Cardiff Steiner School are looking for committed, creative and resourceful, Steiner Trained Kindergarten Teacher, to join our pioneering and passionate team, and play a key part in the growth and development of our diverse and confident, young school.
Set in Wales’ capital city, the School currently has pupils from Kindergarten to Class 11, and is expanding with our oldest class to Class 12 by 2020. You’ll join us on an exciting stage of our journey. Founded in 1997, we opened our first classes in 2012, built upon the firm foundations of 15 years as a successful Kindergarten. From strong roots we’ve quickly grown, and opened our Upper School in September 2017.
We offer the Certificate of Steiner Education in Upper School. The Certificate is the first trans-national, secondary school qualification to be fully based on the Steiner curriculum. It is a valid, alternative secondary school qualification that allows students to progress to further/higher education free from the pressure of GCSE and A level curricula and examinations.
We are a pioneering bunch with an irrepressible spirit who enjoy rising to the challenges and celebrating the joys that a young School brings. Our internationally diverse teaching team includes subject teachers in Bothmer, Music, Handwork, Woodwork, Spanish and Games, as well as a team of specialist Upper School Teachers. We are a UK Steiner Waldorf School Fellowship Associate School, and are fully independent.
About our Kindergartens
We have two Kindergartens, Sun Garden and Rose Garden, with up to 16 children aged 3 to 6 in each group. You’ll be part of our experienced and well-established Kindergarten Team. Our Early Years Education Coordinator (and Sun Garden Teacher) is Anna Podesta. Anna is an experienced Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten Teacher who has worked at the School since 1999. Our Kindergartens are a collaborative and supportive environment where colleagues are valued and nurtured, and your input, talents and enthusiasm will be welcomed and appreciated.
You’ll be a committed, creative and resourceful, Steiner Trained Early Years Teacher with a deep understanding of Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten teaching practices and principles. You’ll have proven experience of working with children within a Steiner Early Years environment and have the ability to relate to and nurture young children. With personal warmth, patience, respect, empathy and understanding, you’ll be a role model worthy of imitation by the children in your care.
We offer a collaborative and supportive environment where colleagues are valued and nurtured. You’ll be part of an experienced and diverse team of 25 teaching staff, with a warm heart and strong community spirit. Supported by full time Administration, an active board of Trustees, and a supportive, engaged parent body – you’ll enjoy an exciting balance of fresh practices and new ideas combined with wisdom, experience and dedication. You’ll benefit from a supportive professional development programme of mentoring, observation, peer school visits and study groups.
We offer a tiered Staff Fees Discount Scheme for the position with up to 85% off school fees for children of staff members, depending on family income. We have staff with property expertise who can help you find and secure suitable accommodation to rent or buy.
Cardiff Steiner School is committed to safeguarding children and young people, we expect all applicants to uphold this. All candidates must have suitability to work with children, and post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check.
Cardiff, Wales’ capital city, is situated on the beautiful coastline of South Wales, and within easy reach of most places in the UK (we’re just two hours from London by rail or road). Residents enjoy all the benefits of a cosmopolitan capital city (prominent universities, a large teaching hospital, a world-class opera company and thriving arts community) combined with a small-town friendliness, and a cost of living significantly lower than other parts of the UK -and we’re surrounded by some of the most stunning countryside, coastline and beaches in the UK. Read more about Cardiff in our Welcome to Cardiff Guide.
Come and Visit Us If you are thinking about applying, but would like to find out more about us first, you are warmly invited to come and visit us. We’d love to meet you. Just contact us to arrange a time.
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Cardiff Steiner School
Hawthorn Road West
Cardiff CF14 2FL