The Willow Kindergarten: Kindergarten Assistant / Senco   

The Willow Kindergarten, an independent Steiner setting in St Werburghs, Bristol, is looking for a term time only Kindergarten Assistant/Senco to start ASAP.

Applicants must hold a minimum of Level 3 Early Years Qualification (classed as a full and relevant qualification to work in Early Years, as specified on the Early Years Qualification list from DfE), and have relevant experience of working with young children.  Applicants who have prior experience of working in a SENCO role are preferred, although training can be provided. Prior experience or knowledge of Steiner Waldorf Education is beneficial.  Applicants who hold current Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene, and Child Protection certificates are preferred, although training can be provided.

We will be offering a 31.5 hours a week, term time only, with hours as follows:

Monday 8.00-13.00 at our Fishponds site

Tuesday, and Thursday 8.00-16.00, Wednesday 12.00-16.00,  Friday 8.00-13.00 and staff meeting Monday 13.45-15.15 – all at our St Werburghs site.

Duties include setting up the room before each session and tidying away afterwards, assisting with activities, and preparing foods for snacktime. Senco duties include assessment and monitoring of children in the setting in relation to SEN requirements, and providing additional support where required.

For further details, salary, job description and an application form, please contact Inga Dinham:

Closing date 31st October 2021

Applicants may be invited to interview prior to the closing date.  Should we receive sufficient applications, this advert may close earlier.

Willow Tree Steiner School Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Willow Tree Steiner School Ltd is committed to promoting equality and diversity.

Successful applicants will be enhanced DBS checked.

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Ofsted Reg: EY403389