Valby International Preschool is an English-speaking integrated international preschool/ kindergarten in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dedicated to providing quality child care, interactive learning and memorable experiences, our preschool program is designed to be different, flexible, and encourage active hands-on learning. Visit our Facebook page to familiarise yourself with our kindergarten:

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Title Early Childhood Teacher (Maternity Cover)
Categories Full-time
Location Copenhagen
Job Information

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Early Childhood teacher for maternity cover. It is a temporary job for 1 year, starting from summer 2018.

Weekly working hours : 30 hours

It is essential that you are a natural team player, a proactive person who takes complete responsibility and ownership of the tasks of the institute, provides guidance to others but also takes responsibility for implementation, sees through the completion of tasks within given timeline and you are flexible when it comes to responsibilities and tasks


• Planning overall teaching goals and directions for classes regarding curriculum

• Design curricular activities within overall Highscope framework (Key Development Indicators) and implement curricular activities for classes through creative activities and schedule

• Create positive, well-organised and attractive learning environments including procurement/ creation of resources focused on child development

• Make regular observation and record children’s growth, development and behaviour

• Reporting learning goals , daily activities effectively through designated communication channels.

• Planning and implementing outdoor and extra-curricular activities and events

• Ensure the learning environment is clean, hygienic and safe on continuous basis

• Conduct periodic parent consultations

• Administrative tasks for internal and external communications as and when required

Language and experience requirements:

Native level fluency in English ( minimum C1 level ) is required. Please do not apply if you do not have native-level fluency. Proficiency in Danish is preferred but not required

Minimum 3 years’ hands-on teaching experience in kindergarten / elementary school (early years) is required. Please do not apply if you do not have teaching experience in kindergarten/ preschools or early years in elementary schools

• Certification/ experience in teaching Phonics will be desired

• IT literacy (in handling online communication, file setup in shared drives etc)

Work visa:

You must be authorised for work in Denmark as we can not provide work-visa

Other Requirements:

• Creative and truly passionate to work with small children while being extremely patient and caring

• Enthusiastic, proactive and flexible to share tasks typical for a small but growing organisation

• Ability to handle a fast-moving environment

• Ability to coordinate with a variety of stakeholders effectively

• Sound written and verbal communication skills

• Person who is culturally sensitive and thrives in truly international environment

Application Deadline : April 30, 2018

Please note that due to high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview process. Position may be closed before the deadline.

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