Montessori Early Childhood Teacher with leadership opportunities available!

Montessori Early Childhood Teacher with leadership opportunities available!

(Full Time Stage 1: Ages 3 – 6)

Are you an experienced, motivated, passionate and fully qualified teacher in Early Childhood with a passion for Montessori philosophy? If so, you may be the person we are looking for!   

Established in 1981, Inner Sydney Montessori School (ISMS) is a leading provider of Montessori education for children from birth through to completion of primary school. Our vision is to provide a comprehensive and authentic Montessori education which allows each child the freedom to discover themselves, develop their whole being and embrace the joy of learning, that extends well beyond the classroom. 

The Opportunity: 

We currently have full-time, permanent opportunities within our 3 – 6 program, for Montessori teachers looking to progress further in their career. We’re looking for qualified educators who will ignite the flame of learning and nurture our children’s natural curiosity of the world around them, instilling a passion of continuous growth and development that lasts a lifetime.  

As well as Classroom Director, there are opportunities within our school to lead our stimulating, positive and inclusive environment deeply rooted in the Montessori philosophy, reflecting the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and maintaining the elements of the National Quality Standards (NQS).

The ideal teacher will: 

  • Have a passion for Montessori education and a strong desire to work within a collaborative, authentic Montessori environment;
  • Support the child in their development by working alongside them and their family, using effective communication and understanding;
  • Develop strong, nurturing relationships with the children based on respect and trust;
  • Have high motivation for achieving excellent standards of education with strong and demonstrable knowledge and understanding of curriculum and child development, with the ability to use a range of teaching techniques and materials;
  • Have the ability to supervise and guide student teachers and interns;
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Essential criteria:

  • A recognised Early Childhood Teaching degree approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA);
  • A reputable and Australian recognised 3 – 6 Montessori diploma;
  • Ability to obtain a WWCC (Working With Children Check);
  • A relevant First Aid Certificate and Child Protection training, as approved by ACECQA, or willingness to obtain;
  • COVID-19 Australian recognised double vaccination certificate.

What we offer:

  • Attractive salary in accordance with the MEA plus 17.5% annual leave loading;
  • Ongoing, extensive training and development programs;
  • Staff discounts (OOSH, school fees and local health centres);
  • Close-knit and dedicated team; and
  • Numerous wellbeing programs including daily meditation.

If this sounds like you then we’d LOVE to hear from you! Please direct applications, including a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by 21 March 2022. We will be contacting suitable applicants immediately, so early applications are encouraged. Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

ISMS will also keenly consider applications from trained teachers, willing to work in a support role, in order to begin a pathway to Montessori training with potential sponsorship for study.

We’re very proud of our school. For more information on working at ISMS, please visit or give us a call to arrange a visit. We’d love to meet you. 

* Salary is determined in accordance with the Independent Schools NSW/ACT Standards Model (Teachers) Multi-Enterprise Agreement 2021 and ranges from $82,587 – $117,009, with additional leadership allowance, where relevant.