Kindergarten Teacher Job Description

Kindergarten Teacher


**Candidates Must Currently be in China**

About the contract

  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am 4:00pm
  • Starting August 2020
  • Location: Shanghai
  • Class Size: 20-24 students, Chinese co-teacher and Teaching Assistant (TA) present at all times
Compensation and Benefits:

  • 230,000 - 300,000RMB per year, salary depending on qualifications and teaching experience
  • 8,500RMB per month housing allowance
  • 10,000 RMB end of contract bonus based on working performance
  • Transportation allowance 2,000rmb per month
  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance (AXA)
  • Paid holidays: Chinese government holidays, 4 weeks winter holiday, 1 week for Christmas, 1 day for Easter, 7 weeks off in the summer
  • Airport pickup upon arrival
  • Legal work visa & Foreign Expert Card
  • Roundtrip airfare either purchased or reimbursed depending on situation (up to 12,000 RMB per year)


  • At least 2 years relevant Kindergarten/Reception teaching experience
  • TESOL certificate required, however, must have an understanding of working alongside children who have English as a second or third language
  • Bachelors degree required. Bachelors of Education preferred
  • Age required: 24 – 55
  • Open to diversity and living within the Chinese culture and Shanghai
  • Ideal candidate must be an Early Years professional who is career oriented and passionate about teaching and pedagogy


The school operates a domestic program as well as aspects of the UK EYFS national curriculum, with students from around the world. The ideal candidate would have a clear understanding of how to teach and to manage 22 children in a classroom to be aware that all children learn differently as individuals. Experience teaching Phonics and a commitment to learning about teaching pedagogies and theories to provide a purposeful, rich learning environment that facilitates children’s learning and development. It is expected that you have a sound understanding of behavioural management and how to positively guide children’s behaviour and take leadership within the classroom when working alongside a Chinese co-teacher.

Job Summary

Type of School
Kindergarten & Pre-School
Start Date
Require teaching licence?
Number of Positions
230,000-310,000RMB per year + 8,500rmb per month housing allowance & other benefits
Contract Length
1 year

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