Montessori Nursery Room Leader 4x day week

Location: Bristol
Job Type: Contract
Industry: Nursery Nurse | Nursery Support | Nursery Teacher | Nursery
Reference: PE11203498
Salary: £18,000
Job Published: 23 days ago
Montessori Nursery
BS16 Area
Monday - Thursday
Nursery Practitioner

What is the Montessori Approach?
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centred educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. ... It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child-physical, social, emotional, cognitive.


My client operates as a home environment. This is entirely intentional and allows children to make themselves members of the nursery community. They pride themselves on their homely feel and the children take pride in the maintenance of their environment (children take responsibility in keeping their environment clean and organised)

The setting has carefully planned the layout of the setting which enables children to free flow throughout the building, the nursery practices that all children's learning is self-directed. Careful planning of rooms are also ensured that the rooms promote and stimulate a child's independence and intellectual development.

The role
• Working alongside the lead teacher will be responsible for the smooth ruining of the classroom.
• The practitioner will be supported by the lead teacher: mentoring, training and advise will be available for the practitioner daily.
• Will support in taking the lead in establishing and maintaining Montessori Classroom culture, paying attention to the needs of the pupils.
• Carefully observe and keep records on each pupil's individual progression through the classroom
• Always being available to offer gentle guidance.
• Participate in all school events.
• To be informed and carry out duties as assigned by the Manager.
• To be familiar with the school policies.
• To inform the line manager of any classroom difficulties, including discipline, health, equipment needs, repair and maintenance.
• To meet with the other teachers to discuss goals for the class and individual pupils.
• Keep information confidential
• Be professional and positive in all dealings with children and parents.
• Share all information from parents with the management team.
• Allow the children to be as independent as possible and try not to be an obstacle to their growth.
• To ensure tasks in the classroom are equally delegated between the team. For example, cleaning up the classroom at the end of each day. PPA is done on time, all staff in the classroom are aware of where they need to be.
• It is the responsibility of the lead teacher to ensure that the other staff members are supported in their development and to request additional help from, the management team if required


Qualified Practitioners must have:

Level 3 Qualification (NNEB, CACHE or NVQ, HE Qualification is desirable
Experience working or in placement with children, ideally in an Early Years setting (Nursery, Pre-School, Children's Centre, Reception class)
Commitment to be able to support the settings ethos
Able to promote high standards of attainment and behaviour
Inspirational, enthusiastic and highly motivated
Able to work as part of a team, take lead when necessary and use own initiative
Build relationships with families and carers
It would be desirable to have experience in Montessori / sound knowledge

The Salary: £18,000.00 per annum (can vary with experience)

The Hours: 08.00-18.00 Monday to Thursday.

If this interests you, please apply now.

Please note: We undertake safeguarding checks on all our workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. As part of these checks, we require a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure for everyone working in schools. If you do not have a valid subscription to the DBS Update Service, we will require you to complete a new DBS application as part of the registration process, at a cost of £40.00