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Director of Montessori
Permanent vacancy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Job Reference:
Private  International , Nursery
Type of Post:
Permanent, Full Time
Application type :
Overseas & Local applicants accepted
Job Start Date:
ASAP Start
Contact Email:
Interview Format:
Face to Face, Telephone, Web Camera,
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SeekTeachers is looking for a strong Director of Montessori to start as soon as possible for a flagship nursery in the United Arab Emirates.
**HIGH TAX-FREE Salary with benefits
**Flagship Nursery in Abu Dhabi
**Great facilities and part of a large well-established organisation
This nursery is based in the heart of Abu Dhabi and delivers the Montessori curriculum. You will ideally need to have experience of working as nursery Directress and available to start fairly soon.  The nursery believes in providing children with a well-rounded learning environment so they are better prepared after 5 years of age.  There are about 200 students at this stage and this may expand so you should have experience of working with a larger number of students

Requirements to Apply:
**Degree in Early Years
**Ideally an M.Ed in Early Years
**At least 3 years in managing a large nursery
**Excellent command of written and spoken English
**Well presented and presentable
**Up to date with modern practices in Early Years/Montessori
**Being able to speak Arabic is beneficial but not essential
**Techn Savvy
Your roles and responsibilities will include:
**Managing a team of qualified teachers and teaching assistants to ensure that students have an engaging learning environment
**Ensuring the safety of students and colleagues
**Reviewing and updating policies and procedures to meet the need of students
**To maintain and update the curriculum and core values of the nursery
**To be the face of the nursery and build relationships with parents
**Build parental links with the nursery where needed
**To assist in the recruiting of new teachers
**To increase staff retention
**To provide day to day guidance, training and support to all staff 
**To manage all day to day operations of the nursery
The nursery also offers an enriched programme to cover various areas such as Science, Geography and History.  The nursery aims to develop the individual skills to increase reading and vocabulary skills as well as their knowledge, physical and motor skills needed to develop in the cycles of life as well as various aspects of culture. Science covers many aspects such as biology, sound and motion, water, air, light, gravity and much more. The nursery ensures students learn through experience and experiments. History and Geography are taught to make learners aware of their surroundings. Children also learn about different world cultures to create respect for other cultures,  nationalities and religions so they can grow up to mix into many cultures. There is also a focus on national anthems and flags from all over the world.  History is taught to ensure students know about events of the past to help them understand existing times. This is done by make each child understand the real understanding of history and story of life.
Being a flagship organisation in Abu Dhabi, the owner is looking for a Directress that will have
**Montessori Diploma or equivalent 
**Excellent knowledge of Health and Safety legislation 
**Knowledge of OFSTED standards or equivalent
**Excellent knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage/Emilio Reggio concept/Montessori
**Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to targets and deadlines 
**Good time management skills 
**Excellent communication skills 
**Strong people management skills 
**Knowledge and understanding of equal opportunities/ SENCO etc 
**Previous relevant supervisory experience  
Interviews will be done over Skype and shortlisted candidates may be interviewed in the UAE.
Teach in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is expanding immensely. While it’s neighbour Dubai has much less development happening, Abu Dhabi is fast on the rise hence why the owners have opened the nursery here. There is now more demand for education in the region so you will find many nurseries oversubscribed. Abu Dhabi has amazing shopping malls and is host to excellent world-class events so there is never a dull moment with a buzzing night, social and sports life.  Come and work in Abu Dhabi and be part of the change.

Minimum Application Requirements

Minimum Qualification Requirement: M.Ed, B.Ed or a relevant Bachelor's Degree with a Teaching Qualification
3 Years
Type of Staff:
Only Female can apply to this job
Must be western trained (USA, Canada, UK, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa)
Must be a native speaker of English
Prefer candidates with international experience

Remuneration Package

Salary Range:
A salary up to 25,000  AED (UAE Dirham) per month based on experience and qualification, TAX FREE
State/Public medical provided
Gratuity Amount:
Gratuity Amount of end of service BONUS given as per UAE labour law is provided
Contract Length:
2 years contract renewable on mutual agreement
Additional information:
**Additional bonus based on KPI's being achieved 

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Please Note: The job description and requirements above have come directly from the employer and not from SeekTeachers. This is an overseas position with different cultural beliefs and a segregated learning policy and as such it satisfies the criteria of a genuine requirement for the post, under schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

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