English Speaking Early Childhood Educator/Assistant (m/f/d) for Fröbel centre Taunuspänz

We are currently looking for a qualified English-speaking early childhood education professiona to help implement the Fröbel Focus “Bilingual Education” at our education and care service and family centre Taunuspänz in Cologne-Humboldt-Gremberg.

English Speaking Early Childhood Educator/Assistant (m/f/d, 30h)

We are currently looking for a qualified English-speaking early childhood education professional to help implement the Fröbel Focus “Bilingual Education” at our education and care service and family centre Taunuspänz in Cologne (Kalk). Starting date would be as soon as possible.

The current team consists of 15 teachers and educators who are looking after 68 children from the age of 4 months until they enter primary school. One of the focus areas at the centre is “language” development. This is supported by a bilingual staff member (English/German) and a social pedagogue with a focus on “language”. Our centre has been working bilingually for almost five years now and is looking for a new team member who is interested in taking over this valuable task at Taunuspänz. Another focus area at the centre is the Little Scientists programme – focusing on STEM education for children and we have our own social worker, just for our Kita. Our centre is easily accessible by public transport; parking is also available nearby. A few years ago Taunuspänz obtained the certification as “family centre” and is passionate about offering a variety of support and services to families whose children attend the centre, as well as to other families who live in the area.

For more information on the centre, please visit: https://taunuspaenz.froebel.info/

Starting date for this position would be as soon as possible. The hours per week, as well as the duration of the employment contract depend on your qualifications and circumstances such as visa conditions. Ideal would be 30 hours per week.

Your responsibilities would include

  • Supporting all aspects of early childhood education and care in English,
  • Being in charge of (or supporting according to experience and qualification) the settling-in process,
  • Planning, implementing and documenting pedagogical processes and daily routines (as part of a team),
  • Completing (or supporting according to experience and qualification) structured observation and documentation of the children’s development and educational processes,
  • Developing successful cooperation with parents.

Do you fulfil the following requirements?

  • Are you a native speaker of English, or do you speak English at native level C2?
  • Are you in the process of learning German and have achieved B2 level German language skills?
  • Are you a state-certified educator (staatlich anerkannnte*r Erzieher*in) or do you have a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education?
  • Or, if you are not already a qualified educator, but have pedagogical experience and similar qualifications, are you interested in working as an early childhood assistant part time at a Fröbel centre while completing training to become an educator (“Praxisintegrierte Ausbildung”) part time?
  • Are you interested in working as part of a team to implement an in-house bilingual education concept?

Then we would like to hear from you.

We are offering:

  • position with ideally 30 hours per week,
  • Innovative team-based work practices that enable the children in our centres to encounter new languages at an early age,
  • Intensive guidance from English-speaking consultants and in bilingual education working groups,
  • responsible and varied job with an innovative employer that focuses on Children’s rights,
  • Room to develop your own ideas and projects,
  • Further education programmes with more than 1,500 Fröbel-financed training opportunities,
  • Continuing professional development and career opportunities through specialisation as a multiplier for certain educational areas or as 2IC (second-in-charge) and centre manager or early childhood education specialist consultant for a Fröbel region,
  • Professional and central resources, e.g. for incident and crisis management and child protection, 
  • Job shadowing and exchange opportunities with Fröbel centres in Germany and abroad (Australia and Poland),
  • salary according to the Fröbel in-house wage agreement, the only collective wage agreement that takes further training and education into account for advancement, guarantees fixed preparation and follow-up times and offers a reduction in working hours for older employees,
  • 33 days of holiday per year, December 24 and 31 paid days off,
  • Up to 99 Euro monthly in addition to your salary: you can choose between a combination of the “Deutschland Ticket” (for local public transport, 49 Euro) and the Fröbel-BenefitCard (50 Euro), or a monthly mobility allowance of up to 99 Euro for a JobRad (BenefitCard and JobRad are available after the probationary period),
  • 733 Euro allowance for completing the “Online-Fröbel-Curriculum” in the first six months,
  • company pension scheme of 4% paid by the employer, as well as an annual bonus payment,
  • company tablet – at this stage not available at all locations – please enquire during recruitment process, as well as
  • Up to 600 Euro bonus payment for the successful recommendation of a recognised early childhood educator (“Fachkraft”) and access to the discount portals “Corporate Benefits” and “Benefits.me”.

If you are interested in this position and you fulfil the requirements outlined above, please submit your application via the application link "Jetzt online bewerben!" below.


If you have any questions before submitting your application you can address them to Ms Christine Schneyer, Consultant International Recruitment & Affairs at Fröbel, via email: recruitment@froebel-gruppe.de or phone: +49 172 10 47 391.

We look forward to hearing from you.

For more information please visit www.froebel-gruppe.de/nrw or www.facebook.com/FROEBELKarriere/.