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 continued in this post for six years. During this time I retrained as a Waldorf Kindergarten Teacher. I have now been teaching at the school for eight years and this continues to be a transformative experience.
Previously, I completed a PGCE at Aberystwyth University. I worked for the charity Sense as an enabler to dual sensory impaired children and young adults. I was a house mother in a school for children with additional needs and have been a respite carer for many years.
My hobbies include walking and exploring the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast and countryside. I enjoy reading, yoga and spending time with my family.
Start Date: September, 2012