Preschool Early Childhood Teacher

Preschool Early Childhood Teacher

Employment Type: either one full time role or two part time roles (0.5 FTE each)

If part time, roles will consist of 5-day fortnights, with one role working Mondays, Tuesdays and alternating Wednesdays, and the other working alternating Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Commencement: January 2024

Remuneration in line with Independent Schools NSW (Teachers) Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2021

  • Join a dynamic organisation dedicated to advancing the delivery of high-quality Steiner education

  • Situated in a beautiful natural setting just inland from the Byron Shire coastline

    Position Overview

    Shearwater is currently seeking caring and creative Teachers to provide a quality play-based education program for children aged 3 to 5, guided by the indications of Rudolf Steiner and built upon the platform in which the curriculum and daily practices are linked to the National Quality Standards and Early Years Learning Framework.

    This role may be split between two people, consisting of one teacher working with one Preschool group at the start of the week, and the other working with a second group at the end of the week, or one teacher working across the week full time with two different groups.

    The ideal candidate will hold an ACECQA approved Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) and will provide an environment which encourages imaginative play and creative expression, in which each child has the potential to develop creative, physical and social skills and have an understanding of early childhood development and educational foundations as indicated by Rudolf Steiner.

    For further details, including the full Position Description and How to Apply, please refer to our website

    Please state in your application whether your interest is for full time or part time.

    Applications will close: 9am, Tuesday 4 July 2023.

    Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Working with Children Check as required under the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

    About Shearwater School

    Shearwater, the Mullumbimby Steiner School is nestled among the green hills of the Byron Shire hinterland, New South Wales. Established in 1993, Shearwater has grown to a Playgroup – Year 12 school, with an enrolment of over 700. Our beautiful 52-acre site sits in lush rainforest alongside farmland with gardens and a farm working by biodynamic practices. Shearwater offers quality staff education including a mentorship program, ongoing professional development opportunities, artistic activities, workshops, events, and courses.

    Our Mission

    Shearwater provides a living, integrated education inspired by anthroposophy, in which a focus on the development of the whole human being is supported by a conscious connection to place and time.

    Shearwater nurtures the growth of warm-hearted, creative, resilient and courageous individuals who are able to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world through love in action.