Montessori Classroom Assistant - Casual - Bankstown

About the business

We are a small, not-for-profit preschool for children aged 3-5 years. The Assistant position will be working with a Montessori Director in the classroom, Monday to Friday, 8:15am - 3pm, during school terms with 1-2 days attendance required during the school holidays.

About the role

The position will commence as casual with the opportunity to be made permanent.

You will be working with a Montessori Director to maintain a happy, calm learning environment in which children develop a strong love of learning and a strong sense of community.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting children's learning and daily routines
  • Recording observations, insights and reflections
  • Classroom set-up and maintenance of materials & equipment
  • Supervision of outdoor areas
  • Making Montessori materials and admin

Applicants must have:

  • Montessori experience
  • Certificate III in Children’s Services - or willingness to obtain
  • Suitable Montessori qualifications – Assistant Orientation or Diploma (AMI preferred)
  • Working With Children Check
  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • Child Protection
  • Right to live and work. You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job
     

Phone: 02 9728 3379 (between 8.15-8.45am or 2.30-3.00pm Monday-Wednesday)

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