At Nant-y-Cwm Steiner School we have teams of dedicated and enthusiastic staff.
The Teaching Team has 15 members consisting of 4 fully trained Steiner Waldorf Class Teachers; 1 Steiner Waldorf Afternoon Care Teacher, cover teacher and Teaching Assistant ; 4 Subject Teachers: Eurythmy, Woodwork, Handwork and Music. The main school also have 5 recruited volunteers and 1 recruited cover teacher.
The Early Education Team has 7 members consisting of 2 fully trained Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten Teachers; 2 Kindergarten assistants; 1 Parent Child Group Co-op Ordinator and facilitator. The Early Education Team also have 1 recruited Kindergarten assistant and 1 volunteer parent child group facilitator.
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 3 recruited volunteers.
In total the school employs 15 members of staff with 8 recruited volunteers.
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 moved to a farm on the Preseli foothills 43yrs ago and love it. Our three children were pupils at NyC during the 80s and 90s with much cake baking. I’ve enjoyed being a trustee for about 9 years. I have a special interest in child safety, nurture and development. My hobbies include gardening, sewing and archaeology.
Qualifications: Qualified in various aspects of food technology and farming.
Start Date: August, 2011
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
School Administrator (Mon, Wed and Fri am)
Past business director, Administrator of a village C of E School in Gloucestershire for many years.Past smallholder and lived in Canada for 14 years. Currently also NMR milk recorder.Hobbies: gardening, singing, sewing and my chooks.
Qualifications: Degree Industrial Relations and Labour Law, Institute of Personnel and Training
Start Date: November, 2019
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, Handwork and French Teacher
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
Maya van ’t Padje
Class Teacher and Handwork Teacher
Born and raised in the Netherlands I moved to Wales to work at Nant-y-Cwm Steiner School. This school and place hold a fond place in my heart. In my free time I like to explore the beauty of Wales from my home in one of Wales’ famous old market towns. You will often find me with a paint brush or yarn in my hands, I love creating.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Education with speciality Steiner Education
Start Date: December, 2017
Class Teacher and French Teacher
I was born and raised Co. Kildare in the Republic of Ireland – you guessed by the name – right?! – 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. Aft Read More…
Qualifications: WESTT Steiner Waldorf teacher training, B.A. (Hons.) in French & Spanish
Start Date: September, 2016
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
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
My previous employment was as a Premises Manager at the leading Primary School, with 630 children enrolled. Over the last 11 years working in Surrey Schools, I have been lucky enough to be involved in many projects, from winning best wildlife garden, through to the design and build of one of our new schools. All these projects have given Read More…
Qualifications: City & Guilds level 3 Engineering, City & Guilds in Chain Saw Cross Cutting and Maintenance
Start Date: May, 2020
Class Teacher, Additional Learning Needs Coordinator (ALNco)…
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
Start Date: September, 2014