Join a supportive
team of professionals

Nurture young children and babies holistically, the Montessori way

Join a supportive
team of professionals

Nurture young children and babies holistically, the Montessori way

Montessori Pre-school and Nursery Serving Colindale, Edgware & St Albans UK

We’re All About Families, Including Yours

Take advantage of child care discounts for you and other family members so you can rest assured your child is getting the top-quality care you can count on while focusing on your career.

Our Training Package Ensures You’re Montessori-Ready

Get free, in-house, coveted Montessori training and certification to further your professional development and gain knowledge and expertise in the globally acclaimed philosophy celebrated and recognised world-wide.

Competitive Pay and Perks Keep Our Turnover Low and Nurture Our Staff Family

Our average teacher tenure is ten years, at least, making our team reliable and connected. Because we empathize with busy team members, enjoy flexible working hours, 28 days of holiday to stay refreshed, a pension scheme, and annual salary review to stay incentivized.

Our Supportive Management Team is Here for You

Both early education novices and veterans come across obstacles. Still, our leadership is here to guide and overcome challenges with you, so you can continue to focus on delivering quality care and feel valued as an integral part of our overall success.
Maintaining Our Track Record of Proven Results at a Preschool & Daycare Serving Colindale, Edgware & St Albans UK

Become Part of a Highly Ranking Preschool Where Quality is a Priority

Our Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (OFSTED) report revealed above par leadership and management, quality of teaching, and outcomes for children, to name a few, making working here a career move in the right direction.

We Consistently Hold Ourselves Accountable for Improvement

We value your feedback; as such, we’ve developed an effective self-evaluation system informed by the views of staff, parents, and children so we can stay current, maintain efficiency, and continue to strive for excellence.

OFSTED 2015 Report

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Staff demonstrate a secure knowledge of how children learn and develop. They provide a good range of activities and adapt the learning environment based on children’s interests and varying levels of development. Therefore, children are motivated and eager to learn and explore. Staff carefully monitor children’s progress and take prompt actions to address any gaps in learning. As a result, all children, including those who are learning English as an additional language, make good progress from their starting points.
Staff make good use of settling-in arrangements, such as visiting children in their homes prior to starting the pre-school. Therefore, children settle quickly and parents have opportunities to exchange information about their children.
The management team has developed an effective self-evaluation system. They seek the views of staff, parents and children, and demonstrate a clear vision for further developments in order to achieve excellence.

Staff Reviews

“I enjoy working at fountain because I had an opportunity to admire children’s individuality, curiosity, creativity, soul, passion and energy. People at Fountain Montessori inspired me and helped me to grow personally and professionally. The atmosphere at work is vivid, productive and creative. Our team is cooperative, friendly and enthusiastic. The management is supportive, and inspirational.”
- Janka Kmec-Koscova
Early year professional Management
“The atmosphere in our work is healthy and positive to promote meaningful growth for the children. The manager and the teachers welcome the children in the morning with love in a happy environment so that the children feel welcomed in the nursery. Additionally parents are very happy to come and get involved in different activities. The staff work as a team and support each other. The management is very supportive and role model for the staff.”
- Seble Feleke
Deputy Manager
“I enjoy working at fountain because it has a good working environment, friendly staff and love and patience with each other. The atmosphere at work is busy but enjoyable. Our team works well together. The management listens to and values our opinions.”
- Chitra (Diploma level 3)
Toddler room leader
“I enjoy working at Fountain Montessori because I find that the way in which the children learn is more focused, we have a wide range of activities, materials and games/toys, including life learning activities in Practical life area. We are also big about play and the outdoors, we offer a lot of free choice activities outside in the garden and physical equipment such as the big climbing slide. I also found that the children have their moments but are really mature and clever, it took me a while to get over that fact. The atmosphere at work is filled with such love and care towards the children, each child is greeted by their carers every day. I find that the children trust and love their carers. We are really big on teamwork, I love my team in Tulips, they are always there to support me, give me advice when needed and are great role models for me. Also each room leader from all the classes have regular meetings to keep the other classes in the loop about what’s going on in their room, if they need support from other staff or advice. The management team is also a big support, every day I feel welcomed. They were also really concerned when I was ill. We have Appraisals every 3 months and they make me feel confident in telling them any concerns I may have. I am really happy at Fountain and will be here in years to come.”
- Delainie Louth
Nursery level 3 practitioner

Available Job Postings

Fountain Montessori Pre-school is a privately owned family run company based in Edwgare North, London. Our core values are Trust, Excellence, Communication, Teamwork, and Joy. We have a tight-knit team of early childhood professionals, and we want to hire YOU to join our team, if you are inspired by Excellence!

Responsible to: Pre-school Manager/Room leader

Responsible for: Your performance and team

Purpose of the job: To work as a key person and as part of the pre-school team under the direction of the room leader and manager. To provide safe, high quality Montessori education and care for young children this meets the individual needs of children attending the setting.

Main duties

  • To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Montessori & Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance.
  • To help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session.
  • To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met.
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.
  • To advise the Pre-school Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
  • To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences.
  • To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures.
  • To support meal times within the setting.
  • To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings.
  • To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development.
  • To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job.
  • To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc.
  • To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly.
  • To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Pre-school Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the line manager.

Person specification

Essential criteria

  1. Willingness to learn.
  2. Montessori diploma or other Montessori qualification
  3. Previous experience of working with young children.
  4. Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years.
  5. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
  6. Sound knowledge of Montessori philosophy and practice
  7. Knowledge of child protection procedures.
  8. Good communication and IT skills.
  9. Ability to work in a team and value and respect the ethos of the nursery and Montessori philosophy of a child centred education
  10. An understanding of play based approaches to children’s learning and development.
  11. Commitment to equal opportunities.
  12. Commitment to working effectively with young children and families.
  13. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.

Desirable criteria

  1. Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent, and a commitment to obtaining a level 4 qualification.
  2. Montessori assistant or diploma
  3. Willingness to undertake further training in particular Montessori training.
  4. Current First Aid at Work qualification.

We hire for ATTITUDE, not necessarily aptitude. We will train you to excel in a child care environment, if you have the passion to do so! So even if you don’t meet all the requirements listed above, still consider applying if you’re a bright, motivated, loving, positive person who wants to be a part of a winning team and make a difference in the lives of children and families.

Terms and conditions

Hours: 40hrs per week

Salary range: £18k – £22k

Pension, bonus, childcare, training. 5.6 weeks paid holiday

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a criminal records check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.

Responsible to: Pre-school Manager/deputy manager

Responsible for: Your performance and team’s performance

Purpose of the job:
To manage the room team member and responsibilities, work as a key person and as part of the pre-school team under the direction of the manager and deputy. To provide safe, high quality Montessori education and care for young children this meets the individual needs of children attending the setting.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension
  • Termly Bonus
  • Tailored training
  • Lunches
  • Career progression

Fountain Montessori is a family owned business, our core values are love, service, caring and build, we look for these qualities in people we hire to join our team.

We hire for ATTITUDE, not necessarily aptitude. We will train you to excel in a child care environment, if you have the passion to do so! So even if you don’t meet all the requirements listed above, still consider applying if you’re a bright, motivated, loving, positive person who wants to be a part of a winning team and make a difference in the lives of children and families

Main duties

  1. To assist and manage room team with the planning of the curriculum using the Montessori & Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum for guidance. Oversee and delegate the implementation, reflection and planning of weekly and termly plans.
  2. To oversee and help your room team to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away neatly at the end of the session. Update room data weekly/termly/monthly, manage room supplies (restock, refill report broken or damaged items asap). Maintain room appearance including displays, labels and shelves. Ensuring they are neat, updated and relevant.
  3. To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with ALL parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met. Also work with team members and manager to ensure good key person relationships are maintained by all team members, reports and issues dealt with asap.
  4. Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members. Room leader to manage team members communication with parents are positive and relevant always in line with Fountain Montessori’s policies and procedures.
  5. To advise the Pre-school Manager immediately of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
  6. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences. Role model to team appropriate interaction with children and help to identify any areas of expertise to be shared or training needs with manager.
  7. To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures in line with Fountain Montessori’s policies and procedures..
  8. To support meal times within the setting/room, ensuring that adequate staff with knowledge of hygiene and dietary requirements are rotated at meal times. Children have adequate balance of independence, and meals are a relaxed and social time for all involved.
  9. To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings. Supporting the manager with team feedback,.
  10. To attend training courses termly as required and to take responsibility for your development. Essential training for room leaders – Food hygiene, positive behaviour, key person, safe guarding, first aid, reflective practice, characteristics of effective leaders and supporting children with SEND.
  11. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job and manage staff to ensure confidentiality of children and parents at all times is maintained and upheld. In accordance with the setting’s privacy policy and staff handbook.
  12. To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc.
  13. To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly, registers, termly reports, children’s art work, staff rotas, library books, scrap books, Snack and toilet rotas are maintained by all team members.
  14. To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers, by supporting the nursery during open days, viewings and tours to ensure you greet visitors and take the time to speak to them and welcome their child to your class answering any relevant questions.
  15. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Pre-school Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives.
  16. This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the line manager.

Person Specification

Essential criteria

  1. The DESIRE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE of others
  2. Willingness to learn.
  3. Montessori assistant/diploma and level 3 Early years and above
  4. Previous experience of working with young children.
  5. Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years.
  6. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
  7. Sound knowledge of Montessori philosophy and practice
  8. Knowledge of child protection procedures.
  9. Fluency and clear communication in English and IT skills is essential to speak to parents, children and staff.
  10. Ability to work in a team and value and respect the ethos of the nursery and Montessori philosophy of a child centred education
  11. An understanding of play based approaches to children’s learning and development.
  12. Commitment to equal opportunities.
  13. Commitment to working effectively with young children and families.
  14. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.

Desirable criteria

  1. Degree in Early childhood or level 5 management
  2. Montessori diploma level 4
  3. Willingness to undertake further training in particular Montessori training.
  4. Current First Aid at Work qualification.

Terms and conditions

Hours: 40hrs per week
Salary range: up to £22k
Pension, bonus (target), childcare, training. 5.6 weeks paid holiday

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a criminal records check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.

Fountain Montessori Pre-school is a privately-owned family run company based in Edgware North, London. Our core values are Trust, Excellence, Communication, Teamwork, and Joy.

We have a tight-knit team of early childhood professionals, and we want to hire YOU to join our team, if you are inspired by Excellence!

Responsible to: Room Leader and Manager

Responsible for: Your personal performance and team

Purpose of the job: To work as a key person and as part of the pre-school team under the direction of the room leader and manager. To provide safe, high quality education and care for young children which meets the individual needs of children attending the setting.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension
  • Termly Bonus
  • Tailored training
  • Lunches
  • Career progression

Hours: 40hrs per week

Salary range: £16,500-£19,000

Benefits include, 5.6 weeks paid holiday, pension employer contributions, staff team building days, staff birthday celebrations, educational memberships paid.

We hire for ATTITUDE, not necessarily aptitude. We will train you to excel in a child care environment, if you have the passion to do so! So even if you don’t meet all the requirements listed above, still consider applying if you’re a bright, motivated, loving, positive person who wants to be a part of a winning team and make a difference in the lives of children and families

Main duties

  1. To assist with the planning of the curriculum using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Montessori curriculum for guidance.
  2. To help to set up the playroom(s) for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session.
  3. To act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely and building an effective relationship with parents/carers and ensuring each child’s needs are recognised and met.
  4. Work in partnership with parents/carers and other family members.
  5. To advise the room leader/Pre-school Manager of any concerns e.g. over children, parents or the safety of equipment, preserving confidentiality as necessary.
  6. To teach children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulating play experiences.
  7. To ensure that children are kept safe and that you understand when to follow child protection procedures.
  8. To support meal times within the setting.
  9. To actively participate at team meetings, supervisor meetings and appraisal meetings.
  10. To attend training courses as required and to take responsibility for your development.
  11. To keep completely confidential any information regarding the children, their families or other staff, which is acquired as part of the job.
  12. To be aware of and adhere to all the setting’s operational policies and procedures, e.g. health and safety, fire precautions, dropping off and collection of children, food safety, cleanliness of the setting etc.
  13. To ensure that adequate records are kept and updated regularly.
  14. To promote the nursery to current parents and potential customers.
  15. To undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Pre-school Manager, in accordance with the setting’s business plan/objectives.
  16. This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the line manager.

Person specification

Essential criteria

  1. Willingness to learn.
  2. Level 2/3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent, and a commitment to obtaining a level 3/4/5 qualification.
  3. Previous experience of working with young children.
  4. Sound knowledge of child development for children from birth to five years.
  5. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
  6. Knowledge of child protection procedures.
  7. Good communication and IT skills.
  8. Ability to work in a team and value and respect the ethos of the nursery and Montessori philosophy of a child centred education
  9. An understanding of play based approaches to children’s learning and development.
  10. Commitment to equal opportunities.
  11. Commitment to working effectively with young children and families.
  12. Friendly and flexible approach at work which facilitates the development of effective relationships.

Desirable criteria

  1. Level 3 early years education and childcare qualification or equivalent, and a commitment to obtaining a level 4 qualification.
  2. Montessori assistant or diploma
  3. Willingness to undertake further training in particular Montessori training.
  4. Current First Aid at Work qualification.

Terms and conditions

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and does require a criminal records check. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.

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