Currently recruiting for:  Montessori Trained Deputy Manager

Start date: 2021

Sounique Montessori preschool operates from the Streatham Methodist Church hall in Riggindale Road.  The Montessori approach requires that children are supported, through their interests, to become independent in their learning, aquire new skills, make friends and have fun. 

The role is responsible for managing the setting and planning, observing, recording and teaching the children at the setting using the Montessori method.  This is a VERY demanding role due to the high expectation from the manager/owner to deliver outstanding care and learning opportunities to children.  This requires a person who is dynamic and able to multi task and complete tasks quickly.

The setting also uses a secure online system, Baby's Days (and soon to begin using MyMontessoriChild), to record children's progress and development including, but not limited to, register, medical incidents/accidents, progress, planning and next steps. The candidate must ensure they have excellent IT skills to enable them to learn and enter data into the system quickly.  The system has a vast number of training information and videos to support understanding the functioning of the system but some training in own time would be expected

Due to the small size it may be necessary to assist with many aspects of managing the setting and completing tasks outside of the defined role. 

Main Purpose of the job: 


You must have at least 3 years experience or newly qualified with some prior early years experience with at least a full and relevant level 4 course or higher in Montessori Early Education.

Working hours:

The hours are 8am to 4pm Mondays to Thursdays, Term time only.

You will be employed for up to 38 weeks a year. With children aged between 2 and 4 years. 

Soft skills:
You must have a warm, smiling face that makes every child feel special and loved.
You must be able to laugh at jokes that you don’t understand, or you don’t find funny. 
The ability to sing in tune is not necessary, however the ability to sing out of tune in front of a crowd is essential.
A high level of multitasking is essential.
You must be able to distribute warm hugs as required.
You must be prepared to have a lot of fun in the workplace. Laughter is something you can expect to engage in for a large part of your working day.
Finally, you must be prepared to feel loved, special, and important to many young children and their families. There is simply no other job quite like this one.

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We have a FANTASTIC setting and we are looking for an outstanding staff member, we won't compromise. We're a great united team with strong values that must always be adhered to.

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