Position title
Preschool Teacher - mornings

Job description

Orpington Montessori Preschool is looking for Preschool Teachers to join our accredited and friendly preschool in Orpington in Greater London, BR6.

The role will include bringing new ideas and passion to the setting, contributing to lesson planning, observing and recording the children\'s development and being a key worker.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and reliable Preschool Teacher who is interested in joining our friendly team.

Person Specification

  • Montessori Qualification or NVQ level 3 with an interest in Montessori Philosophy.
  • Previous experience working as a Preschool Teacher/Montessori Student.
  • Two recent references are required; one of which must be from your previous employer.
  • Supervise children throughout the day, indoors and outdoors and ensure the safety and well-being of children.
  • Be familiar with emergency procedures.
  • Be prepared to flexibly adapt to the diverse situations that arise in early childhood education.
  • Create a welcoming and attractive classroom.
  • Ensure that the Preschool/Montessori programs are followed on a day-to-day basis when possible.
  • Ensuring general child stimulation using equipment at your disposal and keeping levels proportionate to the child.
  • Assist children with their activities to develop each child to their full potential.
  • To act as a key person to a group of children and discuss their needs with Manager/Deputy Manager.
  • Adhere to Montessori philosophy and encourage children’s independence.
  • Monitor children through structured Montessori programme practiced at the Preschool.
  • Plan and prepare materials for activities.
  • Develop positive relationships with parents and staff. Attend parent’s meetings, staff meetings and training when required.
  • Keep up to date knowledge of child development and early years foundation, safeguarding children and providing appropriate activities, relevant legislations, policies and procedures to ensure that children are supervised and safe at all times.
  • Contribute and adhere to Preschool procedures and policies, e.g. health and safety, risk assessments, confidentiality, data protection, child protection etc.
  • Montessori Qualification or NVQ level 3 with an interest in Montessori Philosophy.
  • You will need to have a good command of spoken and written English and be a good communicator.
  • Due to the nature of this job, candidates will be subject to UK eligibility checks together with Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.
Job Benefits

We are very proud of our teachers and have a welcoming team. We actively promote a regular professional development and training program alongside regular supervision and mentoring. We are committed to offer a competitive salary that reflects your qualification and level of experience. We also offer regular training and development that will enable you to take advantage of our promotion opportunities.


Send your CV to orpingtonmontessori@gmail.com

You may also call Cima for an informal chat about this opportunity on 07957 324314

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
Duration of employment
Early Years
Job Location
Orpington Methodist Church, Sevenoaks Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 9JH, UK
Working Hours
8:30 am to 1:00 pm; 22.5 hours per week, term time only (38 weeks per year)
Base Salary
£11.00-£15.00 Per hour
Date posted
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