Teacher of Early Years, China

Nanwai King's College SchoolChina

Date posted:
Start date: August 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Nanwai King’s College School is one of two new school development projects in China initiated through partnership between the highly successful Chinese education management group, Dipont Education, and the prestigious King’s College School, Wimbledon. A third partner in Wuxi is Nanjing Foreign Language School, one of China’s leading schools. At capacity, the whole school will serve over 3,100 students from 3 to 18 years of age.

About the School

The school opened in September 2018 and has nearly 1300 pupils enrolled, remarkable numbers that are testament to the quality of the project, its exciting vision and the support of partners, parents and the wider community.

The facilities at Nanwai King’s College School Wuxi are outstanding. We have successfully developed an educational environment that makes the most of our world-class campus and combines the best of Chinese and western approaches to learning and academic excellence, in a context of first-rate pastoral support and opportunities to excel outside the classroom.

In a very short space in time, our students, who are mostly Chinese, have grown accustomed to the holistic style of education which is very different from the traditional offering at local schools.   They have shown a real enjoyment in the inquiry-based pedagogy being employed. Every student is involved in co-curricular activities in areas of music and performing arts, service, sports or creative endeavors.

We have exceptional staff who also contribute significantly to the co-curricular programme, offering over 100 opportunities for our students. They demonstrate real commitment to the students in their care and have a great sense of collegiality and passion for the school. 

About the Role

Reporting to the Head of Kindergarten, the successful applicant will join the school in August 2020. The Kindergarten caters for students aged 3 to 6 and operates an inquiry-based, bilingual curriculum based on the EYFS, the Chinese curriculum and elements of other international programmes. There is a shared pedagogical approach throughout the campus, enabling Chinese and expatriate students to benefit enormously from the cross-cultural exposure.

The site offers an open, fluid learning environment where lessons and activities are held both inside and outside of the classroom. Play and learning areas are excellent and include a dedicated swimming pool for the Kindergarten. Classes operate in pairs for each age group and are staffed by one Chinese teacher and one expatriate teacher with additional assistant support. This allows teachers to support each other in planning, delivery of the curricula and the development of each child’s English and Chinese language skills

About Wuxi

With a history dating back more than 3000 years, Wuxi is one of the major cities Jiangsu province and located in the Yangtze River delta. Traditionally a canal town, it is a thriving city economically and developing further at a rapid pace with a resident population of around 6 million. Located only 45 minutes by train from Shanghai, it benefits from being part of the economic hub in East China but retains a sense of its long and rich history. The Taihu New City development is in Binhu District, an area that preserves the historic character of canal-front public spaces, lake scenery and open parkland with high quality residential, business, retail and recreational facilities. Local government has also moved to the Binhu District, and the city’s infrastructure, beautiful parks and recreational areas around the school are excellent and an easy place to live for families and single teachers alike.

Applications are invited from candidates with:

  • Excellent classroom practice in early years education and a passion for the opportunities a bilingual programme provides for children
  • The ability to work collaboratively and contribute to the development of an outstanding school


This exciting and challenging role commands a very attractive salary and benefits package. In addition to a highly competitive salary, benefits include: high quality housing, annual return airfare, bonus scheme and medical insurance for employee plus dependents. Full tuition support will be provided for any successful applicant with school age children. The position will be offered on an initial three-year contract term with annual renewal thereafter.

Application process

To submit an application, please email a CV to Oliver Knapman, Recruitment Manager: oliver.knapman@dipont.com or please contact Mr Knapman for an information pack and informal discussion. Early application preferred.

Interviews will be held via Skype or in-person where feasible (in London, Shanghai or Dubai). For candidates based in the UK, we will be interviewing on the 14th December at King's College School, Wimbledon.
 
School website: www.nkcswx.cn



More about Nanwai King's College School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 188 Qingyuan Road, Binhu District, Wuxi, Jiangsu, 214000, China. View in Google Maps
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The campus will consist of:

  • A pre-school for pupils aged 3 to 6 years catering for Chinese and expatriate children and offering a bi-lingual programme based on the English and Chinese curricula.
  • A Chinese elementary and junior high school for C...