Early Years Nursery & Reception Teacher - Kyiv, Ukraine - August 2024

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
School - Europe
Curriculum:
United Kingdom
Level:
Early Years (0-4), Primary-Lower (5-7)
Start Date:
12 August 2024
Initial Contract Length:
1 year, renewable
Curriculum Experience Required:
Yes - not flexible
This well-established co-educational British International School was established in 1997 and has grown to 3 campuses with students from Nursery to Year 13. The school follows the National Curriculum for England complemented by Cambridge IGCSE and A-Level, as well as the IB Diploma (IBDP). They have students working online in Ukraine and beyond, as well as many physically attending school. Their international curriculum is inquiry based and mirrors the EYFS and National Curriculum in England with IGCSE and ‘A’-Level and IBDP in Secondary.

The school are seeking a committed and professional Nursery & Reception Teacher to join them in Kyiv in August 2024 in Kyiv and deliver in-person lessons to their extraordinary students, where each day provides a challenging but immensely rewarding opportunity to inspire, shape the future and leave a lasting impact on the minds of the next generation. You will embody a beacon of hope and stability at this pivotal moment of Ukraine’s history, as it endures, recovers, rebuilds and ultimately flourishes.

The school are interested in receiving applications from teachers having the following education, skills and experience:
Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a closely related field, along with a relevant teaching qualification
Experience with online and hybrid teaching methods is advantageous
Minimum of two years of successful teaching experience in Early Childhood Education, ideally with Nursery and Reception age groups
Passion for fostering creativity, inspiring young learners, and developing engaging, high-quality lessons that focus on foundational skills and developmental principles
UK training or experience in a British International school is highly desirable
Understanding of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) frameworks, as well as relevant knowledge of international early childhood education standards
Commitment to progressive teaching methods that encourage exploration, play-based learning, and active engagement
Experience of collaborating with colleagues and parents from diverse backgrounds in an international and intercultural setting
Desire to contribute to our vibrant school life as an active team member
Willingness to embrace and promote our school values
A high level of self-management and autonomy
Commitment to further professional development

The school will provide a competitive salary and benefits package (contract hours). Accommodation will be provided and the contract will initially be for one year but can be extended by mutual agreement.

Working hours: 183 school days per annum + 15 INSET days. The school operate in EET and so for colleagues in the UK the school day is 06.30-15:00 (08:30-17:00 in Ukraine) including lunch. Contact hours with students will be approx. 26 hours per week.

For more information and details on how to apply, please contact Edvectus.
Number Of Students:
700 over 4 campuses
Student Make Up:
52 nationalities
Regional Info:
Kyiv (formerly known as Kiev) is the capital of the Ukraine and situated along the Dnieper River in the north central part of the country. Kyiv is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe and is Ukraine's wealthiest and largest city (current population around 3 million), boasting high-tech industry, higher education institutions and teeming with history and culture. With its long, 1500 year, history, Kyiv displays a fascinating mix of architecture from modern buildings to ancient ruins - and scores of theatres, museums and religious sites. Moving away from its Soviet past, the city is now emerging as a hip cultural centre with craft breweries, coffee shops, cafe terraces, pubs and clubs, cosmopolitan bars and lounges, shopping malls, markets, street art, green parks and a new vision. Kyiv experiences four distinct seasons with very cold winter months in December, January and February (fortunately there are 181 kms of ski slopes in the Ukraine!) and warm summer months in June, July and August (the perfect time to head to the South of Ukraine to enjoy the popular resort towns and beaches). Kyiv is served by two international airports on the outskirts of the city. Flights to the UK take less than 4 hours. One of the campuses is in the city of Dnipro - the 4th largest city in Ukraine (with a population of around 1 million), also on the Dnieper River, 391 kms southeast of Kyiv. Dnipro is a lively, dynamic city, famous for its history, beautiful architecture and green parks. Best Places to Visit in Kyiv, Ukraine - Travel Guide www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN5VOkFNATQ Kyiv Travel & City Guide www.youtube.com/watch?v=osArCwnL-PM Dnipro, Ukraine 2020 www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWCdeDa_rQg
Tax Rate:
Tax Free
Benefits:
Flights - allowance, Gratuity or end of service bonus, Housing - provided, Medical or Health insurance, Professional development allowance
Suited To:
Activity-typical land sporting types, Climate - cooler, Climate - warmer, Climate -moderate
Minimum Years Experience:
2.0
Curriculum Experience Required:
Yes - not flexible
Will Accept Newly Qualified Teachers:
N
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