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Forest kindergarten


Casa Montessori is a day nursery with a strong ethos of sustainability and nature education, in central Edinburgh, Scotland and open all year.

Casa provides in-house Montessori on-boarding and CPL and places emphasis on building collaboration, supporting well-being, and continuous learning. We are committed to advocating for early years educators through agency and freedom, a staff well-being programme, and respectful pay rates for all staff.

We welcome applications from diverse and talented people.

Read more about our roles and apply below.

Forest kindergarten

Montessori Lead Guides


with an AMI Montessori certification and a minimum of 3 year's experience giving you confidence supporting your key children's holistic development by creating outdoor and indoor learning environments. You will have experience as a team leader, and a coaching disposition that is conducive to promoting unity of practice in the team , including with trainees for whom you may act as mentor/coach. This position is not currently open but we are always interested in hearing from candidates.


Montessori Guide at 3-6 level


with a recognised Montessori certification (AMI preferred) and a minimum of 1 year's experience in a Montessori setting. You will be capable of teaching in a diverse team as well as confident to support your key children's holistic development, for collaborating on the learning environments indoors and outdoors. You will have a track record of leading your own learning and an interest in mentoring trainees and new recruits.

We are currently recruiting for this role for a September 2024 start.

Under-3s Specialists


  • with a Montessori 0-3 diploma, or;

  •  a childcare practice qualification and a minimum of 1 year's experience with the relevant age group, as well as possessing or willing to complete Montessori certification.

You will be organised with your time, with children's schedules and day to day matters, an excellent communicator, a positive, creative thinker, and a committed advocate of children's holistic development, rights and freedoms.


We are currently recruiting for this role for an August 2024 start.

Montessori Trainees


with a minimum of 3 months experience with under-5s and either enrolled on course leading to a practice qualification or Montessori certification, or completing teaching practice. You will take on a paid role in the nursery while working with a mentor to develop your practice as a Montessori Guide. This position is not currently open but we are always interested in hearing from candidates.

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