All posts by Katrin M

What’s happening at GAP in Term 3…

This term our lovely Teaching Team has lined up great incursions for our Mon/Tue and Thu/Fri classes, including fabulous music lessons with our wonderful educator Michelle, who specifically designs the lessons for children aged 3-5 years.

Furthermore, we had our lovely Anke Maria from the Ginninderra Catchment Group visit the GAP. As part of their highly engaging educational program ‘FrogWatch’, Anke Maria captivated the young audience by telling stories about the frogs’ habitat and development whilst also offering plenty of hands-on activities which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank you Anke Maria for your visit and the fun that you brought to GAP.  

TURNER SCOUT HALL PLAYGROUND UPDATE 2.0

In addition to our playground make-over which took place in February this year, GAP has recently seen a transformation of their sandpit, which has been a complete redesign of the existing one, very much to the children’s delight.

Many thanks to the talented carpenter Aaron Knudsen for this amazing and delightful addition to our outdoor space. The sandpit now functions as a modern outdoor kitchen with heaps of counter top space for children to cook and bake delicious “Pizza”, “Sandkuchen” and serving up tasty “Cappuccinos”.

Despite is functionality of keeping the sand now in the sandpit, it also hosts a range of Dinosaur fossils which are keenly excavated by our young explorers. This further addition makes our outdoor space an even more fun and engaging space which the children truly appreciate.

***JOB VACANCY AT GAP***

We are looking for:

  • German-speaking educator to be one of our Head Teachers and to join a small team of dedicated professionals at one of the best Playschools in Canberra. The German-Australian Playschool (GAP) offers a fantastic program in German in a loving caring environment. 

What we offer: 

  • A permanent part-time role, with immediate start
  • Great work-life balance with hours from 9:05am to 3:45pm during ACT school terms and open for limited days during school term breaks.
  • In addition, teachers are paid for preparation time. 
  • Spielwelt pays above Award rates and is an exceptionally supportive employer.

The minimum requirements: 

  • Be great with children aged 3-5 years old
  • Have or be eligible for a Working with Vulnerable People Card 
  • Have a valid work permit, Permanent Residency or Australian Citizenship
  • Hold a Diploma or Degree qualification in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Children’s services, Sozialpädagogik, or similar.
  • Be fluent in German 

The ideal candidate will also:

  • Have prior Children’s services or early childhood teaching experience
  • Be a native German speaker and be passionate about German culture
  • Impress us with an inspiring session delivered at our morning circle (as part of your interview process)

For more information, please see our website https://spielwelt.org.au/

If you would like to be part of our wonderful team, please send all enquiries and CVs to Katrin on gap.director@spielwelt.org.au or call us on 0481 590 656