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What are we looking for in our Venture team?


Our early years education offer at Venture Outdoor Kindergarten is unique. 

We spend a great amount of time and energy on our recruitment process and

will only grow our team if we find the right individuals to do so. 

Do you think you could be the right fit for us?

  • Authentic warm individuals who always put the child first

  • A strong belief in our ethos and approach to EY Education

  • Team players with a sense of humour

  • An ability to step back and unlearn in order to develop your practice

  • Enthusiasm for spending full days outdoors in varying weathers and sharing that enthusiasm with our children


What can 
you expect?


A competitive salary for a highly rewarding role in an extraordinary setting.

If you're looking for a physically and emotionally healthy job with a like-minded, friendly team, and the opportunity to regularly develop your practice as a pioneer in Outdoor Early Years Education then we could be the organisation for you. 

To apply for a position, please complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Lead Practitioner | Venture Hope Cove


Position filled

Deputy Lead Practitioner | Venture Dartington

Position filled

Outdoor EY Practitioner | Venture Dartington

Minimum qualification: Early Years Level 3 qualification

Salary: Up to £18,835.20 FTE, dependent on qualifications and experience.

Location: Venture Hope Cove, Hope Cove, Near Kingsbridge.

Working days: Up to 5 days per week available, Monday to Friday, during Devon school term times.

Opportunities exist for additional work at our school holiday camps during school holidays.

Working hours: 8.30am - 3.30pm

Start date: September 2024, or negotiable for the right candidate.


Can't see
what you're looking for?

Reach out! We are always open to conversations with individuals who share an enthusiasm for our approach to EY education and align with Venture values. 

Looking forward to hearing from you. 

Jenny & Zoe

Venture Logo, Lahla Studio


Please complete the form to apply for a position with us.

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"What you have created is every EYFS practitioners' dream; I have come away inspired by your ethos and practice." 
– Visiting Foundation Teacher, 2024

Venture Outdoor Kindergarten, Lucy Hirst Photography
Venture Outdoor Kindergarten, Lucy Hirst Photography
Venture Icons, Lahla Studio
Venture Icons, Lahla Studio
Venture Icons, Lahla Studio
Venture Logo, Lahla Studio

Alongside regular training events in specialist fields, we open our doors to individuals and organisations looking for observational opportunities to develop their practice as an Early Years practitioner. Each opportunity is bespoke so please contact us directly for costings.  


CPD The Wonder of Woodwork with Pete Morehouse | 19th April 2024

Learn how to safely introduce creative woodwork and enrich early years learning. 

This practical workshop will look at ways in which woodworking can be safely introduced in your early years setting. We will look at the theory and the associated learning and development relating to the EYFS. We will examine the historical context and look at examples from other countries that have been working successfully with wood for many years. There will be explanations of the most suitable tools for children and instruction on how best to use them. We will look at the most suitable woods. Information on potential suppliers of wood/ tools will be provided. Explanations on how to set up a woodworking area. Suggestions for activities, open-ended explorations and longer term projects. There will be practical sessions for teachers to explore the tools, gain confidence and share the experience of making creations in wood.

From this course you will:

  • Understand the value and theory of woodwork especially in relation to the EYFS.

  • Learn about the historical context of woodwork

  • Understand the potential of woodwork for creativity and critical thinking

  • Learn how to introduce woodwork safely, implementing an effective risk assessment

  • Understand the most suitable tools for young children and how to use them

  • Be confident to develop a woodworking area

  • Know where to buy the most appropriate tools and materials

Time: 09:00 - 15:00 | Location: Kitley Farm | Cost: £114.00 per participant 

To Book: Please email


"I wish my child could stay at a setting like this for his entire education and that every child had the opportunity to experience the same compassion from their educational setting." 

– Venture Parent, 2023

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