At Nant-y-Cwm Steiner School we have teams of dedicated and enthusiastic staff.5 fully trained Steiner Waldorf Class Teachers in the
The school is also supported by an Administrator, Financial Administrator, Premises Co Ordinator, and cleaner.
The ethos of the school is upheld by the Collegiate Team (consisting of teaching staff) and the legal employer is the School Governance Team. The School Governance Team consists of a minimum of three recruited volunteers. The minimum number of directors is three.
In main school all our Class Teachers are fully trained Steiner Waldorf Teachers. Our Kindergarten teachers are fully trained Steiner Waldorf Early Education Teachers. The majority of the teaching staff are also educated to degree level, including our subject teachers who also have specialist knowledge in the subject that they teach.
I am a cover teacher and also do afternoon care for Class 1 pupils.
Start Date: September, 2015
I was born and raised in beautiful Pembrokeshire and have spent my life exploring our beloved beaches, woodlands, and Preseli Mountains. I have a background consisting of over 7 years working in childcare and education, as a Nursery Assistant, a Play Leader, and running my own Childcare business, which is where I gained the majority of my Read More…
Qualifications: BA (hons) Early Years, now studying an MA in Children's Literature.
Start Date: November, 2020
I help the Marketing Team with digital marketing and with managing content on the website
Start Date: April, 2021
My background is in the Arts. I’ve always been quite creative and I just love experimenting with different materials. As well as a Kindergarten Assistant, I’m also a freelance Stained Glass Artist and run workshops locally to help people learn the traditional craft. And as if that is not enough, I am a keen writer and am currently working Read More…
Qualifications: Btech Diploma Art & Design, HND Illustration, Btech Diploma Performing Arts
Start Date: March, 2019
I was born a few miles from Heathrow airport, and lived there all my life, until moving to St Dogmaels seven years ago. I have always felt an affinity with Wales. Many of the teachers who inspired me at school were Welsh. After a degree in Maths & Economics from the London School of Economics and PGCE from St Mary’s in London, I taugh Read More…
Qualifications: Degree in Maths & Economics, PGCE
Start Date: November, 2019
Class Teacher and Games Teacher
In 2005 my family and I moved from Devon to Pembrokeshire so that our two children could attend Nant-y-Cwm Steiner School! Working locally in Bush School Pembroke Dock as Project Manager and tutor, teaching a variety of Countryside Management courses and woodwork, I started tohelp as a parent at the school; organising work- days and suppo Read More…
Qualifications: Environmental Science, NESTT ‘Teaching as an Art’
Start Date: September, 2007
I’m the Company Secretary of my own company, LJ Computers Ltd, which was established in 1997. I’ve some expertise in web based services, general administration and book keeping. I really enjoy travel – especially backpacking, walking in beautiful Pembrokeshire and reading.
Qualifications: BEd (Hons) degree, Level 3 Apprenticeship in Advanced Playwork
Start Date: May, 2018
Class Teacher and Handwork
I have been teaching at Nant y Cwm for 15 years – 1 year in the kindergarten, 2 years French language and 12 years as a Steiner Waldorf Class Teacher. I also teach handwork and French. For several years I taught French as the assistante at Ysgol Preseli and Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn. I was educated from Kindergarten to 18 in a rural French W Read More…
Qualifications: Certificate in Steiner Education: ‘Teaching as an Art’, First Aider
Start Date: September, 2005
Subject Teacher - Woodwork
I was born in Indonesia but have lived most of my life in the UK since being a teenager. After University, I moved to Pembrokeshire to start studying boat building. I’ve always had an interest in boats and the sea and desired to gain some practical skills. Before this I had almost no woodworking experience or ability but over the course I Read More…
Qualifications: City&Guilds Level 3 in Boat building, BA English Lit
Start Date: September, 2016
In my 20s I moved to a magical place called Esalen in California, which is where I first encountered education that was not mainstream. When my first daughter was born, we were lucky enough to find a Steiner parent-and-child group, which really inspired us as a family. We were living in Bath at the time, and I followed Joy de Read More…
Qualifications: Degree English Literature and French (1st class hons), 'Education for a Happy Childhood' Steiner course.
Start Date: March, 2013
I have 2 daughters at Nant-y-Cwm and wouldn’t want them to go to school anywhere else. Our family moved to the area full time 4 years ago and it was all we could of hoped for and more, the school and community have been central to that. I’m an engineer by trade, running a business making electric vehicles, trying to do a bit for the cause Read More…
Start Date: June, 2021
I was born in St David’s, where I have continued to live for much of my life – it is quite simply too beautiful to leave and I’m yet to discover anywhere on my travels that I love more! I first came to Nant-Y-Cwm as a volunteer back in 2014 and then later in 2017 my daughter joined the school and we were very happy to finally join the wi Read More…
Qualifications: BA Joint Hons in English Literature / German, P.G.C.E (Primary)
Start Date: September, 2014
Class Teacher, French Teacher and Safeguarding Deputy
I was born and raised Co. Kildare in the Republic of Ireland and completed third level education in University College Cork, with a B.A. (Hons.) in French and Spanish. Then followed 5 years teaching English to both children and adults in Language Academies in several different countries in Europe. After some invaluable backpacking journey Read More…
Qualifications: WESTT Steiner Waldorf teacher training, B.A. (Hons.) in French & Spanish
Start Date: September, 2016
I have a background in graphic design with an interest in sustainability and inclusivity, and a life long love of drawing and illustration. I have developed skills in printmaking, letterpress and calligraphy as well as weaving and wood carving.I came across Steiner education walking past a kindergarten and seeing the children playing with Read More…
Qualifications: BA (hons) Graphic Design, MA Communication Design
Start Date: January, 2019
My name is Niki Hurst and I am a Kindergarten teacher at Nant-y-Cwm. I began my journey with the school fifteen years ago as a parent. I found an immediate connection with the Waldorf curriculum, which places respect and an understanding of the needs of the developing child at its heart. I began work as a Kindergarten Assistant and contin Read More…
Start Date: September, 2012
With an original training in music, I’ve had a varied career covering areas such as teaching, sound engineering, live music, computing and websites, gardening and small-scale construction. My family and I recently moved from Wiltshire to find a smallholding in this beautiful area of Wales. We love exploring the diverse landscape and scene Read More…
Qualifications: LANTRA Brushcutting
Start Date: June, 2021
I retired from a career in university science laboratory safety and environmental management. I’m best supporting staff who provide the vital infrastructure in an organisation. I believe I have good organisational skills crafted from years as a lab technician having to mend things, or find someone who can. I’m as surprised as anyone to fi Read More…
Qualifications: BA (Open University), Chartered Safety Professional, Fellow of the Institute of Safety in Technology and Research, CSE grade 3 in Woodwork.
Start Date: June, 2016
I am a parent of a former pupil at Nant-y-Cwm. My son Dominic was at the school from 2014-2018. I have worked for twenty-five years in Higher Education, teaching and researching in several British Universities, including teacher training. I remain a Visiting Professor in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff Universit Read More…
Qualifications: BA (Hums), MA, PhD, Cert.Ed
Start Date: June, 2021
I grew up in Cornwall and lived and danced in London for a decade or so before moving back to the wilds, this time in Pembrokeshire. Our 2 children have been at Nant y Cwm from Family group onward, thus the community and spirit of the school has been a large part of our lives since 2007. I love to tend our garden and woodland, I teach cre Read More…
Qualifications: BA in Contemporary Dance, Shiatsu practitioner training, Student at the Focusing Institute
Start Date: May, 2019
Music Subject Teacher
I trained as a classical vocalist at Goldsmiths University, graduating in 2013. I left London and travelled the America’s, living on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica for 5 years teaching music to children from various international backgrounds, and gigging as a professional musician. I returned periodically to the UK to see Read More…
Qualifications: BMus Goldsmiths University of London. Prof Dip in Acting.
Start Date: January, 2021
I work as a teacher in Kindergarten from Monday to Thursday.
Start Date: September, 2017
Class Teacher, Safeguarding Lead, Additional Learning Needs Coord…
I qualified as a Class Teacher in 2012 and moved to Pembrokeshire (from Bath) to take up the position of Class Teacher at Nant-y-Cwm School. Pembrokeshire has a slower pace of life, with beautiful beaches and countryside, and I wanted to raise my children here. Having been born in Haverfordwest, I am very happy indeed to be “home” and now Read More…
Qualifications: Class Teacher - WESTT Course 2012, Special Educational Needs in a Waldorf School SWASEND Align For Learning Course 2019, BA in Religious and Theological Studies
Start Date: September, 2012
Start Date: March, 2016