Find a Montessori Caregiver that comes to you
Our Montessori caregiver network serves parents with children ages 0 to 12, offering education and care to support your unique family needs.
About our Montessori Caregiver program
Our Montessori Caregiver program offers an alternative to the traditional nanny or au pair, combining Montessori-informed education and care.
All of our Caregivers have completed our certified Montessori in the Home course, and many are enrolled in our full Montessori teacher accreditation program.
Our team will help you set up a home environment with the right furniture and equipment, along with providing key Montessori materials, to support your child’s burgeoning independence.
A combination of education and care
Our unique Montessori Caregiver network is powered by our online Guidepost curriculum and training to enable facilitation of our virtual programs, alongside care.
We offer Caregivers for private placement or the potential for a shared home pod with other families in your area. Available for:
- Early Years children ages 0-6
- Elementary Years children ages 6-12
How does it work?
Attend an Info Session
Speak with admissions and learn more about our virtual programs that can be amplified with a Montessori Caregiver.
Tell us your Caregiver needs
Fill out the pre-registration form to tell us about your child care and education support needs.
We find a Caregiver for you
This program is in high-demand and may require you to waitlist based on availability in your area.
Let us take care of the curriculum, paying your guide, and providing key educational materials based on your child's age
- What is the difference between a Caregiver, Nanny and a Guide?
Our Montessori Caregivers work with Early Years children to provide a high degree of child care and are most commonly referred to as a Nanny. As the child ages, our Caregivers operate more like Guides who work with pre-school and Elementary Years children to provide an increasing degree of education support and facilitation with our existing virtual programs. The ability to provide varying degrees of education support and child care is what makes our Montessori Caregiver program unique.
- Do I pay my Caregiver directly, or do I pay Guidepost?
- What if the Caregiver calls in sick? Do you provide backup care?
- How much does the service cost?
- What will my Caregiver’s training look like?
- How do you find and vet your Caregivers?
“We have little spare time, so it worked well for us having the company take care of all the admin – finding the caregiver, background checks, payment, taxes, insurance, etc. We were paired with a fantastic guide who was caring, respectful, and patient. The materials provided were high quality and allowed us to create an organized and developmentally-appropriate environment for our daughter.”
Montessori Caregiver Spotlight
When I’m working with kids, my goal is to make them feel important and special. I want each child to know that they are capable and to feel proud of who they are.
I would describe my care as organic. I deal with the whole child; meeting each child where they are emotionally, physically, cognitively, and socially, and work from there.
I’m very enthusiastic and involved. I love getting down on the floor and really playing. I’m a former preschool teacher, so I like to plan development appropriate activities.
Looking to become a Montessori Caregiver?
We’re looking for enthusiastic, flexible educators who have a Montessori spirit, are professionally ambitious, and enjoy building strong, meaningful relationships with children and families.
As part of our network, you will benefit from sponsored Montessori in the Home training, on-going professional development, a network of schools and peers, and all the benefits of a full-time position.
This is a unique opportunity that will allow you to work with children in the comfort of their home or other home-like setting, while simultaneously developing your skills and deepening your understanding of Montessori education.
What we offer our full-time Caregivers
- Initial Montessori-at-home training and onboarding
- Ongoing professional development and support, including optional enrollment in our full Montessori teacher accreditation program
- A network of supportive peers and mentors who regularly share best practices
- Full access to our Montessori Family Framework and Guidepost Elementary Album resource database
- Flexible options for full-time, part-time, temporary or long-term assignments
- Paid Time Off, 401K account, and health, vision, and dental benefits for full-time employees
Giving children the keys to life
Guidepost Montessori enables children to understand the world and choose their place within it.
With over 80 campuses across the US and Asia, and at-home and virtual learning programs serving more than 7,000 families worldwide, Guidepost is the world’s largest Montessori network.
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Do you want to learn more about Montessori? Visit The Prepared Montessorian for flexible online courses, from beginner to expert level.