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Assistant Head of Early Years

Wellington College International HangzhouHangzhou, China

At Huili Nursery Hangzhou, we believe that every child has the right to a well-planned, joyful, and holistic education. Early years education has a lifelong impact on how young children view and value learning. Key to our educational ethos is full commitment to the Nursery, with staff, children and parents all playing their parts in creating and maintaining a truly unique and vibrant atmosphere. Our Nursery staff are committed to encouraging our students to embrace a wide range of experiences and to foster in them Huili Values and the Huili Identity.

In furthering the delivery of an international education in a Chinese context, we have merged the English Early Years Foundation Stage Framework with the Chinese Early Years Curriculum for 3-6 year olds to support our children.

As early years practitioners, we encompass many roles to multiple stakeholders. In responding to the unique individuals under our care, we combine theories of meaningful practice, tailoring them to address the specific needs of the individual child. Though this may differ from the educational experiences of our parents, we assure families that what we do is meaningful for their child. By articulating and linking our educational frameworks and planning to the needs of our children, we are able to constantly monitor and evaluate our practice for further modifications and reflection.

At the Nursery, we celebrate our position as a cultural junction, acknowledge and respect the cultural sensitivities of our setting. In embracing the full marriage of Eastern and Western cultures and educational beliefs, we seek to ensure that the essence of Wellington College runs indelibly through the DNA of our own cultural identity.

DEPARTMENT Academic

SUPERVISOR    Deputy Head of Early Years/ Head of Early Years

OBJECTIVE

Huili Nursery Hangzhou is looking for an experienced candidate to cover the position of Assistant Head of Early Years. We are looking for candidates who understand collaboration and the importance of meaningful relationships as a means to strive for excellence in both their own professional development and for first class provision for all of our children. Successful candidates will have the energy, experience, and passion to help realise their own and our aspirations.

At Huili Nursery Hangzhou our leaders are recognized as role models within, between and beyond our nursery, building a strong sense of community, whilst being responsive to our children, families, and staff.

EXPERIENCE

We pride ourselves on being an incredibly creative and innovative nursery. We expect all our leaders to be a major contributor to the nursery vision and to support in leading our nursery to outstanding achievement, contributing to our continuing rich development within the nursery and the local and wider community, which is essential in providing a highly valued bilingual education. The post holder will be expected to lead creatively on areas of learning across the nursery, we are keen to maximise skills and abilities new staff can contribute. An ability to mentor and coach others is essential.

BASIC QUALIFICATION

Education: Bachelor’s degree ;Master’s Degree; Relevant teaching qualifications and certificates

Major: Early Childhood Education

Language: English/Chinese

EXPERIENCE

Working Experience: Successful teaching experience

Proven leadership experience within a middle or senior management role.

Experience of curriculum leadership and developing whole-school policies and strategies.

Experience of working in a bi-lingual setting or of teaching children for whom English is an additional language.

Please submit CV and cover letter, together with an application form (available to download from www.wellingtoncollege.cn/careers) in English and email to jobs.hangzhou@wellingtoncollege.cn. Please note that any application with missing materials will not be considered.

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