Early Childhood Teacher

Growing happy, creative learners for life

Are you passionate about early childhood education and want to work with a team who love what they do? This is the role you’ve been searching for.

  • Full-time position (38 hrs/wk)
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Min. 5 hrs per week programming time
  • 50% discount for child care
  • Continuous professional development
  • Extra $10k for Montessori experience

About your new work family

Beenleigh Montessori Early Learning Centre is a newly relaunched centre that has been owned and operated by the same local family for 25 years. Formerly The Children’s Centre of Beenleigh, our centre is undergoing an exciting transformation to a Montessori Philosophy and Education approach under the guidance of one of Australia’s foremost Montessori teachers.

A vibrant and welcoming 65 place centre, we provide education and care to children from 15 months to 5 years of age along with before and after school care and vacation care to school age children. We provide a learning environment that supports independence and freedom with purposeful materials where our educators are Guides and Peacekeepers.

We are excited to welcome a new Early Childhood Teacher into our supportive and long serving team of passionate Educators.

Your new role

This is an excellent long-term opportunity for an experienced and qualified Early Childhood Teacher to lead our Montessori Kindergarten Program.

We are seeking a professional and passionate individual to:

  • Lead a team of Educators within a multiage 3 to 6 year old classroom of up to 22 children to deliver a Kindergarten program in alignment with our Montessori Philosophy and learning environment;
  • Develop individual learning plans for each child and be responsible for critical reflection on your teaching strategies, the program, children's development and the environment;
  • Understand the importance of observation as a key teaching method in Montessori and observe and reflect on the children and the environment regularly to provide a successful learning program;
  • Ensure the Montessori Curriculum aligns with the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guideline and the Early Years Learning Framework;
  • Work alongside our Montessori Operations Manager to help support the educational understanding of the team;
  • Develop positive and trusting relationships with children, families, colleagues, and community stakeholders.

Your perks

  • Excellent pay, conditions and rewards - We will negotiate an above award salary, 6 weeks annual leave and provide a 50% childcare discount;
  • An extra $10,000 p.a. for Montessori experience - We are also offering an additional salary of $10,000 p.a. for candidates with some Montessori experience;
  • Continuous professional development - Paid professional development throughout the year on a range of topics selected by you;
  • Security in employment - This is a full-time permanent position with set shifts;
  • Relaxed and enjoyable environment - Enjoy being part of a passionate, caring team with supportive families.

Qualifications and requirements

  • A teaching qualification suitable to deliver the QLD Govt approved kindergarten program;
  • Current Positive Notice for Child Related Employment i.e. Blue Card;
  • Current (or be willing to complete) Senior First Aid & CPR Certificate as well as current asthma and anaphylaxis training;
  • Knowledge of the Early Years Learning Framework and the QLD Kindergarten Guidelines;
  • Have an understanding of Montessori Philosophy and value this teaching approach.

Excited to apply?

If you can’t wait to join our team then please send your application, including your resume and cover letter, [email protected] or through the SEEK website.

Still have some questions? Feel free to call our Director Mandy for a confidential chat on 07 3807 5297.

Listed:
2 August 2022

Beenleigh Montessori Early Learning Centre

10 Phillip Street
Beenleigh QLD 4207
Australia