Montessori & Friends Education as an employer

Our team in numbers

Childcare places
Educational staff
Average age in years

Welcome to Montessori & Friends Education!

Whether you are an educational specialist, teacher, career changer, trainee, administrator, cleaner or housekeeper: our team of around 100 employees looks forward to meeting you.

Would you like to support children according to the principles of Maria Montessori? Then we can offer you exciting tasks and a Montessori environment prepared according to international standards:

Our facilities range from children’s houses with 30 children or more to children’s houses with up to 100 children and the International Montessori School Berlin, which currently has 120 school places. Many, but not all, of our centres work bilingually in German and English. You will find us in Potsdam OT Groß Glienicke and in the Berlin districts of Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Tempelhof-Schöneberg and Lichtenberg.

Are you looking for a non-educational, meaningful job?

Then work with us to create a prepared environment in the centres that meets the needs of the children and offers our educational team optimal conditions for their work. For example as:

Our administration is located in the immediate vicinity of Steglitz town hall. Cleaners and tradespeople work in our facilities in Potsdam OT Groß Glienicke and in the Berlin districts of Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Tempelhof-Schöneberg and Lichtenberg. 

What you can expect from us

As Montessori teachers, we believe that people of all ages feel at home in places where they can learn and grow. We know that this works best in a prepared environment with professional, warm support. So you can look forward to

What our employees value about us

Source: Employee survey 2023

How to apply for a job with us

Have you found a position with us that interests you? Then we look forward to receiving your application by e-mail addressed to The following documents will help us to get to know you:

The following documents will help us to get to know you:

  • Cover letter with desired position (title according to job advertisement or unsolicited application) and motivation
  • Qualification / desired position (e.g. teacher, pedagogical specialist, social assistant, person in lateral entry, in-service training, craftsman, cleaner)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • If relevant for the position, state examination, certificate of recognition
  • Montessori diploma if available, language certificates

In addition, we need the following certificates and documents at the latest at the time of recruitment:

  • Degrees / certificates of qualifications and
  • further training
  • Job references
  • School contract and school certificate (for trainees)
  • Red card
  • Proof of a valid measles vaccination or measles immunity
  • Proof of current first aid training for children
  • Extended police clearance certificate

And what happens next?

Once your application has been checked, the HR team will contact you to arrange an initial telephone interview. The purpose of the interview is to get to know you – please feel free to tell us about your personal interests, skills and passions. We will also introduce Montessori & Friends Education gGmbH as an employer and discuss possible work locations. Please allow about 30 minutes for this interview.

Are you interested in a position in one of our Montessori daycare centres?

After the phone call, your documents will be forwarded to the respective childcare centre management. Our manager will contact you to arrange an appointment for a work shadowing session. On this day, you will have the opportunity to get to know the centre, the management, the team and the children. This is an opportunity to observe our work according to Maria Montessori and to ask any questions you may have about our educational work.

In the final step of the application process, we will discuss all contractual conditions and your start with us. For this we need the above-mentioned proof of your qualifications and previous work experience. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Your HR team

We are Isabel Serowy and Sandra Giermann. We take care of your concerns with heart and soul.

Together we are responsible for recruiting new colleagues, responding reliably to all employee enquiries and implementing the corporate strategy. In a nutshell: We make sure that Montessori & Friends is a place where employees feel comfortable and want to stay. Together with you, we work to ensure that our children’s houses and the school are ‘A place for kids to grow’.

We look forward to getting to know you.

Isabel Serowy

Ms Serowy has been working at Montessori & Friends since autumn 2022. As Team Leader Human Resources, she is a professional with heart and mind: she always has an open ear, keeps a cool head and is responsible for strategic issues and employee enquiries.

Sandra Giermann

Ms Giermann has been contributing her expertise to Montessori & Friends since 2019. She initially started in the position of daycare coordinator and has been working as a personnel officer since 2023. Ms Giermann uses her instinct for new talent and suitable team members and focuses on recruiting and employee enquiries with patience, efficiency and commitment.

Become a part of Montessori & Friends as a team member in one of our children's centres, our school or our administration!

FAQ on lateral entry