Early Years Teacher (1-5 years old)
Kensington Learning Space (KLS)
KLS is a brand new forward thinking learning space situated in the west of Bangkok City. Only a short distance (10 minutes) from the BTS (Sky train) with easy access to the world-famous, historic and vibrant city of Bangkok! The area and local community is steeped in Thai tradition, set in lush greenery with a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere.
The purpose built space with a futuristic design aims to offer innovative, creative learning in a fun way. The Space is part of the Kensington community which includes an award winning kindergarten school next door. Whilst Kensington International Kindergarten (https://kensington.ac.th) continues to attract government and educational attention from throughout SE Asia, KLS aims to not only complement our Kensington community but also accomplish something very different and very unique.
Kensington Learning Space will be providing enrichment sessions focused on a variety of areas for students from 6 months to 11 years. Our aim is to research and use the best curriculums from around the world. These will be taught in a creative and fun way, ensuring that every child who walks through our doors receives progressive education to prepare them for the future.
Just like Kensington Kindergarten, KLS will embrace its community, and our parents will play an active role as they too become part of the ‘Kensington Family.’ Parent participation is recognised as an integral part of our education process.
Bangkok is an exciting, iconic city at the very heart of SE Asia and abounds with rich cultural experiences. Thailand offers excellent leisure and travel opportunities, with countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar, all just an hour away. The cost of living here is breathtakingly low and this wonderful ‘land of smiles’ has year-round warmth and sunshine. A beautiful, safe place to live and work, and a place that will stay in your heart forever!
Early years teacher
We seek a fully qualified, experienced and inspirational Early Years teacher who is an energetic, highly inspired and motivated person. Someone who is passionate about childcare and education and is committed to achieving the best outcomes for all students by creating a stimulating, positive and child-centered ethos. The position is for full-time only, commencing 1st January 2020 – 31st December 2021 (24 month contract).
Native English speaker
Excellent knowledge of the EYFS, IB, PYP, Reggio Emilia or Finish curriculum
BEd Early years (Hons)
Early years experience ( from 1 - 5 years old)
Knowledge of Makaton, Phonics and other language interventions would be an advantage
EAL experience would be an advantage
SEND experience would be an advantage
Year 1 experience would be an advantage
Forest school training would be an advantage
It is essential the candidate is an individual who is flexible, creative and self-motivated in learning about and implementing different approaches. As forward thinking education centre we expect our staff to be adaptable.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas with the space and would be expected to work collaboratively with our KLS team in leading forward thinking education for all our students in number of areas:
- Lead multidisciplinary lessons focused on language and communication, and art
- Create and organize engaging play group sessions for our youngest students
- Develop lessons for our Forest School outdoor learning environment
- Be part of new and exciting curriculum projects.
We are offering an opportunity to be part of a very professional team of forward thinking progressive educators.
As KLS aims to complement other forms of education we have created our working hours based on this. Our centre will run sessions during the day for our youngest students and after school for our older students.
Classes will also run on a Saturday and Sunday with the school closed on a Monday. Our innovative learning will occur on a 4 term cycle. Our KLS working calendar can be discussed in more detail during the interview process. Working days is 5 days per week (3 weekdays plus Saturday and Sunday)
The successful candidate will receive competitive salary and benefits based on their experience and qualifications. This will include:
- Competitive salary ( THB 65,000 - THB 75,000) dependent on experience and qualification
- Modern comfortable accommodation nearby to the school area or Housing allowance provided
- Free Lunch provided during working days
- Annual flight allowance
- Medical insurance
- An end of contract bonus
- 9 Weeks paid holiday
- Ongoing professional development.
If you are suitably qualified and experienced and would like to be part of a professional and dedicated team that is committed to developing children to be part of a progressive future, please apply by completing the attached application form and send with your C.V. and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted for an interview by Skype (specific dates will be advised). If you have not heard from us within 14 days, please assume you have not been shortlisted.
Kensington Learning Space is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to an appropriate criminal background check and satisfactory reference checks.
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