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Montessori teacher Average UK Salary & Prospects

Montessori teachers help very young children to grow in confidence, and learn at their own pace.

  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.  
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.  
  • Prepare students for further development by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging
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Montessori teachers typically work around 32 to 34 hours per week.

As a Montessori teacher you will typically work evenings.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    40,268 GBP *
    per year
    18,000 GBP
    30,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Montessori teacher

    Men make 17% more than Women
    • 44,825 GBP
    • 37,398 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Montessori teacher
    Average salary for full-time Montessori teacher

    • 21,427 GBP
    • 21,019 GBP
    • 22,478 GBP
    • 40,268 GBP
    • 37,398 GBP
    • 44,825 GBP
    Pay over time for Montessori teacher

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 37,973 GBP
    • 38,483 GBP
    • 39,040 GBP
    • 39,334 GBP
    • 39,710 GBP
    • 40,268 GBP

    Future outlook for Montessori teachers

    Very good outlook
    Balanced outlook
    1% yearly wage growth (on average)

    Montessori teacher - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Montessori teacher and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • % of people in this role have a Master's degree
    • % of people in this role have a post-secondary qualification such as a Higher National Diploma
    • % of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree

    You'll need:

    •  knowledge of medicine and dentistry  
    •  sensitivity and understanding  
    •  knowledge of psychology  
    •  customer service skills  
    •  the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure  
    •  counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach  
    •  to be thorough and pay attention to detail  
    •  patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations  
    • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

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    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Montessori teacher.
    Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Instructing Teaching others how to do something
    Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things
    Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Montessori teacher. Check that you know:
    Data base user interface and query software Blackboard; Data entry software
    Electronic mail software Email software
    Graphics or photo imaging software Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
    Internet browser software Microsoft Internet Explorer; Web browser software
    Spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel
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    Things to highlight for your Montessori teacher interview

    Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

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