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Los Gatos Parent Nursery School Application for Teacher Position

Los Gatos Parent Nursery is seeking applicants for the following position for the 2018-19 school year:

Preschool Teacher

(for students ages 3-4 years old)


Board of Directors




September through May


8:45am-11:30am in classroom, plus additional after school meetings and events


Monday, Wednesday & Friday



ABOUT US: Founded in 1946, Los Gatos Parent Nursery School (LGPNS) is a nonprofit, parent cooperative preschool. With a beautiful, fully owned facility, the school provides a fun and nurturing educational experience for children ages 2-5 and an opportunity for parents to play an active role in their child’s education.

We offer a developmentally oriented preschool experience in which children learn through play. Children develop in an atmosphere of encouragement and support where they are free to explore and discover. We emphasize socialization and free choice of activities. The daily schedule affords exposure to large and small group activities as well as self-directed project participation and free play. LGPNS provides a rich experience for children and their parents to share, and a wonderful first step in the lifelong process of learning.

LGPNS runs under the auspices of the Los Gatos-Saratoga Community Education and Recreation. Parents are involved in all aspects of the school, from helping in the classroom and attending adult education night meetings, to running day-to-day school operations and maintaining the facility. A Board of Directors comprised of parents oversees all school operations and manages the adult education program, working hand in hand with our teachers who guide the children’s classroom experience.

ABOUT THE POSITION:  This is a part-time position requiring an average of 46.5 hours per month September – May.  Teachers are to create and facilitate an age appropriate play-based curriculum.  In addition to classroom hours, the candidate will be required to and compensated for attending events such as School Board Meetings, parent education classes and after school activities. There is also an opportunity to teach during our summer sessions.


1. Strive to provide opportunities for both adults and children to appreciate various parenting styles, developmental differences and the importance of hands-on guided learning situations.
2. Commit to recognizing and nurturing successes as they occur in a safe environment that supports emotional, social, physical and intellectual growth for all students.
3. Give all students opportunities to learn and grow at their own pace and to appreciate the unique qualities of everyone.
4. In conjunction with the Board of Directors and parents, design and teach a developmentally oriented children’s curriculum.
5. In conjunction with the Board of Directors, participate in the administration of the school, including attendance of board meetings, fundraising, school maintenance, and staff activities.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: A Bachelor’s degree in education, child-development and/or a valid California teaching credential.  A minimum of five (5) years successful teaching experience, ideally working with young children.
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, write and comprehend English. 
  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS:  Excellent communication skills to effectively guide participating parents in a cooperative classroom setting.
  • COMPUTER SKILLS: Ability to write and respond to emails and to use computer programs with basic proficiency.
  • CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Selected candidate must pass all background checks and receive fingerprint clearance for the Department of Justice.  A valid Tuberculosis clearance is required. In addition, candidate must complete training in CPR/First Aid, Bullying Recognition, Sexual Harassment, Mandated Reporter and Safety Trainings.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; run; squat; lift; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands over head and use arms; talk and hear.
  • Physical strength sufficient to lift and carry up to 40 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Hearing ability to ensure the safety of children
  • Ability to assume postures in low levels to allow physical and visual contact of children and to engage in physical activity with children

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Classrooms may be noisy with very dynamic movement.
  • Individual may be exposed to natural weather conditions that may vary from extreme sun to cold, wet rainy and windy conditions.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of this position.

To apply, please complete the application at  and email a current resume and cover letter to by December 31, 2017. 

Los Gatos Parent Nursery School is run under the auspices of Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation