Job Specification

The Enchanted Tree Nursery is looking to recruit suitably qualified Child Development Officers. Hours of work would be 35 hours per week. Please note that The Enchanted Tree Nursery is an equal opportunities employer.

Essential Criteria

  • SVQ level 3 in Early Years Care and Education / HNC in Childcare and Education (or equivalent)
  • Eligible for registration with The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Pre-Birth to 3 National Guidance and A Curriculum for Excellence
  • Experience working with 2 - 5 year olds
  • Ability to deliver curriculum effectively
  • Awareness of legislation and best practice in early years settings
  • Ability to work in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Love of outdoor learning
  • Ability to participate in inspection processes
  • Willingness to complete ongoing professional development courses
  • IT literate



  • Clean UK driving licence and willingness to drive company vehicles when required

Experience in:

  • working in an early years setting
  • developing and implementing plans to meet the needs of individual children
  • working within forest schools / outdoor learning environments

Conditions of Service

All appointments will be made subject to a probationary period of six months. A review between the post holder and their line manager will take place after three months to discuss progress. At the end of the probationary period, subject to a satisfactory report by the line manager, employees will be notified in writing that they have successfully completed this. The probationary period can, if deemed appropriate, be extended by three months.

Confirmation of offers of employment to the preferred applicant will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory responses about their suitability and fitness to work. This will include a PVG record check and a medical report if required.

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Code of Practice for Social Service employers will be followed and all employees have a responsibility to meet the requirements of the code of practice. Employees will need to meet the appropriate registration criteria for their particular post (

Application Process

If you meet all of the essential criteria requirements please download a copy of our application form and email it to us:

Child Development Officers