Toddler Group Helper Rye Meads

Rye Meadlings toddler group leader

Sunday 15 September 2019
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Publicity and promotional, Inspiring young people
Rye Meads

What we're looking for

We believe that when it comes to getting children outdoors and inspiring a love of nature, the earlier they start the better! At RSPB Rye Meads, we have established a popular toddler group which focuses on outdoor play and nature activities. We are looking for a friendly person who is passionate about working outdoors with young children to help with our toddler sessions. There is the possibility of progressing to leading sessions if desired. Tasks will include: • Helping to set up and run the sessions, every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month 9.00 - 12.30. Activities can include outdoor messy play, sensory activities, stories/ songs, nature themed activities, eg: bug hunting, nature walk, natural crafts etc. • Assisting parents and children to get the most out of being outdoors. • Completing relevant training, eg safeguarding, and upholding the RSPB's standards.

The skills you need

• A friendly and approachable manner • Good communication skills • Enthusiastic about working with young children • An interest in the outdoors and eagerness to share this • Reliable and organised

Your time

2 days per month (1st and 3rd Monday of the month)
All year round

What's in it for you?

This is an exciting opportunity to get creative and have fun outdoors. There is something special about seeing children hold their first snail or watching the delight on their faces as they observe a robin foraging for worms. You will facilitate these moments and have the satisfaction of seeing children grow in confidence and knowledge. The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe! We can help you gain skills and give you a valuable insight into our work. You will be part of a large network of volunteers here at Rye Meads. As this is a permanent volunteer role that requires some training, we are looking for someone who can commit to regular volunteering.

How to apply


Bryony Tuijl, Rye Meads
Tel: 01992 708 383


The group runs the first and third Monday of the month from 9.00- 12.30, including setting up and tidying up time. In line with our Safeguarding policy, all applicants are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (England and Wales), Access NI in Northern Ireland, or a PVG Scheme registration check from Volunteer Scotland in Scotland. References will also be taken up. All necessary training and equipment will be provided and travel expenses reimbursed (up to 25 miles max). The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. By volunteering your time and talents you can help us increase our impact and help us save more nature.

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