Wild Sparks Outdoor Nursery
Wild Sparks Outdoor Play was founded in 2014 to provide children local to Eastern Perthshire with outdoor, playful, learning experiences in nature. We run a small outdoor nursery in Coupar Angus as well as occasional training events and activities for older children. We are passionate about creating access to play in nature for all children to help them thrive and grow.

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Top job! Care, Welfare and Family Engagement Manager and Co-director

  • Part time
  • £27,000 – £28,000 pro-rata
  • Keithick Estate, Coupar Angus, Perthshire & working from home.
  • Closing 2nd June 2023

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to take a senior role in managing and delivering Wild Sparks Outdoor Nursery for children aged 3-7 years. This role will have particular emphasis on care, welfare and family engagement, with the following key leadership areas:

  • Care & nurture (transitions, settling in, emotional regulation)
  • Children’s personal plans & records
  • Child enrolment
  • Support for children with ASN / vulnerable families
  • Developing family engagement
  • Health and safety, including site maintenance overview
  • Food safety & Hygiene
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Self-evaluation & improvement planning

Director responsibilities, actively contribute to:

  • Budget allocation and management
  • Strategic planning & development of Wild Sparks Outdoor Play CIC

This role involves a mixture of admin and contact work which will vary to reflect the changing needs of nursery and its’ stakeholders. We are seeking an individual who is equally capable and comfortable working with children and families as undertaking administrative tasks, developing initiatives and prioritising a busy workload. You must be passionate about play and early years development with an understanding of the regulatory bodies that oversee early learning and childcare services.

This role will involve working closely with a partner manager / co-director in a similar role but with responsibility for pedagogy, learning environment, staff development and business sustainability.

Hours: 28-30 or 29 hours per week. Approximately 60% non-contact and 40% in ratio (set hours 2 days per week). Primarily PKC term time, with some in-service and holiday requirements. More detailed information on the working pattern available by request.