Montessori Teacher

Islington, London (Greater)
Depending on experience and qualifications
17 Jul 2017
31 Aug 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Montessori Teacher

A well-established Outstanding Nursery School in Islington is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and self-motivated Montessori Teacher to work with a team of Montessori Teachers caring for children aged 2.5 – 5 years.

Hours of Work: 8 hours per day on variable shift basis, Monday to Friday between the hours of 7.30am – 7pm. Total of 40 hours p/w.

Attractive holiday package is offered including additional holiday allowance for long service. The organization also offers to all employees: free daily breakfast, individual Christmas and birthday presents, contribution into a pension scheme, access to travel loan facility, excellent pay and reward scheme, and Learning and Development opportunities. 


  • Completion of a recognised Level 3 Childcare qualification, e.g. Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce, NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.

  • Montessori Early Childhood teaching Diploma.

  • First Aid training is desirable.

Purpose of role

  • To be responsible for the planning and delivery of an inclusive Montessori curriculum suitable to meet the children’s individual needs.

  • To ensure a high standard of physical, emotional and social care and education for the children.

  • To give support to the Senior Montessori Teacher and other personnel.

  • To implement the Early Years Foundation Stage and ensure all the children’s individual needs are met and all areas of development are encouraged through play.

  • To observe and assess children’s development and keep accurate record of their achievements.

Key Requirements

  • Detailed knowledge of the Montessori approach is essential.

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the EYFS is essential.

  • Knowledge of Ofsted guidelines and Welfare requirements is essential.

  • A detailed understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection is essential.

  • Considerable relevant experience of the age range 2.5 - 5 years is desirable.

  • Knowledge of the key person systems and record keeping is desirable.

  • Ability to build positive relationships with children and their parents.

  • Ability to communicate and work in partnership with families and carers.

  • Strong teamwork and collaboration qualities.

  • Good written and verbal skills for report writing, maintaining child records and providing feedback to parents/carers and colleagues


To be responsible for the daily management of the allocated room by implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage and Montessori philosophies, values and policies. Formulate and operate a programme of Montessori activities suitable to the age range of children in the allocated room. Work with parents/carers of all children to achieve full integration in the setting. Foresee the needs of all children and give physical, emotional, intellectual guidance as appropriate.

Lead and support a small team of Nursery Practitioners and encourage engagement. Maintain good communication skills within the team and ensure practice is reviewed on a regular basis. To actively promote and support the safeguarding of children and young people in the workplace, ensuring that all staff and volunteers observe setting policies and procedures to keep children safe from harm.

Additional requirements

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a Disclosure and Barring Enhanced Disclosure will be undertaken on successful applicants before an appointment is confirmed. This role is strictly subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS and references obtained prior to commencement of employment.