We are currently a childminders and will be opening as a brand new nursery April/May 2019, this transition will require flexibility and tenacity, somebody with great written and verbal communication and able to manage a transition

Looking for an experienced level 4/5 Montessori teacher who has passion and drive for running a small nursery with great people skills. You must have the Montessori philosophy as your foundation and strong knowledge of the EYFS, Safeguarding and Prevent agenda.

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Support parent engagement: outreach, tours, workshops and communication with support from rest of the team 
  • To be a lead teacher in the setting, and a key worker to a number of children 
  • To observe and support children to help them reach their full potential 
  • Plan and implement part of the curriculum 
  • Keep and update records in partnership with the Nursery Manager 
  • Support rest of the team, including training and team meetings 
  • Support for OFSTED process 
  • To uphold each of our nursery policies, importantly those that relate to our safeguarding commitments 
  • Participate in self-assessment, reflection and ongoing professional development as part of our commitment to training 
  • Core part of nursery management team, helping to think through and implement our strategy and the opportunities ahead of us. 

Qualifications and Skills 

  • A qualified and experienced Montessori practitioner with a passion for early years education and the Montessori pedagogy 
  • Montessori teaching qualification with an accredited body, at Level 4 or above 
  • Deep understanding of the EYFS statutory requirements 
  • At least 2 years of experience in a nursery setting 
  • Experience in a leadership role would be a benefit 
  • Experience in rigorous tracking and monitoring of children’s progress 
  • Able to coach and mentor staff to the highest standards 
  • An excellent communicator, with a strong commitment to working in partnership with parents and the community 
  • Safeguarding Training 
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate 
  • DBS Certificate and Update Service

Nursery will be open 50 weeks of the year, holidays are taken on a staff rota basis