Come join our team!

We are always looking for special staff who understand our passion and our vision to get more kids outdoors. Send in your CV to careers@littleforestfolk.com with the subject Careers if you’d be interested in joining our team.

We spend from 9:30am to 3:30pm outdoors, year round, no matter the weather. We employ people with a zest for life, a love of the outdoors and a passion for the importance of kids playing and being outside.

We welcome applications from practitioners qualified to NVQ Level 3 or above in Early Years childcare but also accept applications from non-qualified candidates who share our desire to reconnect children with nature. Any Forest School qualifications or experience are a bonus but not a requirement, as we train in-house. 

To show our appreciation for your dedication we pay way above industry average. We offer an incomparably beautiful setting for your days. We guarantee you'll be working with incredibly friendly and like-minded colleagues. And at Little Forest Folk we don't believe you should work on your birthday!

Why work at Little Forest Folk? We asked some of our team...



Benefits

We believe in looking after the people who look after our children, so our educators enjoy a range of perks such as;

  •  28 days annual leave, inclusive of public holidays
  •  1 additional day of annual leave after each full year of employment
  •  A day off on your birthday – everyone should spend their birthday eating cake, not at work!
  •  Competitive salaries
  •  Funded Level 3 Forest School Qualification
  •  Career progression opportunities
  •  Professional development and in house training with leading names in the Early Childhod industry.
  •  Social events throughout the year – a chance to hang up the wellies and let your hair down with your teammates!
  •  A fit, healthy, active job (cancel your gym membership!) – check out our fitbit data!
  •  Weekend getaways in beautiful Sussex
  •  Discounts at our favourite outdoor retailers

 

How to apply

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to join our exciting venture to careers@littleforestfolk.com

For further details and to see what we get up to all day, have a look at our blog and Facebook page.

If you have any questions about the role, please get in touch.


Forest nursery educator

Location:  Chiswick / Fulham / Wimbledon / Barnes
Salary for unqualified: £14,000 - £16,000 per annum
Salary for qualified: £16,000 - £20,000 per annum
Hours:  40 hours per week (Job share or part-time opportunities for the right candidate)
Contract Type:  Permanent role with a three months probationary period
Reports to: Nursery Manager

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Forest nursery Third in Charge

Location:   Barnes
Salary: £20,000 – £22.000 per annum
Qualification: min NVQ Level 3 in Early Years childcare or equivalent
Hours:  40 hours per week
Contract Type:  Permanent role with a four months probationary period
Reports to: Nursery Manager

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Forest nursery Deputy Manager

Location:   Barnes
Salary: £22,000 – £25.000 per annum
Hours:  40 hours per week
Contract Type:  Permanent role with a four months probationary period
Reports to: Head of Operations

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Forest nursery Manager

Location:  Barnes
Salary: £25,000 – £35.000 per annum
Hours:  40 hours per week
Contract Type:  Permanent role with a four months probationary period
Reports to: Nursery Manager

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Nursery handyman assistant and all round outdoor legend!

Location:  South West London
Salary:   £15,000 - £16,000 per annum
Hours:  7.30am-4.30pm with a one hour lunch break
Contract Type:  Permanent role with a three months probationary period
Reports to:  Nursery Manager

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Forest Nursery Driver

Location:  South West London
Salary:  £10 per hour
Hours: Flexible
Contract type: Permanent role with a three months probationary period
Reports to: Nursery Manager

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APPRENTICESHIPs

At Little Forest Folk, we offer a hands on approach to learning in a diverse, collaborative environment. If you take on a Little Forest Folk apprenticeship, you will learn ‘on the job’ in the great outdoors. In just twelve to eighteen months you will gain the same qualification you would gain at college but with us you’ll also gain valuable work experience and you’ll earn at the same time to. We are looking for people that are passionate about children, education and the outdoors and who are looking for a fulfilling career in a truly unique and magical environment.

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Work experience and volunteering opportunities

Little Forest Folk offer student placements and volunteer opportunities all year round. You can play, explore and learn as part of a great team with us at any of our nursery settings for a minimum of 4 weeks.

You don’t need to have any previous qualification or experience. We are hoping for students that would like to develop their knowledge in outdoor education and volunteers who would like to get a first glimpse of teaching in a forest nursery.

All our work experiences are unpaid. You will need to provide an up to date DBS check or take care of the cost if you would prefer us to run a check for you.

Please do get in touch if have any questions.

Summer Holiday support:

We are looking for individuals to join us for the full six weeks in summer from Monday 24 July until Friday 1 September 2017

If you would like to apply, please send us your CV and supporting statement to careers@littleforestfolk.com


Be the change you want to see in the world

Join the revolution in the forest where we help children learn and develop through adventurous play in nature. It’s as simple as that.

Please fill in the form below or email careers@littleforestfolk.com and we will get in touch.

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