Parent & Tot Teacher

Toronto Waldorf School

JOB POSTING

Parent & Tot Teacher

Part-time

 

We are looking for a lead teacher for our new Early Years family program. We have historically enrolled up to 10 families in the program in each of two sessions: October/November to December, and April to June. The children range in age from 18 months to three years and siblings in arms are welcomed with no additional charge. The Lead Teacher creates a welcoming environment for the parent and child that encourages age-appropriate play, time for adult discussion and handwork, and the modelling of fundamental principles of Waldorf education.

 

We plan to use Essentials of Waldorf Early Childhood Education as a framework for the nine-week sessions. We hope to conduct as much of the program as possible outdoors.

 

Everyone who submits a contract is admitted if they meet the age requirement. No interview is given. The whole year, which is made up of two sessions, is seen as an introduction to TWS. A welcome letter confirming pertinent dates and times, and describing the rhythm and content of the program, is given by the teacher to each family. Through day-by-day discussion and modelling, the parents experience the essentials of Waldorf Early Childhood education.

 

During the sessions the teacher is able to observe each child’s physical, emotional and social development. These insights are shared with the parents as appropriate.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION:

· Waldorf Teacher Education certification or accepted equivalent experience.

· A depth of experience working with new and experienced parents on questions of parenting and raising a young child.

· Experience creating an age-appropriate environment in which the children can flourish.

· An understanding of child development from an anthroposophical point of view.

· Strong communication and interpersonal skills, along with an approachable non-judgemental and cooperative manner towards working with parents and colleagues.

 

HOURS AND COMPENSATION:

Saturday mornings.

Rate of pay will be commensurate with experience.

 

APPLICATIONS: Please send resumes by email to staffing@torontowaldorfschool.com or by mail to

Toronto Waldorf School

9100 Bathurst Street, Suite 1

Thornhill, Ontario

L4J 8C7

 

Application deadline: October 21, 2022