role model to and inspire your team of practitioners and help them to grow as educators by spending half of your week in the forest playing with the children

What we are looking for in our ideal Nursery Manager:

  • A minimum of Early Years Level 3 qualification or QTS
  • Experience as a manager or deputy of a team
  • A great passion for nature play and engaging children with the outdoors
  • Experience of working and implementing the EYFS statutory framework
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the safeguarding children obligations
  • Someone who is highly organised, reliable and a driven team-player
  • Strong relationship-building and communication skills to build a rapport with parents and practitioners alike
  • The ability to adapt quickly to changes, is flexible and uses their initiative on a daily basis.

Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum depending on experience

Start: June 2023

Hours and Location: 40 hours per week, Greater London


At Little Forest Folk we take pride in looking after our Nursery Managers, as they do such an awesome job looking after our children. We have a wonderful range of staff benefits:

  • New starter kit
  • Uniform allowance
  • 20 days annual leave, plus public holidays
  • 1 additional day of annual leave after each full year of employment
  • A day off for your birthday - everyone should spend their birthday eating cake, not at work!
  • Funded Level 3 Forest School Qualification
  • Discounts at our favourite outdoor retailers
  • Branded LFF goodies
  • Refer a friend bonus scheme
  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Tech scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Cashback Healthcare Scheme (Paycare)
  • Paid Volunteer day
  • Workplace nursery scheme
  • Employee of the month awards
  • A fit, healthy and active job!
  • Professional development and in house training with leading names in the Early Childhood industry.
  • We offer exceptional training and a highly experienced mentor to all our managers. As a growing organisation, there will always be opportunities for career progression.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to join our exciting venture to our email address.

If you have any questions about the role, please get in touch with us and take a look at our website: www.littleforestfolk.com


Up to £38,000 depending on experience



Setting Type

Forest School

Recruiter Type

Direct Employer

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