Clare's Little Bears Pre-School and Childcare Service

Forest School Assistant Apprenticeship - Intermediate (Level 2)

Clare's Little Bears Pre-School and Childcare Service (Employer)

Hit Training Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £95.20
16.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 16 Hours Per Week
24 months (duration)
23 December 2021(start date)
Early years practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
17 December 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking for a fun and friendly person to join our Forest School team, to help children engage with nature in our very own private woodland area where we bring children together, to be active and feel good. This position involves working outdoors, be it making bug hotels, mud pies or constructing camps out of sticks, so wellies are a must.


Main Duties

  • Support the execution of the Forest School programme
  • Offer a range of age-appropriate games, crafts and activities in line with Clare’s Little Bears Forest School policies and procedures and Forest School principles
  • Actively participate and provide a high level of care that will enhance the children’s general health and well-being
  • Take the time to listen and respond to the children and encourage their
  • participation
  • To promote and maintain an inclusive culture and environment. To provide equal opportunities for all children and families within the setting
  • To ensure individual children’s needs and circumstances are known and met through the care and education provided
  • To eventually be the key person for a small group of children at the setting and to be responsible for them to ensure that their progress is regularly observed and effectively assessed
  • To keep informative, accurate and up-to-date records, including records of progress and any behavioural or developmental concerns
  • To support the Forest School team in supervising the children and to protect them from dangerous and harmful situations
  • Ensure the Forest school is always a safe environment for all
  • Equipment must be safe, standards of hygiene high and safety procedures adhered to at all times
  • To recognise and act upon children’s additional or special educational needs and ensure staff support these children effectively
  • Ensure all activities take into account the SEN Code of Practice, Child Protection Procedures
  • To keep online learning journals on FAMLY detailing progress and observations for the children attending and be prepared to complete these at home if required
  • Ensure parents of the children attending receive regular feedback on their child’s development and progress
  • Actively seek feedback from our families on how to make our Forest school even better
  • Change the nappies of smaller children if required and support all the children with their self-care.
  • To support the preparation of snacks, ensuring that all children receive a daily healthy snack and drink and all dietary, allergy and cultural needs are met
  • Attend team and line management meetings
  • Support completion of required records and reporting on accidents, incidents and concerns
  • These must be recorded on FAMLY and parents informed

Future Prospects

Job opportunity within the organisation.

Skills Required

A passion for working in the outdoors and enthusiasm to
share it with others
Enjoy working with very young children from a range of
backgrounds and commitment to supporting their physical, social and emotional
development through forest school and outdoor play activities.
Skilled and knowledgeable in a range of age-appropriate
outdoor activities including games, and crafts, and able to share skills in
line with good practice policies and procedures
A good communicator, friendly and polite and able enthuse
and motivate others
Good planning and organisational skills and able to work to
deadlines, proactive at prioritising, problem solving and getting things done

Have access to own transport to reach settings
Able to use judgement and intellect to work on own
Friendly and polite with excellent people skills and a
sense of humour
team player with a willingness to work outside in all weather

Qualities Required

Honest and reliable
Patience and enthusiasm.
A fun, friendly, caring and kind
Gentle, thoughtful manner with
Willingness to be part of a team

Qualifications Required


Training Provided

Early Years Educator Level 2

Level 1 & 2 in Forest School

Paediatric First Aid
Level 2 Food Safety

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