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Do you want to be a role model and create lasting memories? Join one of Reykjavík's preschools and take part in shaping the future of upcoming generations and making dreams come true! Won’t you join us?
Reykjavík City preschools are diverse and vibrant workplaces where no two days are the same. Being a preschool instructor and teacher involves lots of challenges, but first and foremost, it's incredibly rewarding, fun, and educational.
Working with children is creative, and you have numerous opportunities to weave your strengths and interests into school projects. What you have to offer can therefore be a unique contribution to the work and experience of both children and colleagues.
If you enjoy working with people and want to contribute, you're sure to fit in. In preschool you are part of the group and in good company all day long. The preschools employ a great variety of people where each person has something valuable to bring forth.
The work takes place inside and out, working in teams under the guidance of administrators. Children are learning about life and existence and need care, safety, attention, and education.
The working hours at preschool are both convenient and family-friendly, as the work only takes place during daytime hours on weekdays. Many people also feel that working time makes it easy to pursue their interests and passions, such as studying, sports, and artistic creation.
Home proximity is a big advantage for many, and you can often find a job at the local preschool. Various perks come with the job, such as a good lunch, free swim passes, museum access, and more. The preschool is also the best place if you want a hug when you get to work.
Careers in preschool are both rewarding and varied. In your capacity as a teacher or instructor, you will...
The work at preschools emphasizes joy and positivity, trust and cooperation, as well as well-being and variety at work. You need to have the will to contribute, have good communication skills, be willing to learn, and adopt professional practices. Icelandic is important, but there is also no better place to learn the language than in preschool!
Preschool is the first level of schooling and those who teach there must be educated preschool teachers. Today, however, there is room for exceptions from that requirement and people with other education and experience are a welcome addition to a strong group of staff.
Salaries are as agreed between the City of Reykjavík and the trade union concerned.
Apart from the fun of working in a preschool, the job comes with a number of perks.