Current Vacancies


Cover Assistants

We are currently recruiting for cover assistants at Beechtree Steiner Initiative in Chapeltown, a thriving Steiner Waldorf Early Years Setting and Independent School in Chapeltown Leeds for children aged 3 -9 years old.

We are looking to build up our pool of assistants who provide cover for staff training and sickness. The main aim of the role is to assist the Kindergarten teacher with the overall welfare of the children and to respond to their individual needs. Tailored training and support provided.

Requirements for the post
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills
· To have an interest in deepening your understanding of the principles of Steiner Waldorf education
· Five GCSE’s or equivalent including English and Maths (Grade C+)
· To be eligible for registration under the Children’s Act 1989

Salary £8.21 per hour
Closing date for applications: Monday 29th September 2019

For further information please call 0113 345 5858 or email:

Beechtree is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Beechtree expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be enhanced DBS checked

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Parent and Child Group Leader

We run daily indoor and outdoor parent and child groups based on Steiner Early Years Pedagogy for children aged 0-3 and their carers, offering a warm, non-judgmental welcoming space. We are looking for someone who can lead an indoor and an outdoor group.   

The post is 8 hours per week term time only plus monthly staff meetings and will start the first week of November 2019

Rate of pay £8.31 per hour.

Closing date Friday 20th December 2019. Interviews will be held during the first two week of January.

The postholder must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with adults and young children, an understanding of the needs of parents and an understanding, or a desire to learn about, the Steiner pedagogy..

For further information please email or call 0113345 5858

Volunteering at Beechtree

We do accept applications for student placements and volunteers at Beechtree, usually to work in the kindergarten and classrooms alongside staff. This requires a enhanced DBS that can be arranged via Beechtree. However, we cannot always guarantee that we have availability. Please fill out and return the following application form if you are interested.

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