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Montessori Educational Leader

Montessori Educational Leader- Forest Lake

Manage your own life – your choice of F/T or P/T position.

  • Salary plus annual performance bonus in the range of $55K-$75K commensurate with qualifications and experience F/T.
  • Enjoy autonomy - choose to make this a F/T or P/T outcome-based role (20-38 hrs per week) - and report directly to the CEO/approved provider.
  • Non-contact position – lead, inspire and develop your own team of Montessori educators to design and implement Montessori programs under your guidance.  
  • Experience flexibility with rostered days off that support family life, as much as possible.
  • Good career prospects as we are expanding both our centres and our affiliate businesses.
  • Work for the best – we are the leading Montessori childcare company and Montessori trainer in SE Qld.
  • Generous employee discounts for childcare for own children.
  • Annual staff conference, staff training plans and ability to apply for and participate in professional development courses that support lifelong learning.

About Us:

Established in 1994, Building Futures Montessori is South East Queensland’s leading Montessori childcare company and training college, with three locations in Forest Lake, Wavell Heights and Blackstone. We currently employ 100+ employees and are expanding in centre size, into new locations and into affiliated businesses. For instance, as well as our core childcare centres we also own and operate a family day care centre; a nanny and babysitting agency; and our registered Early Childhood and Montessori Training College that trains both our own people, plus staff from several externally-owned centres.

Our success has been driven by our belief in best-practice child-care which led to the adoption of the Montessori methodology, and our team of well-trained and enthusiastic people. Our CEO Vicki McKinnon is a director on the board of Montessori Australia and all our educators are Montessori qualified or working towards a Montessori qualification. This enables us to offer a childcare service second-to-none. You can read some of our parents’ testimonials as to how this has contributed to their children’s independence, social skills and academic learning on our website

About The Role:

Forest Lake is our flagship childcare centre so in this vital role we are looking to employ a high achieving Educational Leader with Montessori training and expertise. Reporting directly to the CEO, your primary focus will be developing, inspiring and performance managing our educators to achieve excellent educational outcomes. You’ll also be hands-on in other areas such as parent liaison, developing the quality improvement plan; continuously improving policies; and environmental design. You’ll be a self-starter, comfortable with communicating with parents, children and team members, with a genuine interest in building successful long-term relationships.    You will enjoy being a member of a team where help and support for alternate roles and responsibilities provides variety and security.

As 90% of our promotions generally occur from within, this is a rare vacancy and opportunity that is unlikely to be repeated. With many of our employees having served with our family-owned company for more than 10 years, you aren’t just gaining a job, but an opportunity for professional growth within a stable and supportive environment.

Selection criteria:

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or higher (Essential)
  • Diploma of Montessori Education (Essential)
  • AMI training preferred and/or a willingness to undertake refresher workshops.
  • A track record of leading and inspiring individuals and teams to achieve success. 
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication and relationship-skills, and a genuine empathic interest in people.
  • Demonstrated track record of achievements in any field.
  • A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and learning.

A flexible start date is on offer, so if you are seeking a genuine career opportunity and would like to be an integral member of our Forest Lake team, to deliver outstanding Montessori education and care, send your CV and a cover letter to:  [email protected]


6 May 2019

Building Futures Montessori - Forest Lake

15 High Street
Forest Lake QLD 4078