Forest School Teaching Assistant, Wrexham Principal Area

  • Location: Wrexham Principal Area
  • Salary: £11.92 - 13 per hour
  • Start date: To be confirmed
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: Early Years Education
  • Posted:

Job Description

As a Forest School Teaching Assistant, you will play a pivotal role in facilitating engaging outdoor learning experiences for children at Nursery age. Working closely with experienced educators, you will assist with delivering hands-on, nature-based activities that foster creativity, curiosity, and a deep connection to the natural world.

The nursery is based in the Wrexham area, due to open May 2024. The working hours have been confirmed as full-time (7:30pm-5:45pm)


  • Support the lead educator in organising and supervising Forest School sessions.
  • Assist in setting up and maintaining a safe and stimulating outdoor learning environment.
  • Foster a sense of wonder and respect for nature through experiential learning opportunities.
  • Provide support and guidance to individual students, ensuring their well-being and development.


  • Previous experience working with children in an educational or outdoor setting is preferred.
  • Passion for nature conservation and outdoor education.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to outdoor environments and changing weather conditions.
  • Relevant qualifications in education, childcare, or outdoor leadership are advantageous.

Benefits of working with New Directions:

  • A dedicated and expert Account Manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • One of the preferred suppliers to all 22 local authorities in Wales under the All Wales Framework Agreement
  • We are the major teaching supply agency for Welsh speaking teachers across Wales
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a full enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

New Directions Holding is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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