Kindred Nurseries are a family of inspiring nurseries and preschools with a distinct home from home environment. By creating days filled with unique moments and opportunities, we are able to truly enrich a child’s development during their 0-5 years. Our mission is to create inspiring worlds full of awe and wonder for little ones to grow and thrive in.

Our values are at the centre of everything we do;

  • We are Always Learning– Always seeking out those moments to develop myself and others
  • We are Inspirational– Creating magic in every action
  • We have a Family Feel– Passionate about making everyone feel part of our incredible family

Cator Park Montessori Preschool in Beckenham have an exciting opportunity for a Head Teacher (term-time only) to join our friendly and passionate team. We believe in offering our children the best start in life and the Montessori method does just that.

The Headteacher will be responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school. They will be supernumerary as this will enable them to run the school effectively from a pedagogical and business perspective. They will be responsible for leading the team of teachers to deliver outstanding teaching following the Montessori method whilst ensuring the business model delivered is sustainable and profitable.


  • A relevant early year’s qualification, this must be a minimum of level 3 (ideally Montessori but not essential)
  • A valid Paediatric first aid certificate is desirable
  • A valid Safeguarding Lead certificate is desirable
  • A valid SENDCO certificate is desirable

Knowledge and Experience

  • Substantial post qualifying experience of working with children aged 2-5 in a Montessori setting
  • Experience of working within and implementing the EYFS statutory framework
  • Experience of working in partnership with parents
  • Have general computer literacy and a range of IT skills
  • Experience of OFSTED inspections or other inspections/legal bodies and their requirements within day care on non-domestic premises
  • Understanding and knowledge of the local community
  • Knowledge of child development and meeting children’s needs
  • Sound knowledge of the Montessori method


  • Quarterly Bonus Scheme
  • You can take an extra day’s holiday in the month of your birthday, whenever it suits you
  • Receive paid time to attend numerous training and CPD activities
  • Receive a discount on your childcare if your child attends one of our nurseries
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Tax free childcare
  • Your salary will be reviewed every April
  • Annual Company awards to recognise colleagues with outstanding achievements
  • Regular bonuses to celebrate the team’s success
  • The Company will contribute towards your pension
  • Medicash health plan – investing in your health
  • Unlimited access to Kindred Kindness – flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle
  • Payments to recommend friends

As part of our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children in our care, the successful candidate is expected to undergo an enhanced DBS check.