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Senior Nursery Practitioner

Longjing Nursery Hangzhou in association with St. Dunstan's Education Foundation
Hangzhou, Zhejiang (CN)
Competitive salary
Closing date
28 Nov 2021
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Senior Early Years Teacher

St. Dunstan’s Nursery HANGZHOU, China

Hangzhou West Lake Scenic Area Longjing Kindergarten has opened its door in the beautiful and historic city of Hangzhou since 2017. The Nursery is in association with the St. Dunstan’s Educational Foundation, who have been providing education since 1446, most recently since 1888 in Lewisham, Southeast London.

The Nursery is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the West Lake Hangzhou. It is a beautiful location adjacent to the lake, surrounded by tea gardens and forest. The Nursery will cater for children between the ages of 2 and 6 years. The aim is to provide an exceptional blend of both Chinese and EYFS Nursery practice. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to develop their Nursery management skills within the context of modern vibrant Chinese culture.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Early Years Teacher who will be able to set the highest standards of excellence and tone and achieve them. The core of the challenge will be to develop the international staff team to deliver a unique educational kindergarten experience. They will not be responsible for administrative and financial matters. It will require someone with energy, drive and the necessary experience to create the vision.


  • To be key to raising the quality of early years provision and act as an agent of change to improve practice in the nursery
  • To lead practice across the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), support and mentor other practitioners and model the skills and behaviours that safeguard and promote good outcomes for children, and, in addition, work in close collaboration with Chinese teacher assistants.
  • To lead the observation, assessment and planning strategy across the nursery
  • To reflect, review and manage change to keep abreast with policy, research and training.
  • To have the skill, creativity, commitment, energy and enthusiasm required for leading practice in the early years.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A UK recognised Bachelor degree in Education
  • Over 2 years of experience in the related field

We offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flight allowance up to 8k
  • 21 paid holidays, and 5 paid sick days
  • Accommodation provided or housing allowing up to 3k
  • On-site meal covered
  • Free Mandarin Lessons
  • Full support from English speaking staff both in China and UK
  • Contract completion bonus

For further information please contact

Need to provide satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, evidence of qualifications.


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