Our After School Club serves the families of our School, offering a warm, caring, play-filled after-school experience. Children unwind, eat good food, play outdoors, build new skills and develop friendships outside the classroom and across the ages. Our focus is to foster children’s ability to create their own play and fun, based on playwork and Steiner principles. We offer a balance of quiet indoor time, creative activities and indoor and outdoor games in a warm, homely and nurturing environment.
Hours: 12.5 hours per week, 2.5 hours a day, 3.45 – 6.15pm Monday to Friday, term time only (approx. 35 weeks per year plus 43 hours per year INSET and planning/meeting time)
Salary: £19,064 Pro Rata FTE, Actual salary £5,252.00 per year
You’ll be leading and running the Afterschool Club, providing high standards of care and play opportunities in a safe and secure environment. You’ll be working closely with the children providing supervision and care for the duration of the session with the support of an Assistant.
You’ll plan and deliver play opportunities and creative activities designed to meet the interests, needs and age ranges of the children. You’ll be committed to the children’s safety and wellbeing ensuring procedures and policies are followed and session records are maintained and completed.
In return we offer you a wonderful family School with engaged and creative children, a collaborative staff team, supportive families and a strong community spirit. Our people are at the heart of our success and we have developed a strong culture of collaboration where staff are valued and your input, enthusiasm and talents will be welcomed and appreciated. You’ll have the support and guidance of the Responsible Person, as well as the mentorship of expert School staff in delivering and developing practice informed by the principles of Steiner education.
We look for committed individuals who share our ethos that ‘play is the work of childhood’; have a real interest in children’s development; and enthusiasm to learn about Steiner education and put its principles into practice. Applicants will need to have two years’ experience of working in a day care setting, hold a relevant Level 3 qualification in childcare, and be prepared to work towards a transition to Playwork qualification by Sep 2022.
Cardiff Steiner School is an independent Steiner Waldorf school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. We offer an inspiring and creative education based on the needs of the whole child – academic, physical, emotional and spiritual.
Steiner Education is the largest and fastest growing independent school system in the world. Schools avoid formal teaching until a child is six and teach Early Years in a family-like setting with an emphasis on creative, experiential and social play. From age 6 up our distinctive, international curriculum integrates arts and academics into a rich, balanced education that ignites a lifelong passion for learning.
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.