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The aim of Montessori teaching is to learn by doing. Maria Montessori believed that children could be independent learners and by following her methods this can be achieved. A Montessori Teacher’s main role is to act as an observer and promote independence with the children. They gradually start to intervene less as the child develops more knowledge and is able to learn and work independently. The Montessori Teacher also needs to ensure that the learning environment meets the needs and interests of the children.
Experience required for Montessori Teacher jobs
Minimum of 2 years working and teaching in a Montessori setting
£18,000 - £30,000
Qualifications required for Montessori Teacher jobs
Montessori Certificate or Diploma at Level 3 or above
NVQ or BTEC (Childcare and education)
GCSE including English and Maths (A Level could also be required)
Excellent knowledge of EYFS and implementing it in line with the Montessori curriculum
Paediatric First Aid qualification
Skills required for Montessori Teacher jobs
Communication that translates to parents, staff and children
Proactive and use of initiative
Motivational and patient
Duties and Responsibilities
Create a nurturing, engaging and non competitive environment
Guide the children through self directed activities
Prepare and organise materials and clean up the workspace to facilitate the learning process for the children.
Allow for the children to develop at their own pace
Support the Montessori teaching method
Lead the children to discover their own truth and develop their abilities
Be a leader and a role model for the children
A full time Montessori Teacher can be expected to work up to 40 hours per week.