English Speaking Early Childhood Educator/Assistant for centre Westfalenstraße in Düsseldorf (m/f/d)

Are you a qualified English-speaking early childhood education professional? Join FRÖBEL and help us to implement “Bilingual Education”.

Are you passionate about the English language and different cultures? Children acquire languages intensively in the first years of their lives. Would you like to play your part? If yes there would be an opportunity to do so at our FRÖBEL-Kindergarten Westfalenstraße in Düsseldorf. Be a linguistic role model as an English speaking educator at FRÖBEL - a job offer that allows you to playfully give something back of your intercultural experiences and competences.

We are currently looking for a third qualified English-speaking early childhood education professional, who is ideally also passionate about STEM education, to help implement the recently established FRÖBEL Focus “Bilingual Education” at our FRÖBEL Kindergarten Westfalenstraße in Düsseldorf.

English Speaking Early Childhood Educator/Assistant for FRÖBEL centre Westfalenstraße in Düsseldorf (m/f/d)

The FRÖBEL-Kindergarten Westfalenstraße is the first FRÖBEL centre in Düsseldorf. It opened in June 2019 and offers quality education and care for 62 children from diverse cultural backgrounds from the age of 1 until they enter primary school (at the age of 6). One of its focus areas is Bilingual Education, with currently two English speaking early childhood educators, which gives children the opportunity to get to know the English language early in life. We believe that among other benefits bilingual education can help to get to know other cultures and to develop intercultural skills.

A second focus area is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education with plenty of researching and experimenting together with the children. Our aim is to be certified as “Haus der kleinen Forscher” (“Little Scientists House”) by the end of 2020. The centre’s natural outdoor area, an indoor ant farm and the proximity to nature offer plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities and exploration.

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

If you are a qualified English-speaking early childhood education professional and this combination of bilingual education and STEM education inspires you, we would love to hear from you. The starting date would ideally 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 20-40 hours per week.

Please note that the profession of nursery/kindergarten teacher/educator is regulated by the individual federal states. This means that legal stipulations are in place in each respective federal state, which set out certain qualifications and requirements for the commencement or exercising of the occupation of an early childhood teacher/educator. Due to the regulations we are only able to employ qualified early childhood teachers/educators in our centres, or individuals who are studying or doing a training programme towards that qualification.

If you are interested in becoming an early childhood teacher/educator in Germany you can find useful information here: https://fachkraefteoffensive.fruehe-chancen.de/wege-in-den-beruf/. Please note that most programmes require B2/C1 level German language skills.

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 level B2?
  • 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:

  • A position with ideally 20-40 hours per week,
  • Innovative team-based work practices that enable the children in our facilities to encounter new languages at an early age,
  • An attractive working environment,
  • Continuing professional development for all employees,
  • Intensive guidance from English-speaking consultants and in bilingual education working groups,
  • In-house wage agreement including an attractive company pension scheme,
  • Scope to balance work and family life.

If you are interested in this position and would like to submit your application and/or if you have any further questions, please address them to Ms Schneyer quoting reference number 191209-1.

Ms Christine Schneyer

Consultant International Affairs at FRÖBEL

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

FRÖBEL promotes the equality of all employees. We therefore welcome applications from women and men regardless of their cultural and social background, age, religion, belief, disability or sexual identity.

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