Full-Time Montessori Class Lead – Nursery Community
Rose House Montessori School is looking for a Class Leader for its Nursery Community Class (2 to 4 year olds) based in Sydenham, SE London. You will be an experienced Early years educator with several years working experience within a Montessori Early Years environment. It is desirable that at least one year is within a leadership role or that you are able to share leadership aspects of your previous role in particular your ability to work as a team.
You will be Accountable for the safeguarding and progress of all the children. Leading a team of 4 teachers in implementing the montessori curriculum and ensuring evidence is captured for progress and next steps. You will be required to have an eye for attention and detail that promotes a carefully prepared organic environment that grows with the children through your skill of detailed observations and careful, respectful reflection. Planning and understanding individual children’s development is an essential part of ensuring you remain accountable. Role modelling and nurturing the team from the foundation of the school’s vision will also require some essential mindful, positive and compassionate communication skills. Safeguarding the children at all times, from your unconscious ability to risk assess and reflect upon the daily routine continuously in action. You will be expected to hold a Montessori Diploma that is recognised on the UK qualification framework. We will consider applicants who hold an NVQ level 3 or above in childcare if the have had several years work experience within a Montessori Nursery. You will then be expected to let us know in your message what you understand about the Montessori Philosophy in order that we may consider you as a short listed candidate. Experience within a Montessori environment is essential.
You will be required to hold a first aid qualification and safeguarding upto level 3.
You will have good oral and written skills in English and you will be computer literate and confidence.
You will be part of a leadership team that works together to ensure a high quality delivery of Montessori Education from 2 to 11 years of age and who also believe in life long learning for everyone.
You will be based at our Nursery Community Class in Sydenham.
You must love the outdoors as this group of children can have access to the school’s nearby allotment once a week.
This is a full-Time, term-Time only, position. Monday to Friday. 8am to 5pm. You will be expected to work until 6pm one day a week to lead a weekly staff meeting.
Salary £21,000 to £24,000 pa depending upon experience
We are a pack away setting. It is important that you are aware of this before you apply. You will be required to move furniture and equipment twice a day as part of your role with your team.
If our job excites you, do check out our website www.rose-house-montessori.com as a final bit of research for yourself before applying!