16 December 2017

Nursery Teacher - US Curriculum

Position: Nursery Teacher - Western Educated

About our Client

Our client has partnered with a globally renowned institute that has been a pioneer in child development for over 60 years, and whose founders include Nobel prize laureates. Our enrichment programs integrate a mother’s traditional wisdom with 60 years of leading-edge research in child development to create intellectual, physical and social excellence, in children age eighteen months to six years.

Our client's programs include English, French, Arabic language immersion, learning to play the violin, gymnastics, and swimming, as well as enrichment programs that will ensure all children can read fluently, do maths and have exceptional knowledge, physical and social awareness, by the age of six. These have been proven to be the building blocks of a strong, well-rounded childhood – and beyond, into a successful adult life.


  • Western Expat (US, Canada, UK, Rest of Europe, Australia, New Zealand etc) 
  • 28–35YearsofAge 
  • Would consider local and overseas hires (e.g. England, Ireland, Canada, US, Australia / New Zealand etc) 
  • Persona should reflect the premium nature of the client's brand 

Essential Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience teaching in early years setting, particularly with children below the age 3
  • Quality of experience, including reputation of school and scope of responsibilities, will be an important consideration
  • Fluent in (written and spoken) English (additional language would be a plus) 
  • Exposure to US curriculum would be considered an advantage 
  •  Flexibility to function as a specialist teacher, as required, teaching children Masterminds programs across different classes 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent vocational qualification (e.g. Cache) 
  • Excellent range of teaching pedagogies with open-mindedness to learning and implementing Masterminds’
  • pioneering teaching methodologies and approaches 
  • Exceptional relationship and communication skills 
  • Essential to relate well to both children and adults and have strong communication and listening skills 
  • Team working, flexibility and adaptability with sensitivity to the needs of children are critical to the requirement of this role 
  • Well organized 
  • Good problem-solving skills 
  • Flexibility and creative thinking

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Planning daily activities in the classroom related to weekly theme and the enrichment programmes
  • Assisting with preparation of, equipment and any other resources required for daily and weekly use 
  • Assisting with learning activities which require pairs or small group organization
  • Documenting daily observations and progress of children’s ability 
  • Supervising and accompanying pupils around school to specialist lessons, facilities, medical center and any other activity as required, ensuring child safety 
  • Attending regular staff meetings 
  • Supervising and supporting students in the event of an emergency 
  • Assisting and supporting with after-school activities as required 
  • Assisting in a designated classroom in order to support any school staff member absence
  • Follow policies with regard to the health and safety of students both on and off the school premises when pupils are under the school’s jurisdiction 
  • Participate in the annual professional development cycle and demonstrate continued commitment as a life-long learner 
  • Maintain confidentiality with regard to all school matters at all times 

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Net Monthly Salary (Including Housing) of AED 8,000 – 12,000 (based on quality and quantity of experience).
  • Medical Insurance 
  • 50% tuition fee discount for enrolling own children at the Nursery 
  • Home Leave Ticket (every 2 years) 
  • UAE Resident Visa 
  • End of service benefits: 21 days’ pay for each completed year of service 
  • Relocation Allowance, Ticket to Dubai and One Week Hotel Stay (for overseas hires) 

Other Information:

  • Full-time contract: 5 days per week; 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Actual working hours may be shorter, at the employer’s discretion
  • 30 days of paid vacation during the summer (eligible after completing one year of employment), in addition to breaks when the school is not operational (e.g. winter break)
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