EYFS Toddler Guardian/Teacher (EXCELLENT BENEFITS)

Highgate Montessori
N6 6BA, London (Greater)
To be discussed at interview and will be in accordance with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
9 Dec 2021

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We are a busy Montessori pre-school looking for a competent and proactive Toddler Guardian/Teacher experienced in the Early Years Foundations Stage working with 0 - 3 year old to join our team in Pond Square, Highgate, London.

You will be a key member of the team acting as a positive role model to the children and supporting Highgate Montessori in the delivery and maintenance of outstanding service.

If you want to do the right things for the right reasons and join a professional team who are dedicated to following the Montessori philosophy and its foundations combined with the EYFS, this role is for you. 


  • To be discussed at interview and will be in accordance with qualifications and experience.


  • To nurture the personality of each child and to meet their individual needs through the Montessori Philosophy and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.
  • To develop and support each child’s individual experiences and ideas based upon their own personal circumstances.
  • To provide a peaceful and interesting learning environment where each child can feel safe and relaxed.
  • To promote the joy of learning, encouraging curiosity, creativity and imagination, forming a positive foundation that will grow with each child throughout their entire education and beyond.
  • To develop social and emotional integration through individual and group learning.
  • You will have a flexible approach, a positive attitude and the ability to build positive constructive working relationships with children, colleagues, parents, students and other professionals as appropriate.
  • You will hold a full and relevant EYFS childcare qualification.
  • Previous experience of working with children under 3 years.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding/child protection.
  • Passion to deliver high-quality childcare and varied curriculum opportunities.
  • A willingness to become proficient and be open minded to learning.


  • AMI / MCI / NNEB or Early Years Qualification required
  • Level 2 or 3 in Early Years Foundation Stage an advantage
  • Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • At least one year’s continued experience working within a reputable early years setting, a Montessori environment would be an advantage.
  • First Aid Certificate.
  • D.B.S.
  • Prepared to work in all weather conditions as part of our open-air learning programme.
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English.

  Your Role:

  • As an EYFS Practitioner you will be role modelling your knowledge and best practice to colleagues and delivering the best learning opportunities to our children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years.
  • Creating and implementing positive parent partnerships by communicating effectively and giving regular updates ensuring every child’s progress is recorded in our classroom diaries and early years foundation stage personal folders.
  • As part of our team, you will follow our values outlined in our mission statement.
  • Ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the preschool is operating in line with our policies and procedures.


  • FULL TIME:Monday to Friday 7.30 am – 4.30 pm

We can offer: Holidays Pro rata depending on start date

  • Summer Holidays 2021 - 23rd August 2021 - 3rd September 2021
  • Winter Holidays 2021 - 20th December 2021 - 2nd January 2022
  • Bank Holiday, Good Friday - Friday 15th April 2022
  • Bank Holiday, Easter Monday - Monday 18th April 2022
  • Bank Holiday, May Day - Monday 2nd May 2022
  • Bank Holiday, Spring - Monday 30th May 2022
  • Summer Holidays 2022 - 22nd August - 2nd September
  • Additional day off for your birthday providing we are in ratio or an additional paid day in your salary
  • Additional day of for Christmas Shopping providing we are in ratio or an additional paid day in your salary

We can also offer additional unpaid leave providing we are in ratio.

CPD Training During your probationary period

  • First Aid Ofsted endorsed
  • Safeguarding course
  • Manual Handling online short course
  • Food hygiene online short course
  • Upon completion of your probationary period an ongoing CPD plan will be in place

Upon completion of the listed courses and the completion of a satisfactory probationary period, Highgate Montessori will financially support the successful candidate to study a Montessori Assistants training course and an ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plan will be put in to place.

Additional Benefits

  • A competitive salary with a possible end of year Performance Related Bonus* that reflects your expertise and ability (*conditions apply).
  • Excellent in-house training, opportunity to gain further qualifications, virtual learning and career progression opportunities.
  • Childcare provision for up to two children during spring, summer and winter holiday schools with a substantial discount.
  • Well Being Vouchers for 100% attendance and punctuality over the year.
  • An excellent working environment in a well-resourced indoor and outdoor Montessori and Early Years learning areas.
  • Working within a dedicated staff team and an appreciative parent network.
  • Access to the school’s annual subscription to the Montessori and Under 5’s Magazines.
  • A referral bonus should you introduce a new team member who meets the requirements of the school and completes a probationary period to successfully become employed full time (conditions apply).

Please visit www.highgatemontessori.com/vacancies for further information on this vacancy.

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