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Ningbo World Foreign Language School

Lead Teacher - Kindergarten

¥300K-400K/year Beijing, China 3 positions available Starting date in 2019-07-31

About The School

Hangzhou World Foreign Language School and Ningbo World Foreign Language School are the members. Learn more about this school

Job Description

This is an outstanding opportunity from a client of It enables you to play a lead role in pioneering a holistic, child-centered approach to early childhood education in Beijing, China.


About the client

The purpose of YueCheng Education (YCE) is to provide a future-oriented education for the children of Chinese and expatriate families living in Beijing. Founded on a passion to challenge and empower young people to live fulfilling and productive lives, YCE opened Beijing City International School in 2005. With the support of the YueCheng Educational Research Institute (YERI), this innovative school has provided the bedrock for YCE to extend its not-for-profit services to a wider community.

  • Position 1: Student aged from 2 to 3 years
  • Position 2: Student aged from 3 to 5 years
Start date: August 2nd, 2019

Role description

The lead teacher leads the team responsible for a multi-age group of up to 50 children. In addition to the lead teacher, the team typically includes:
  • two Chinese class teachers
  • two expatriate assistant teachers
  • two Chinese teacher assistants
  • two or three Chinese care assistants.  
The lead teacher will also collaborate with the expatriate teacher librarian/learning resource coordinator. The exact configuration of the founding teams may vary slightly according to the number of children initially enrolled.


Reports to: The Principal, YueCheng Kindergarten Courtyard Campus.


  • Lead the team of teachers in fulfilling the Kindergarten’s mission: to empower every child to enjoy a positive and purposeful life
  • Ensure that teaching and learning is conducted in accordance with the program’s foundational principles (above)
  • Model excellent teaching for team members
  • Maintains high but personalized expectations of students, self and team members
  • Promote and support the Kindergarten’s strategic goals
  • Promote and maintain a collaborative and positive working environment among team members
  • Promote and maintain a calm, caring, and appropriately challenging environment for children
  • Develop a deep understanding of the Kindergarten’s curriculum and assessment policies and practices, and guide team members in their implementation
  • Contribute to ongoing curriculum development
  • Keep up to date and inform others on readings and research related to best teaching practices for young children
  • Engage in professional development and support the professional development of others
  • Contribute to the selection of educational resources and materials
  • Engage parents as partners in their children’s learning
  • Maintain regular communications with parents and staff
  • Plan, lead and participate in school activities and meetings


  • Mother tongue fluency in written and oral English
  • Bachelor's degree or above
  • Education degree and certification
  • Three or more years’ experience in early childhood teaching (preschool or kindergarten)
  • Commitment to progressive, play-based learning experiences for young children


  • Placement on the teachers’ salary scale includes consideration for the responsibilities of lead teacher.
  • This position does not carry a time allowance.
  • The benefits package includes housing, medical insurance and annual home leave airfare for employee and family.
  • An expatriate parent of school-age children will be granted up to two full-fee discounts on places at the YueCheng Kindergarten, Courtyard Campus, or at the Beijing City International School, depending on the child’s age and subject to student enrollment criteria and availability.

Post date: 2019-01-09
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