Inspired by the Reggio-Emilia Approach and the Montessori Method, tinyHappy Garden International School is small, home-based English immersion preschool located in Yokohama, Japan. We have students from Japan as well as expats from around the world and we are always looking for individuals who are passionate about Early Childhood Education to join our teaching team!
At tinyHappy Garden, we believe that play is the most important work of the child. Our students are free to explore our seasonal themes each month through creative materials made by our teachers, who set up invitations to play. Subjects such as maths, science, language, sensorial and practical life skills may be learned through use of Montessori materials placed on low, open shelves. Children enjoy our daily Music and Motion and Circle Time under the large tree in our classroom.
Currently, we have 20 students in total (with varying schedules) aged 16 months ~ 4 years old. As our students grow and can express their interests more, teachers look forward to transitioning to a more emergent curriculum, even though we have already completed many thematic projects since the school opened in 2014.
We hope to find an individual who is responsible, respectful, self-sufficient, energetic and curious with a bright personality who adores children, can speak English well, and holds a preschool/kindergarten teaching certificate (hoikushi license).
All interested applicants should please send their resumé with two references by email and be prepared for an in-person interview and a trial lesson at school.
See you at school!