Montessori Cycle 1 Teacher and Principal - Permanent

Karuna Montessori, is seeking an Early Childhood Teacher (3-6 years old) and Principal to run our small community preschool on the Northern Beaches. Reporting to the Parents Committee, this position is ideal for someone who is reliable, trustworthy and passionate about early childhood education under the Montessori Philosophy.

Karuna Montessori was established in 1984 and is a small non-profit, community run preschool with maximum enrolment of 30 students across the 3-6 age range. Operating out of beautiful local premises in Narraweena, Karuna Montessori is ideally located to service the whole of the northern beaches. At full enrolment, there are 5 staff.


  • A recognised Early Childhood Teaching degree approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)
  • Montessori Diploma (3-6 years old) from the Associate Montessori International (AMI)
  • Current Working with Children Clearance.
  • Current First Aid, CPR & Asthma, Anaphylaxis

Key Attributes:

  • A desire to work collaboratively with staff, students, and families in an authentic Montessori environment
  • High commitment to best practice Montessori education and learning
  • To be an inspiring and passionate educationalist
  • A warm and caring manner and positive attitude
  • Strong communication skills with parents, staff members and the wider community

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the pre-school in line with legislative requirements, association policies and procedures
  • Lead, motivate, mentor and support the team
  • Work collaboratively with the Parents Committee of the Northern Beaches Montessori Association.
  • Deliver the required educational outcomes of the pre-school
  • Manage staffing rosters efficiently
  • Build relationships with families, children, educators, and the local community
  • Deliver consistent high-quality standards for pre-school presentation and work practice.
  • Maintain and mananage all registrations and statutory requirements

Remuneration and Benefits:

Salary is determined in accordance with the Independent Schools NSW/ACT Standards

Model (Teachers) Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2021 with additional leadership allowance, where relevant.

Contact: [email protected]

10 May 2022

Karuna Montessori Preschool

48-50 Parr Parade
Narraweena NSW 2099