Our School

Sustainability

Through our “Be Kind to Our Planet” ethos we aim to be as sustainable as possible.  


 

  • We produce less than 1/2 a black bin liner per week of rubbish. We aim to reduce this.
  • All raw food and garden waste is composted and children are taught about the process.
  • We recycle and reuse.
  • Without packed lunches we reduce packaging waste.
  • Milk is delivered in glass bottles.
  • We do not use marine polluting resources such as glitter.
  • We use resources fallen from nature, as much as possible, this shares a richer experience for your child too.

Communication with you is important in supporting your child’s progress

Each child is given their own online Tapestry Journal.  This allows us to regularly share activities and achievements with you and enable you to communicate by return. Your Childs journal follows their  Early Years Foundation Stages 2021 along with other areas of assessment and observation and will also share films and photographs of their life in the setting.

We keep an open house policy to be available to arrange times to meet and we also arrange parent meetings through the year to discuss your childs progression and development in readiness for moving on to Primary School.

Key Worker meetings are held daily to enable a whole discuss of your childs progress. Your childs key worker will report and follow their progress,  this is backed up by a holistic approach with all team members getting to know each child well.

Ofsted

We recently obtained the all clear from Ofsted to become renamed as Urban Nature London Ltd, trading as Mulberry Outdoor Preschool and so our Ofsted Good rating is not attached to this new company name. However, our Inspection report is available here: Link 1.

Rating Good with Outstanding results in Personal Development, behaviour and Welfare.

Urban Nature London Limited is awaiting an inspection, see link 2

Careers

Job Title:

Early Years Practitioner

Hours:

Full Time 
Location:

Outdoors,
The Mulberry Centre,
Myatt’s Fields Park,
Camberwell,
London Se5 9LP

Start Date:

The Role:

Mulberry Outdoor, a Scandinavian style Pre-School focusing on education through nature, are looking to fill a role immediately for a full-time role as an Early Years Practitioner to join them in their beautiful Urban Outdoor setting in Lambeth, London.

We are a team of local Early Years Educators, with a passion for getting children involved with nature and the environment, creatively incorporating the Early Years curriculum. Almost all of the school hours are spent outdoors in all weather and we use the natural calendar of nature and world natural science events to structure the children’s child-led discovery and education.

Mulberry Outdoor is located within Myatt’s Fields Park in Lambeth. We have an indoor space that is used for some activities (incl. toilet facilities) and this opens out on to our garden where we spend most of our time with the children playing, learning, and tending the fruit and vegetable garden.


The Role

We are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and hard-working Early Years Practitioner to join our friendly team in our Outdoor Pre-school. A minimum qualification of level 2/3 is required, along with your current DBS Certificate. Forest School level training is an advantage, but can be provided.  Paediatric First Aid Qualification also advantage, but training can also be provided.

We have a fantastic nursery setting within a park and as most of the day is spent outdoors, we need someone who shows a real passion for outdoor activities and education and will continue to build on our mission and ethos. You must be willing to work in an outside setting in all weathers throughout the year. The ideal candidate will be tasked with providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for the children aged 2-5.

Career Progression

The role will provide a unique opportunity to shape your next phase of growth. You would be joining us at a really exciting time in our evolution as we seek new premises to expand our concept. Members of our team will also be embarking on Forest School Leader training in Surrey from October, so this will be an opportunity for the successful applicant to also take part in.

What does the role involve?

  • To assist with the development and delivering of activities
  • Ensure all participants are engaged and having fun in a safe environment.
  • Be prepared to innovate and devise imaginatively varied ways of teaching the Urban Outdoor school experience to children.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a keen interest and experience of working outdoors and has some experience on forest schools programmes.
  • Enjoys working with children.
  • Is  enthusiastic, flexible, reliable, prompt, helpful and supportive.
  • Will enjoy being part of a positive and committed team
  • Is confident and outgoing with excellent communications skills
  • Can make a positive contribution and has a friendly, polite and professional manner.

Rate of pay: 18k negotiable

 


 

Job Title:

Assistant Manager, Early Years Educator, Forest School Lead

Hours:

Term Time
Location:

Outdoors,
The Mulberry Centre,
Myatt’s Fields Park,
Camberwell,
London Se5 9LP

Start Date:
Autumn Term September 2021

The Role:

We are presently seeking an Assistant Manager, Early Years Educator with a minimum level 3 qualification in childcare and development or QTS/PGCE. If you have a great passion for nature play and engaging children with the outdoors, then we would love to hear from you.

The salary is very competitive and there are fantastic opportunities for career progression.