- Job posted on: 12th Aug 2019
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Our vision is to reconnect kids and their parents to nature. Children deserve all the benefits that come from playing in nature: the resilience, the tranquillity, the challenge, the fun and the beauty. Nature play fosters good development in children, mentally, socially and physically and is the ultimate sensory experience for them. Through playing in nature and having the freedom to explore their world, we help children learn to care for their environment and one another.
Nature Play Learning is passionate about sustainability and all our programs aim to have minimal impact on our natural world. We work with local rangers to understand how to “leave no trace” on the local bushland areas and our activities should have little to no waste.
We are a young company and developing our knowledge and understanding of nature play and the natural world is important as we grow. You will be expected to take part in training opportunities, both sharing your own knowledge and learning from others.
Nature Play Learning is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible working arrangements for all.
We are seeking someone who is passionate about preserving our environment, as well as the healthy development of children to join as a bush playgroup facilitator. Your role is to provide a safe, yet exploratory environment in which children can play and learn. You will bring a sense of adventure and wonder, an understanding of our Aboriginal culture and the importance of play to children’s development. We are looking for someone actively engages with parents/carers and who can build social connection and community. You must be able to build rapport with people from diverse backgrounds and will deliver quality early learning experiences for children.
Our playgroups are all-weather, so you will need to be happy to work outdoors in any weather. This is a casual role of 4 hours per week initially (one playgroup), at $30 per hour, but has potential to expand into a more substantial role for the right candidate. There is some flexibility in days and hours of work, but most of our playgroups run in the mornings from 9:30am. First Aid, WWC check and driver’s licences are essential (first aid can be updated following employment). Experience in early childhood or primary teaching highly regarded, but not essential and training will be provided.
A full Position Description is attached below.