Early Years Teacher, Guangzhou China

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The British School of GuangzhouGuangzhou China

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Start date: 01/08/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term

The British School of Guangzhou                         

Start date: August 2020

The British School of Guangzhou has an enviable reputation as a school where children achieve excellent academic results and have a great time doing it. We are looking for Early Years specialists who are able to build on this success and help us to achieve our goal of becoming the number one international school in China. They will have excellent people skills and be able to inspire and demonstrate the drive and commitment to make our very good school, even better.

In August 2020, we open an additional International Primary/EYFS campus, while continuing to provide a K1-Y13 education from our existing site. We currently educate 250 under-fives and from August, parents will benefit from a choice between our existing, and our new, purpose-built campus. This is an exciting stage of development for the British School as we look to build on our reputation as the first-choice international school in Guangzhou. Early Years staff will be based in both sites and will liaise, with colleagues, across campuses to ensure a consistent approach to delivering our curriculum and to guide our overall strategic direction within Guangzhou.

About the role

As an Early Years teacher, you will be familiar with the UK Early Years Foundation Stage framework and confident teaching EYFS students. Able to adapt quickly to our fast-paced international environment, you will need a degree, a recognised teaching qualification (preferably specific to Early Years Education) and a minimum of 2 years teaching experience. Committed and creative, you will be reflective on your own teaching and on student outcomes and willing to seek out and implement new ideas to raise achievement.

Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate confidently to diverse audiences, using your expertise to build strong relationships with parents and students. To meet visa-related expectations, you will need to hold a bachelor degree together with a PGCE and QTS qualification and have two years of relevant work experience. For more information about the role you can contact the Head of Early Years at our existing campus: danielle.mckenna@bsg.org.cn


The British School of Guangzhou aims to offer a high-quality education in an international setting, comparable to the best schools in the UK. The school provides a superb learning environment through the recruitment of highly qualified, technologically literate staff, who are dedicated to developing the learning of our highly motivated student body and to meeting the demands of our supportive parent body.

Our new, Olympic Park campus is situated in the Huangpu district of Guangzhou; a 20-minute taxi ride from the city centre. The school has impressive purpose-built facilities that includes music rooms, a theatre, STEAM workshop, dance studios, libraries, an indoor swimming pool, an astro turf pitch, a sports hall, dedicated indoor and outdoor play areas for Early Years and a coffee shop for staff and parents.

Our existing campus is situation, around 25 minutes from the city and 30 minutes from our new campus. It enjoys picturesque views over South Lake towards a golf course. Specialist facilities include music rooms, a well-equipped fitness room, guided reading rooms, IT zones, a dance studio, libraries, theatre and coffee shop for staff and parents. Outdoor facilities include age-specific football pitches, a swimming pool, basketball courts and an adventure playground.

Both sites benefit from attractively furnished, air-conditioned classrooms with WIFI and an interactive whiteboard.


Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation. We are a global family of 66 international schools, providing outstanding education to over 64,000 students in China, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Americas. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually. Our schools have a wide range of resources and support to enhance our students’ success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students through our Global Campus and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), UNICEF and King’s College London. The successful candidate will benefit from the career and development opportunities from being part of the world’s leading premium schools organisation.  Nord Anglia University unites our team through a vibrant online forum, which harnesses the collective expertise of their peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas and best practice.  Extensive online and face-to-face CPD is provided through Nord Anglia University to ensure that our team don’t just maintain their skills and expertise, they develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking. There has never been a better time to join the Nord Anglia Education group; to find out more visit https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/schools 

To Apply: 

Nord Anglia Education use an online recruitment system to track applications and help us to make a fair and balanced assessment of your suitability against other candidates. Register at www.jobtrain.co.uk/nordanglia and follow the instructions to record your interest for specific jobs within Guangzhou. Interviews will be conducted via by Skype throughout November. Successful candidates will be invited to the Nord Anglia Recruitment Fair, in London, between the 21st and 23rd January 2020, to learn more about the benefits of working for the World’s Premium International Schools company.

The recruitment of high-quality candidates is critical to the development of our school and a number of people will be involved in reviewing your application. We understand how difficult it is to be left waiting and will do our utmost to review all applications by the closing date. Courtesy is very important to our school, and we go to great lengths to update all applicants with regards the progress of their application.


In return for your passion to promote a quality education you will enjoy a competitive salary and benefits including; accommodation and flight allowances, a relocation allowance, international healthcare, an end of contract gratuity bonus and free school places for up to two children. Please note that all children will be subject to the school’s admissions process and will need to meet our entry requirements. We expect applicants to fully disclose any SEN needs or results of educational assessments for consideration, as part of the interview process. Guangzhou (formerly Canton) is one of China’s most vibrant and dynamic cities with over 16 million residents and is the gateway to the Pearl River Delta, potentially the most important economic zone in China. 

The cost of living in Guangzhou remains comparatively low and the majority of our expatriate staff save over 50% of their salary and still travel to exotic destinations throughout Asia. We want teachers to feel valued and well rewarded for their efforts. However, if your motivation in applying for a position is simply financial, then this is not the school for you. If, however, you are motivated by a desire to make a difference to the lives of our students then we look forward to receiving your application and discussing this in detail during your interview.

Closing date:  The closing date for application is 24 January 2020 though we reserve the right to make an appointment before the deadline.

More about The British School of Guangzhou
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 1 - 18 years
Address: Nanhu Campus, 983-3 Tonghe Road, Nanhu, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510515, China. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +86 20 87094788
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