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Lead Teacher

Position Summary:

Children’s Tales International Kindergarten is one of the best international kindergarten chains in China. We are currently looking for talented teachers or aspiring teachers to join us in our mission. Our students are between the ages of 2 and 6. Basic monthly salary ranges from 18,000 RMB to 36,500 RMB (plus benefits) based on experience and qualifications. We believe that fostering a talented and diverse workforce is crucial to our success, and more importantly, to the success of our students.


About Us:

"At Children’s tales, our mission is to foster the whole child."

We believe that children are like seeds. Under the right conditions, their inner strengths will blossom and lead them to grow, explore, and thrive in their own way. They are naturally rich in imagination and eager for knowledge. We foster our children with care by creating meaningful experiences and friendly environments, in which their inner strengths can be awakened and inspired. Throughout this process, the developmental needs of children are met and the nature of children is respected. As a result, our children will grow up as competent, confident, and sociable individuals who are broad in horizons.

Located in the capital of the world’s second-largest economy, Children’s Tales has nine branches in Beijing and one in Chengdu. Our kindergartens offer a beautiful environment for our students and a professional environment for our teachers. We currently employ over fifty foreign teachers at our modern and spacious locations. Our staffs are made up of both Chinese and foreign teachers. 

We believe that fostering a talented and diverse group of teaching staff is crucial to our success, and more importantly, to the success of our students. As a result, we work hard to maintain an international working environment for our teachers and we believe firmly in the talents that we’ve chosen. We care about the career development of our staffs, so there are plenty of opportunities for growth within the company. We give aspiring teachers the opportunity to develop their own lesson plans and contribute to the design of the curriculum. We encourage our teachers to discover and practice their own unique style of teaching. No two lessons are the same at Children’s Tales. Teachers interested in management and administration will have access to those positions within the company later in their career. The possibilities are endless.

All in all, the children at Children’s Tales remain our number one priority. We place great emphasis on the education and development of our children. Therefore, it's important for us to have teachers or aspiring teachers that want to offer the best of themselves and grow with our students. We are not dictators in our classrooms, we are invited into our children’s world. Therefore, our job as educators is to enrich their world as much as possible and give them the necessary support for them to become the persons that they are meant to be. That's the kind of environment we work in. 


What You'll Do:

When you join children’s Tales, you are joining an environment that will challenge you and invest in your professional development. Being the Lead Teacher is a full-time job and carries a lot of meaningful responsibilities. Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching, engaging with students, managing Teaching Assistants, lesson planning, and cultivating relationships with parents. You will have the freedom to discover and practice your own style of teaching and leading. Our flexible and supportive environment will ensure that you receive the necessary guidance and support.


Who You'll Work With:

Teachers and children join our kindergarten from around the world. Each class will have between 20 - 26 students. Through play and teaching, you will form profound relationships with the students. You will be not only their teacher but also their hero. You will work alongside devoted and passionate teams of teachers in an immersive all-English environment. Through our diverse team bonding events and activities, you will form deep and long-lasting friendships with your peers. You will be leading the class with three Chinese Teacher Assistants, who are there to support you and make sure that everything runs smoothly. 


Posted: September 2018
This is a Direct to School Job
Beijing, Chengdu, China
April 2019
1 year
District/Regional Level Administrator, Director/Principal, Licensed Teacher, College/University Faculty, University Graduate, ESL Instructor, Office/Administration Staff
Early Childhood
USD 2600 - 5300

Job Benefits

  • Salary: From 18,000 to 36,500 RMB per month plus benefits. Final base salary is to be determined based on the standards set in the official pay scale
  • Work Hours: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, with 2.5 hours of break time between 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm. (7-hour work day)
  • Holidays:
    • Two weeks paid vacation during the Chinese Spring Festival
    • Days off with pay for government-recognized holidays such as Moon Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, New Year’s Day, etc.
    • 2 days off with pay for Christmas day
    • 10 working days of paid holidays in the summer at the renewal of the contract
  • Inbound flight tickets
  • Upon arrival, we will meet you at the airport and provide you with up to one week of free accommodation. If you are new to China, our staffs can help you find accommodations and help you find your way around the city, etc. We will also provide cultural lessons and tips to help you adjust
  • Health insurance
  • Free weekday lunches
  • Help in securing a legal working visa as long as the applicant meets the minimum requirements
  • Be part of a dedicated team and work together to enhance the teaching quality and curriculum
  • Join a network of professional teachers and work together to provide quality teaching
  • Sharpen and push your teaching skills to reach the next level of your career goal
  • Teacher assistants are there to support you (2/3 TAs per class)
  • Lots of available tools and props to use at your convenience
  • Have fun and connect with children daily
  • Experience Chinese culture at the heart of the ancient empire

Qualifications and Requirements

Teaching Credential/License
Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Education, etc.
  • Clean criminal record
  • TEFL/TESL/TESOL certificate, or teaching license, or a minimum of 2 years of education-related working experience
  • Passionate about teaching and enjoy being with children
  • Able to effectively interact and relate to children in a developmentally appropriate manner
  • Sensitive to individual children’s differences and needs and be willing to adjust the program and curriculum to meet those needs
  • Motivated to learn and grow in an educational environment and be willing to continually increase professional knowledge in the field of Early Childhood Education
  • Able to relate and speak to parents in a respectful and courteous manner and be aware of cultural differences and potential misunderstandings
  • Willing to work in a team environment, share ideas, and be open to the ideas of others
  • Good time and energy management skills


Additional Qualifications (contribute to salary):

  • Education-related degree (BEd, MA in Early Childhood Education, etc.)
  • Teaching experience in kindergarten/primary school/language training school
  • Management experience in kindergarten/primary school/language training school
  • Teaching experience in countries where English is the native language
  • Teaching licence in countries where English is the native language