Lead Teacher

We are looking for Montessori Lead Teachers to join our happy, friendly, enthusiastic and dynamic team.

 

Little Gems Montessori is seeking Montessori trained teachers to lead vertical group classrooms.  If you have a passion for the Montessori philosophy, and take pride in creating and sustaining the highest-quality educational environment, this position is for you! We are looking for teachers with all levels of experience.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

 

In this role you will be responsible for leading a vertical group (3 to 6 years old) Montessori classroom. You will be the lead teacher of a beautiful and fully equipped Montessori classroom. Wherever possible, our classrooms include indoor-outdoor work space. 

We place a high value on partnering with families on their child’s educational journey.  An important part of your role will be communicating closely with parents to a) give them a window into the Montessori classroom, b) educate them about Montessori philosophy, and c) provide insight into their child’s individual progress.  We trust you to be the best advocate for our school, the Montessori philosophy, and each individual child.  

You will:​

  • Deliver the Montessori curriculum to your group and guide each child into each curriculum area

  • Scaffold each child's individual curriculum

  • Observe children to determine where you can help them to grow

  • Make detailed observations, next steps and plans for each child in order to meet their individual growth

  • Role-model the behaviour and culture you wish the children to embody

  • Maintain the Montessori “Prepared Environment”

  • Work together with other teachers in the environment and school

  • Help deliver in-house training with and for your co-teachers

  • Maintain a strong bond between family, school and child

 

ABOUT LITTLE GEMS MONTESSORI

Little Gems Montessori started in 2007 with one child in one classroom. Today there are two campuses in two cities with over 90 families enrolled. We are an extremely progressive school and seek practitioners who have vision and a drive for teaching the early years. We maintain both a growth and a change mindset when it comes to the early years education, and aim to deliver it in its most dynamic and inclusive form. Little Gems Montessori is a teaching environment for all ages, and our staff benefit from many opportunities to develop professionally, as well a competitive salary and follow the school calendar. 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Available to start immediately/in the near future.

  • A bachelor's degree (or equivalent)

  • Montessori Centre International trained

  • Experience working with children (with the particular age group preferred, even if this experience was prior to receiving Montessori training)

  • Passion for the Montessori philosophy; excellence in communicating this philosophy to parents and community

  • Genuine warmth and love for guiding children (and their families)

  • Benevolent outlook towards solving problems and advocating for our educational viewpoint (we focus on the solution, not on the problem)

  • Preference given to candidates with a well-written, inspiring cover letter

  • The applicant must be fluent in English

  • Greek language skills are seen as an advantage

  • EU/UK citizens need only apply

littlegemsmontessori@gmail.com                 +357 999 50070 / +357 22 351319                 Nicosia / Larnaca, Cyprus

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