A dynamic family team in the Bay Area is seeking a self-starting AMI-certified Montessori expert to join their innovative traveling homeschool pod as a Montessori toddler teacher and nanny!
- Location: Palo Alto, CA
- Ages of children: 0-3, up to 5 students per classroom
- Start date/Contract dates: As soon as they find the perfect fit
- Schedule: Full-time, projecting 40-45 hours per week with the general schedule falling Sunday-Thursday. Classroom time will take place from 8 am to 11 am on Monday through Thursday. The remaining hours will be used for school prep (5 hours per week) and childcare for the family’s 1-year-old. An example weekly schedule would be around 5 hours on Sunday, Monday-Wednesday 7am-7pm, and Thursday 7am-12pm.
- Compensation: The family is offering $50-60/hour which based on the 40-45 hour/week schedule equates to a projected annualized base compensation range of $120-143K/year dependent on experience and weekly overtime accrual. The family may be open to candidates who are seeking a higher compensation package commensurate with experience.
- Benefits: The family is open to providing benefits including 4+ weeks of paid time off, paid holidays, fully covered health, dental, and vision insurance, 401K matching, bonus opportunities, and relocation assistance based on candidate need and the full benefits package.
- Live-in/Live-out: Live-out. The family may offer a landing pad for relocation candidates, and private accommodations at the family’s properties (or nearby) will be provided while traveling.
- This young entrepreneurial family has created a home that is warm, peaceful, and stimulating for their children. They have joined with several families to form a small, high-fidelity Montessori homeschool pod that travels frequently with approximately 5 children. Within the broader team are full-time staff representing the varied needs of the family and their properties. The group prides itself on professionalism, kindness, integrity, and organization. Their aim is to support the holistic development of the children while being highly adaptable to new environments.
- The family’s operation relocates regularly and this position will require flexibility to travel approximately 60-80% of the year. Additionally, this family will be excited to welcome a candidate who can maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality. The ability to strategically communicate and collaborate with the parents of the school, who are career professionals, as well as the childcare teams who support the children, will be highly valued.
- The ideal candidate for the position possesses excellent communication skills, is highly motivated, and is patient and dynamic in the classroom! Someone who is detail-oriented and able to implement a high-fidelity Montessori model while maintaining multiple prepared environments in a traveling homeschool pod will be essential. The family looks forward to working with a candidate who is comfortable with extensive domestic and international travel. The ideal candidate will work closely with, and report to, the Head of School and Primary Teacher, who is an AMI-trained primary guide. Following the interests of the children, willingness to teach outside of one’s albums, and innovate as the families see fit will be key!
Montessori Teacher Responsibilities Include:
- Implement a developmentally appropriate Montessori toddler curriculum for the children and potentially any guests of the family invited to join homeschool sessions.
- Establish well-designed school and home environments at each location with clearly defined, well-organized curricular area including refreshing the learning environments as needed and as they align with the children’s interest and developmental needs.
- Plan and implement a daily schedule that provides a balance of activities: indoor/outdoor, fine/gross motor, etc.
- Conduct parent-teacher conferences, host open houses, and utilize Transparent Classroom to provide weekly updates with regard to developmental and academic goals and achievements.
- Provide resources to offer families and teams in support of carrying out the Montessori method at home; this could range from email correspondence to workshop offerings designed by the teaching staff.
Nanny Responsibilities Will Include:
- Create a safe and loving environment for the child to grow and thrive
- Child-related household tasks including but not limited to bottle preparation and sanitization, tidying and organizing of children’s areas
- Flexibility to pitch in where needed will be appreciated!
- 3 years of professional childcare experience
- At least two years of classroom experience working with children in a state-licensed program
- Experience working with infants and toddlers
- Valid driver’s license and passport
- AMI 0-3 diploma preferably in conjunction with a Masters of Education; AMS applicants may be considered
- Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Study, Child Development, or related Bachelor’s or Master’s strongly preferred
- Must be comfortable driving the family car and children in the city and suburban areas
- Ability to swim and comfortable caring for children in and around water
- Flexibility to travel domestically or internationally is required
- Fully vaccinated and boosted (when eligible) against COVID-19 prior to start date in accordance with applicable laws
- The families involved in the school take evidence-based precautions against the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace, which the ideal candidate will be required to follow.
This position is open to all Adventure Nannies candidates who are legally able to work in the US and meet the minimum qualifications for this role. Out of respect for the privacy of the families we work with, we cannot provide any additional information about this position other than what has already been provided in the job description. If you are interested in learning more about the position, please apply!