Montessori Teacher – Faversham Nursery
Job Purpose and Accountability
The Montessori Teacher reports to the Room leader or Nursery Manager in the first instance
The Montessori teacher ensures that planning for individual children is taking place and that planning is relevant is relevant to the topics and children’s needs and interests.
Have the ability to work with a team to provide high quality learning opportunities and care for the children.
Maintain concise files and records so that planning can be tracked
Monitor the provision of Montessori activities and equipment
Monitor replaceable resources such as dried beans etc. and inform management of any replenishment needed.
Lead the promotion of health, safety and wellbeing of the children in the room.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Respond appropriately to any issues requiring confidentiality
- Demonstrate and lead good practice with the team and ensure compliance with the EYFS framework
- Work with the Room leader and Keypersons to provide stimulating activities for the children and share WOW moments with the Keyperson
- Attend and encourage team to attend training sessions and staff meetings necessary for continuing professional development
- Lead and promote parent partnership
- Work with the team and support the manager to achieve a “good” or better Ofsted outcome
- Keeping and monitoring accident, incident and risk assessment records
- Liaise with parents and staff to ensure smooth transition process
- Practice and role model positive behaviour management techniques
- A full and relevant childcare qualification
- Montessori Qualification
- You will also be expected to complete the following training if you have not already done so which be supplied by Townsend Montessori Nurseries Ltd and kept up to date. This will be completed during your probation period.
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – online
- Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) – online
- Prevent and Radicalisation – online
- Safer Food Handler – Food Hygiene – online
- Allergen Training – online
- Online Child Protection training, then a 3 hour Safeguarding training session
- 12 hour paediatric first aid qualification
- Observation and planning – Recognise the importance of observation and be able to organise staff to enable effective observations and plans to happen
- Curriculum Framework – Good knowledge of the EYFS
- Safeguarding/child protection issue – A thorough understanding of child protection and how to apply safe guarding procedures
- Equality and diversity – Understand the importance of ensuring equality and diversity in a nursery setting
- Transitions – Understand and support children’s transitions
- Managing self – Ability to self-manage, be flexible, adaptable and embrace new ways of doing things
- Confidentiality – Understand issues of confidentiality and its importance in the early years setting