Nature Kindergarten Teacher

Posted by Little Sophia Kindergarten on 24 Sep 2021

Organisation Little Sophia Kindergarten
For Provider Little Sophia Kindergarten
Closing date 15.10.2021
Primary role Early Childhood Teacher
Position type Part-time
Location Abbotsford
State VIC
About the Centre/Service Little Sophia is a not-for-profit, inner-city Steiner long day kindergarten. We currently offer playgroup and two Steiner Association approved kindergarten programs within a long daycare setting. Little Sophia has two rooms, Dragonfly and Kingfisher, catering for 19 and 20 children respectively each per day. Our new Nature Kindergarten Program will be offered two days a week on a Monday and a Friday afternoon and will include a Steiner Kindergarten program within an outdoor setting. The program will take place both in the surrounding bushland and in our garden at Little Sophia Kindergarten. 
Work Days of the Role Monday and Friday Nature Kindergarten (Planning day Flexible)
Hours of Work of the Role 18 hours
Description Primary role: The Nature- Kindergarten Teacher The teacher works 18 hours per week - 11.5 hours with the children and 6.5 hours of planning and management duties. The teacher will work on Mondays and on Friday afternoons with the children. The teacher will be onsite Friday mornings for management meetings. The newly developed program will run for 48 weeks of the year. When the Nature Kinder teacher is on school holidays as per the award, the program will be led by assistants in between terms and follows the rhythm of the term.  Development and implementation of the new Program The Nature Kindergarten Program will be developed by the Nature Kindergarten Teacher out of their knowledge of Steiner Early childhood pedagogy and special interest in Nature-based Programs. Whilst the direction and aim for the program is established, the successful applicant will take responsibility to generate a program meeting these objectives. The design of the framework will require leadership qualities and strong communication skills to work cooperatively with assistants to form a team and develop the content of the new program. 
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) or ACECQA approved equivalent
  • VIT Card
  • Current First Aid Level 2, Anaphylaxis and Asthma certificates
  • Have and continue to update professional knowledge regarding early childhood education including Steiner education.
Requirements VIT Registration
Additional Requirements Staffing structure across the kindergarten: Little Sophia is committed as an organisation to working without unnecessary hierarchical structures in an anthroposophical framework.
Industrial Agreement/Award Victorian Early Childhood Teachers and Educators Agreement 2020 (VECTEA)

Contact Name
Maree Montfort
Application Procedure
Full description of the role is available on our website Please send your application in writing including cover letter to before 3 pm Friday the 29th of October. Any questions please to

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