Forest School Lead Personal Specification

Please see below or contact our Recruitment Coordinator for more information on 01202 551553 or

  Essential Desirable
Qualifications NVQ level 3 or equivalent


Level 3 Forest School Trained

NVQ Level 4, Foundation Degree, Honours Degree, First Aid Certificate, Health and Safety Certificate

Car driver with business insurance

Experience At least 2 years childcare experience within the Early Years Foundation Stage


Being involved with Forest School sessions

Experience in running Forest School sessions
Knowledge and understanding Strong understanding of the EYFS


Aware of how to identify gaps in children’s learning and development


Maintaining accurate records of children development


Basic knowledge of health and safety


How to plan, prepare and deliver Forest School sessions


Monitoring accident trends


Effectively creating activities meeting the individual needs of the children and able to tailor these to ability and age


How to create a stimulating environment


Basic understanding of leadership and management


Good knowledge of Health and Safety



Personal characteristics Positive, enthusiastic and hardworking


Impeccable interpersonal skills


Flexible – primarily with start and finish times

Desire to continue with professional development
Skills Displays commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children


Organise routines and systems


Contribute to outstanding inspections (internal and external)


Being able to lead and manage a team and motivate staff


Values and respects the views and needs of the children


Works collaboratively with colleagues


Resilient and demonstrates ability to work well under pressure


Good time management


Willing to work within organisational processes and procedures to meet required standards for the role

Ability to demonstrate creative abilities


Proficient understanding of computer/IT skills


Pass on knowledge around Forest School and help educate peers





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