Montessori 3-6 Educator

  • Well-established Montessori school with over 35 years of experience, deeply rooted in the educational philosophy and principles of Montessori education.
  • Exciting opportunity for a 3-6 Montessori Educator to join a caring, well-established and highly experienced team.
  • Work in a holistic and nurturing environment among the natural beauty of Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches.

About Us

Barrenjoey Montessori School is a well-established independent school located on Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches. With over 35 years of experience, the school provides an authentic Montessori education that nurtures the whole child from birth to Year 6, assisting their intellectual, social, physical and emotional development. Our highly experienced and supportive team, welcoming community, and stunning natural surrounds make Barrenjoey Montessori School a very special place to be.

About the Role

An exciting opportunity exists for an exceptional Montessorian to take on a full-time position as the Cycle 1 (3–6) Lead Educator at our John St Campus. We are looking for an inspired and passionate individual who has the knowledge and dedication to develop strong, nurturing relationships with children, families and colleagues.

Expectations of the Role:

  • Successfully manage a classroom of 20 children and two support educators while ensuring strong educational outcomes for 3–6 aged students.
  • Maintain a strong commitment to the Montessori method within the modern educational environment.
  • Deliver the day-to-day program in alignment with the ACECQA National Quality Framework.
  • Ensure diligent supervision and management of essential records, including individual children's development, interview records, curriculum planning and evaluation, daily attendance roll, and medication records.
  • Collaborate with the Primary teaching staff for seamless student transitions to Primary.
  • Support students with learning differences in an inclusive environment, working\ alongside the Whole School Learning Support Director for behavioural, learning, social, and emotional support.
  • Actively participate as a member of our school team, fostering collaboration with other staff to provide a consistent educational experience for all students.
  • Ability to work independently in a stand-alone 3–6 campus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and compassionately with families and the wider school community.
  • Demonstrate initiative, and a collaborative can-do attitude coupled with effective and compassionate communication with families and the wider school community.

Essential Qualifications

  • AMI or MWEI 3-6 Diploma.
  • Recognised Early Childhood Teaching Degree level of qualification or similar as approved by ACECQA and accreditation to teach students Early Stage 1 NESA NSW Syllabus.
  • Child Protection Certificate (CHCPRT001), as approved by NSW Regulatory Authority.
  • Valid Working with Children Check for NSW
  • Recognised first aid and CPR qualifications and certification (HLTAID004 Provide first aid in an education and care setting).
  • Full Australian working rights, with no restrictions.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary according to the Independent Schools NSW Teachers (Standard
  • Model) Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2021, commensurate with experience.
  • Professional development program and opportunities.
  • Wellbeing program with Access EAP.
  • Beautiful working environment, nestled by the beach in a natural, peaceful environment.
  • Dedicated and supportive team of passionate Montessorians.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining our close-knit, fun and supportive team, please send a covering letter, resume including the name of two referees along with qualifications addressed to Melissa Chandler, Principal at [email protected] by 22 July 2023. We are considering contacting suitable applicants immediately, so early applications are encouraged. Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information about our school please visit or our Instagram at @barrenjoeymontessori

22 June 2023

Barrenjoey Montessori School

2 Tasman Road
Avalon NSW 2107