Forest School Lead Personal Specification

Please see below or contact our Recruitment Coordinator for more information on 01202 551553 or recruitment@hadlandcaregroup.co.uk.

  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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