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EYFS Teaching Assistant (English Curriculum) - Nanjing

St John’s College School Nanjing is looking to recruit a team of wonderful kindergarten English teaching assistants to teach and care for students from 3-6 years old from September 2018. Recruitment will be ongoing to meet the needs of a growing school.


St John’s College School Nanjing is opening its doors for the first time in China, instilling the ethos and values and following the teaching methodology of the famous St John’s College School, in Cambridge, UK. St John’s has long enjoyed a national reputation in the UK for the exceptional quality of education and care it provides. The School traces its roots to the Seventeenth Century when it was founded by St John’s College, in the University of Cambridge, for the education of the Choristers of the College Choir.

About the School

St John’s College School Nanjing is a kindergarten for students aged 3-6 years old in the southern district of Jiangning (江宁) in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. Located on a site of more than 7,000m2 indoor and outdoor space, this newly built school will provide the best facilities and learning environment for its, up to 240, local students. Students will enjoy large, well equipped classrooms with up to only 20 students in each class, multi-function rooms for drama, music, art and reading, as well as a large bright cafeteria to enjoy a delicious offering of healthy daily meals eaten in the lovely communal space. The outdoor areas provide a wealth of explorative learning spaces from the Forest Garden, complete with underground tunnels and water features (and of course trees!), to the football pitch and trampolines on the roof. Learning outside is just as important as learning inside and this site provides fantastic opportunities for both. Situated on Jiangjun Dadao (将军大道), the school is easily accessible and within walking distance from the nearest metro line (S1).

The students will be taught by three professional teachers; a Mandarin-speaking Key Teacher, a Mandarin-speaking Chinese Teaching Assistant (CTA) and an English Teaching Assistant (ETA), who work together to provide a bilingual play-based learning environment that focuses on child-led activities that promote the growth of all areas of a child’s development. Special emphasis at St John’s is placed on the well-being of each and every child, focusing particular attention on emotional development through our Emotions4Learning programme.

School Address: Meizhiguo Huayuan, No.2 Jiangjun Dadao, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, China


For further details please download the job description from the link below. To apply, please send an up-to-date CV and cover letter, stating why you would like to work at St John’s College School Nanjing and why you think you are suited to this role, to Mr Sandy Lennox, Foreign Head, St John’s College School Nanjing; email: slennox@sjcs.co.uk.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to a series of interviews. Following successful interviews, a candidate will be asked to provide references of previous employment and undergo a police check. 

SJCS Nanjing EYFS Teaching Assistant - English Curriculum (pdf)