Current Vacancies (updated September 2019)
Wee Wild Sparks
Nursery Bank Staff
£26,000 - 27,000 pro rata, 3.5 - 4 days per week, term time weighted with negotiable flexibility.
Wee Wild Sparks Outdoor Nursery delivers fully outdoor early years childcare and education in Perthshire for 3-7 year olds in a beautiful woodland environment. The nursery forms part of Wild Sparks Outdoor Play, a social enterprise that also delivers a woodland playscheme, training events and occasional outreach work with schools and community groups.
We are currently looking to recruit a manager to lead our nursery through a phase of expansion and development, as part of the 1140 expansion. This post will involve an equal split of contact and non-contact time, split between leading a small team in the woods and undertaking related management and admin. You will work closely with Wild Sparks Manager / Director to lead the nursery and support other elements of Wild Sparks services.
We are looking for an inspirational leader with the ability to manage a small team of dedicated staff and role model exemplary child-led, outdoor, early years practice. The ability to remain calm and confident under pressure and to work under own initiative to manage the wide ranging demands of the role are essential.
A demonstrable passion for the early years and a deep understanding of learning through play and a nature based pedagogy are essential, underpinned by significant experience in a relevant childcare or education role. You will have, or be willing to work towards, BA childhood practice, or equivalent, and possess a level 3 SVQ in a relevant subject, or equivalent.
Wild Sparks will provide CLPL and mentoring to develop your career and can offer flexible working hours. Wild Sparks is an evolving social enterprise and you will be expected to take an active role in shaping how the service moves forward.
Wee Wild Sparks Outdoor Nursery is located just outside Coupar Angus Perthshire, as
the site is not accessible by public transport you must have access to a car.
For more information and a full job application pack please contact
Wild Sparks is committed to Equality of Opportunity
£9.60+ / hour
We are seeking experienced childcare professionals to join our pool of bank (relief) staff to cover in the nursery on occasional days.
You must have previous experience of working with young children in a childcare or education sector, understand the value of play and child-led learning and be comfortable outdoors in all weathers.
We will ask that you visit for a short 'trial' session for both parties to assess if Wee Wild Sparks is right for you. You will receive further induction training and will be required to
undertake full vetting procedures in line with our Child Protection policies.
email us to find out more.