Cottesmore Child Care

Lead Teacher

Reference ID : 73643
Location : Gig Harbor, WA
Category : None
Job Type : Full Time



We are actively seeking a caring individual who can engage with children by playing, singing, listening, talking, storytelling, dancing, painting, and so much more. We want everyone to have FUN, while teaching skills, guiding behavior, and building relationships with children. 

Two Full-Time positions are available with our Non-Profit organization (not affiliated with a church or franchise). We offer a friendly work environment, discounted childcare for employees’ children, paid holiday closures for employees, accrued vacation time, professional development assistance, and comply with the state-mandated paid sick leave policies. We are looking for persons interested in a long-term position.  


The lead teacher is responsible for the care and supervision of a classroom of children. The primary responsibilities include curriculum development and implementation, parent-teacher communication, and supervision of assistant teachers as needed. 

Supervision and support

  • The Lead Teacher will report directly to the Director/Administrator and will meet weekly to go over lesson plans and classroom management.
  • Director/Administrator will observe in the classroom once a month and provide feedback and coaching 
  • Newer teachers will be paired with an experienced teacher in a mentorship role


  • An AA/BA in ECE, Child Development, or related area or a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or two (2) years of child care experience as a teacher. 
  • Must have or be willing to obtain Child Care Basics (30 hours STARS) training
  • Must be willing to obtain and maintain Basic First Aid, Infant/Child CPR/First Aid certification, and MAT (Medical Administration Training).
  •  HIV/Blood Borne Pathogens Training
  •  Food Handlers Permit or be willing to obtain
  •  TB Test
  •  Must clear a full background check
  • Be responsive to the unique needs and culture of families, such as single parents, grandparents as caregivers, co-parenting relationships, LGTBQ families, non-English speaking, teen parents, domestic violence situations, and more.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel, Google Docs, Zoom, or other online meeting platforms.


  •        Compensation: Dependent on experience and education
  •        We offer Education and Professional Development Assistance
  •        50% childcare discount
  •        8 Paid holidays (after probation)
  •        Accrued vacation – increases with seniority
  •        Paid Sick Leave per State Mandated program
  • Paid Time off for employees to receive the Covid-19 vaccine

Minimum Education : None
Job Type : Full Time
Category : None
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Gig Harbor, WA

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