Are you an ECE teacher qualified to Bachelor’s level?
Are you looking for a unique and exciting opportunity?
How about a year teaching in a high quality kindergarten in China?
Te Rito Maioha has formed relationships with three reputable and high
quality kindergartens* in China. ECE is growing quickly as China
continues to open up internationally and has recognised the importance
of providing quality early childhood education.
New Zealand’s world leading approach to ECE is held in high regard.
These Chinese kindergartens are very keen to learn about our curriculum
and from our qualified teachers.
*NB – all early childhood services in China are called kindergartens.
What’s on offer
- A one year contract, with the possibility of extension.
- 12,000 Yuan per month after tax (approx $2,400 NZD).
- Quality apartment style living rent free.
- Reimbursement for your return international flights and taxi transfer to work and back home.
- Three meals a day at work during the standard five day working week.
- Health insurance provided.
- Completion of all Visa and entry requirements (including reimbursement of costs).
- English speaking ‘buddies’ to help you to orientate yourself with the area and to provide you with support.
- 15 days of paid holidays
You will be treated very well and you will have the opportunity to
shape the teaching and learning experience in your kindergarten.
Each kindergarten already has international teachers you can talk to
before you commit. Sacha Chadban is a graduate of Te Rito Maioha and is
the very first placement we've had! She's working with Webster
Education at Hoosan school which is a forest part kindergarten.
Sacha had the following to say about her
experience: "Teaching and living in China has been an amazing
life-changing experience for both myself and my children. We get to
travel, try new things and learn more."
Each of our cooperative kindergartens are looking for New Zealand
Early Childcare Educators to move to China and bring their expertise to
this new and exciting market, and they want them now.
Where: The Kindergartens
Cambridge Education Group
Located in Baoding City in the Hebei Province – near Beijing and the Great Wall of China
Cambridge Education Group has 30 Kindergartens and one primary
school. They teach over 10,000 children and employ more than 1,000
teachers. HighScope is the curriculum and the age of the children ranges
from three to seven years old.
The city of Baoding
has a population of 11.2 million people. It has an ancient history
which dates back to the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220AD). The city is home
to one of the largest manufacturers of wind turbine generators in China
and is well known for the production of high quality solar panels. View
Baoding on Google Maps here.
Nanning City in Guangxi Province – the gateway to Southeast Asia
Webster Education has a number of different kindergartens, We Kids
Education, We Kids House and V-Kids, including the incredible V-Kids
Forest Park. In total the group comprises seven kindergartens, three
Montessori and four blended kindergartens. Over 3,000 children attend
these kindergartens with near to 400 staff. There are 20 foreign staff
already teaching in Nanning. A Skype meeting can be arranged where you
will be able to speak with staff on their experiences and life in China
and at the kindergarten. The majority of the Webster management team
Horse riding experience would be an asset here as there would be the
opportunity teach children and fellow teachers how to ride around on the
has a population of just under 7 million and is known as ‘Green City’
due the amount of tropical plants in the city. The economy is founded on
mineral resources and the city is home to significant high-tech
manufacturing. View Nanning on Google Maps here.
Changsha in the Hunan Province – a historical city dating back to 1046 BC.
Established in 2004, Genius International Kindergartens comprise 22
kindergartens teaching approximately 7,200 children. Genius is known for
their multinational background. European educational resources are
utilised and teachers and children come from all over the world.
Genius employs experienced ECE experts covering the disciplines of
international management, kindergarten design and team building. They
deliver an international curriculum which is self-developed and includes
a comprehensive evaluation system.
Changsha city has a population of near to 7.5 million people with an ancient history dating back to the 11th
century BC. It is known for its collection of tombs from the Western
Han dynasty. Chairman Mao lived and studied in this city. View Changsha
city on Google Maps here.
Who we’re looking for
- Passionate and exemplary teachers with at the least a Bachelors Degree in Teaching Early Childhood.
- Teachers who are open to learning and respectful of different cultures.
- A positive and creative person who loves teaching children.
- Perfect for someone looking to learn the local language.
- Note: China's retirement age is 55, as such applicants must be under this age.
Our Kindergarten partners are happy for whole families/children and partners to go.
The fully paid accommodation with host Kindergartens is for single
room apartments, however there are larger apartments available for
families. If you have a family which would travel with you then getting
access to a larger apartment can be worked out. Larger apartments are
likely to result in a nominal contribution to the increased costs coming
from the salary package.
If you wish to bring family, please state this in your application.
We will then get these arrangements confirmed with the kindergarten
provider prior to you accepting any offer of placement.
How to apply
As a first step, please send a letter of application stating why you
would be suitable for consideration, including a copy of your curriculum
Following receipt of your application we will be in touch to discuss
further steps required, including interviews and reference checks.
Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Enquiries are always welcome.