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 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 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...


How to Apply

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

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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

  • Funded Level 3 Early Years Diploma for outstanding unqualified practitioners

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Opportunity to work for a week over Summer in the beautiful Tuscany on one of our Little Forest Folk holidays

  • Professional development and in house training with leading names in the Early Childhood 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!)

  • Discounts at our favourite outdoor retailers

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, we just ask for a minimum of a 8 week commitment, however we can be flexible on the days.

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.

If you would like to apply, please send us your CV and supporting statement to

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.

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