Opportunity | Kindergarten Assistant | Afternoons

Job Description Position: Freelance Part Time Kindergarten Assistant 

Appointed by: Board of Trustees 

Reporting to: Kindergarten Lead Teacher


The Role: 

New School Canterbury is looking for a committed Early Years professional with:

  • a Level 3 qualification in Early Years as a minimum, 

  • an interest in Steiner/Waldorf education and / or Pikler/RIE pedagogy, 

  • a proven ability to relate to and inspire children,

  • the capacity to communicate and work well with colleagues and parents. 


The Assistant will work in our May Tree Kindergarten under the mentorship of an experienced kindergarten teacher. Their role will include promoting the overall welfare of the children,  maintaining  an environment for positive creative play and the celebration of festivals. The afternoon activities take place outdoors. 


Kindergarten Assistants work as part of a team with the kindergarten teachers, school teachers, the school management team, trustees and administrative staff.


Canterbury New School is an Equal Opportunities and Safe Recruitment employer. All employees will be vetted for suitability to work with children and young people, and all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Satisfactory Enhanced DBS check 

  • Satisfactory references 

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the UK 


We expect that this position will be of interest to people undertaking Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood training and professional development, although we are also open to receiving applications from candidates with mainstream Early Years training. 


Hours: Full Time hours between 12:20pm and 3:30pm, Monday to Friday (35 weeks a year) during term-time. Plus 1 hour a week for meetings, planning, etc.  Some evenings or weekend hours may be required. 


Location: New School Canterbury, Chartham, CT4 5RU

Salary: £10ph

Start Date: January 2021

The position will remain open until filled. Please apply as soon as possible by filling in the application form HERE: https://bit.ly/ApplyNSC