Blue Spruce Montessori was established in 1997 and operated for over 21 years in the Richmond community. Debbie Marette, owner/administrator, graduated in 1994 with a primary A.M.I diploma and is dedicated to providing a Montessori program that closely adheres to the Montessori principles that Dr. Maria Montessori formulated. Blue Spruce Montessori is now reopening in Vancouver, in a brand-new custom-built facility and will have the capacity for 22 students.

We are searching for a Montessori educator, that has a genuine passion and interest in the developing child and a strong desire to connect with families and the larger community, to join our school. A guide that genuinely strives to develop each individual child’s whole self, and instil a lifelong love of learning through observation, creativity, and nurturing.

This is a great opportunity for a new graduate to work with an experienced Guide in a beautiful, prepared environment, that has the full set of primary Montessori materials. It is also a wonderful opportunity for a new graduate to see a new center unfold.

Job Title: A.M.I. Montessori Guide

Name of Facility: Blue Spruce Montessori

Qualifications: A.M.I. Primary Diploma/E.C.E. certificate (500 hrs pending acceptable)

Other Qualifications:

Children First Aid and CPR Certificate / Criminal Record Review / Immunization History / 3 Reference letters related to the field / Proof of both mental and physical fitness to work with children



  • Experience working with children ages 2.5 – 6 years, an asset but not necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to connect well with the young child.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and communication skills both orally and written.
  • An ability to guide groups of children of varying ages, needs and abilities.
  • Ability to multitask, keep calm under pressure, and treat everyone with love and respect.
  • Patience and excellent observational, and diagnostic skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Establishing rapport and building relationships with students and families based on trust.
  • Assist with preparation and maintenance of the prepared environment, creating a safe, clean, stimulating environment where all children feel safe and valued.
  • Demonstrate appropriate child guidance techniques that are respectful to the child and help develop self-esteem, independence, good choice making and trust.
  • To be a positive role model, instilling good values like honesty, accountability, understanding, tolerance, respect, love, and kindness.
  • Observing, guiding, supervising, and assessing children in the prepared environment.
  • Participating in school activities, trips, and events.

Employment Terms:  Full-Time / Permanent

Position Start Date: July/ August 2021

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Salary & Benefits:  Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience Paid vacation / Individual health benefits / Daily hot lunch / Wage Enhancement / Professional development.


Please email resume and cover letter to Debbie G. Marette at:

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