Outdoor learning

Welcome to Riding Mill Outdoor Preschool

Outdoor learning for 2-5 year olds from 8am-5pm (term time)

We offer an exciting, stimulating mainly outdoor environment which includes staff who are highly qualified to support children to learn through play.

We currently have places available!

We are recruiting!

Preschool Assistant  (Required for September 2021)

Fixed term contract for one year: variable hours 16-24 hours pw, term time only.

Initially 16.5 hours pw over three days (Friday 8am -5pm plus 2 other days 1pm-5pm) reviewable each term.

Hourly rate £8.36 – £8.91 

We are looking for a person who is passionate about child centred learning and committed to teaching through outdoor play-based activities and experiences. The role involves supporting the day to day activities of the outdoor preschool. The successful candidate will join a strong and committed team in this committee-run setting. Riding Mill Outdoor Preschool  is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

The successful candidate must:

  • love being outdoors
  • be qualified to Level 3 in line with the DfE qualification checker.
  • have a paediatric first aid qualification
  • have up to date safeguarding training
  • have experience working in Early Years
  • have an understanding of the EYFS curriculum
  • have a passion for working with children and nature

Please note that prior to appointment the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references

Please download all relevant documents below and return completed applications to admin@rmop.co.uk

Letter to applicants June 2021

Alternatively, to request a paper application pack, you can contact the preschool by post: Riding Mill Outdoor Preschool, Broomhaugh C of E First School, Church Lane, Riding Mill, Northumberland, NE44 6DR.

To arrange a visit, please contact Ruth Brown leader@rmop.co.uk

Closing date: 12 noon on 7th July 2021


On your child's first day please bring:


(must have your child’s name written inside them)

A change (or two) of clothes

..in a bag (labelled with your child’s name) and extra layers to add if it is cold

Sun lotion and hat

(labelled with your child’s name)


Outdoor waterproof suit or jacket and over trousers (labelled with your child’s name)

Each day your child attends:

Please dress them in suitable clothing for the weather. Please apply sun lotion before they arrive at the setting (if required). Please supply nappies/wipes (if appropriate). See here for further information.

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