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Early Years Teacher

Dipont Education
Kunshan, China
Housing allowance
Annual return airfare allowance
Start August 2020
3 years
  • Early Childhood
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Teaching Credential/License
    Other Certification

We teach children how to learn as much as teaching them what to learn. Therefore, we look for educators who are committed to equipping our youngest scholars to become resilient, adaptable, enlightened and ethical, ready to embrace an ever-changing world with vigor. 

Applications are invited from candidates with:

  • A formal teaching qualification, highly skilled in early years or lower primary/elementary education
  • A passion for experiential and inquiry-based learning
  • The ability to work collaboratively and contribute to the development of an outstanding school
  • Highly attractive salary
  • Annual return airfare allowance
  • Housing allowance
  • Medical/accident insurance
  • School places for 2 dependent children
  • Bonus
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development, training and career development

About the School

Serving children from ages 2 to 18, the school will open with classes in preschool, elementary and middle schools and grade 10 in the upper school. At capacity, the whole campus will enroll 2,800 students.

Shanghai Huaer Collegiate School has been developed in partnership with the No. 2 High School of East China Normal University (Shanghai Huaer). East China Normal University is known as the premier teacher training university in China and its affiliated school has a long-established reputation for its progressive approach to the development of teaching and learning.

A blended Chinese and American curriculum will combine a drive for academic excellence with a whole child education program designed to nurture healthy, well-adjusted young people. Scholars will be encouraged to explore a broad range of interests outside of the classroom while developing the social skills and strength of character that will empower them for a future of resilient, ethical leadership anywhere in the world.

Facilities at the school are outstanding and include state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories and sports complexes, boarding facilities and performing arts center with 800 seat theater. The preschool will benefit from exceptional indoor and outdoor learning and play areas


About the Role

The preschool will deliver a customized program for children aged 2 to 6, delivered in English and Chinese, that is grounded in evidence-based theories of education, using curriculum frameworks from China, England and America. Educators in the preschool will value inquiry-led, project-based learning that places the child at its center. We teach children how to learn as much as teaching them what to learn. We are looking for early years specialists who are committed to equipping our youngest scholars to become resilient, adaptable, enlightened and ethical, ready to embrace an ever-changing world with vigor.

Each class in preschool will benefit from an international teacher, bilingual teacher and life skills teacher with additional support from a team of teaching fellows. Teachers will lead age-specific classes according to their preference and experience, with the potential to undertake additional responsibilities or coordination roles in the second year of the contract.

Teaching in preschool will make full use of facilities that inspire a love of learning. The outdoor environment includes areas for games, literacy, gardening and sustainability, construction, motor development, a running track, theatre and tricycle path. The indoor environment includes integrated classrooms, a swimming pool, STEM classroom, art room, pottery room, multi-function room, library, music room, kitchen and community space.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Dipont has pioneered the delivery of international programmes for Chinese students since 2003. We manage a network of 26 international curricula centres based in some of China’s top schools, delivering A Level, Advanced Placement or IB Diploma Programmes with over 6,500 students on roll.

Dipont are also developing a network of high-quality K-12 independent schools delivering bilingual programs. New campuses successfully opened in August 2018 - Nanwai King's College School in Wuxi and RDFZ King's College School in Hangzhou. Both schools were opened in partnership with King’s College School, Wimbledon and two prestigious Chinese schools. In August 2020, we will open an American style bilingual school - Shanghai Huaer Collegiate School in Kunshan. Other new school projects (to open over the next 4 years) are currently in development.

Our schools extend from the north to the south of China with a high proportion located in the provinces close to Shanghai. 

International Centres

Dipont-managed centres are located in a dedicated section of the host school and students transfer into the centres either in Grad 10 or Grade 11. Grade 10 is a preparatory year with IGCSE or a pre-AP program before students embark on IBDP, A Level or AP Programs in Grade 11. 

One of the key aims within each centre is to adequately prepare our students for successful university careers and for life overseas, in part developed through international teaching methods that encourage critical thinking, debate and application of learning.

K-12 Independent Schools

Our schools provide an internationalized, bilingual learning experience for students aged 3 to 18. We are committed to an educational environment that makes the most of world-class facilities and combines the best of Chinese and western approaches to learning and academic excellence, supporting and developing students beyond the classroom with high quality advisory, co-curricular and residential programs. Students study the mandatory Chinese curriculum between Grades 1 and 9, delivered in both Chinese and English using modern  pedagogy. Our pre-schools embrace an inquiry approach with a tailored curriculum combining international and Chinese curriculum standards. IGCSE, A Levels or AP Programs are delivered in the high schools.  


This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

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