Would you like to be a part of a new, international community in early childhood education?


We are looking for an early childhood education professional to lead a team in Kuwait!

HEI Schools (Helsinki International Schools Group Oy) is opening a new kindergarten for 0-6 year old children in Kuwait City in February 2020. We are now looking for a Finnish Early Childhood Education (ECE) professional to lead HEI Kuwait team and to work as a principal for 1,5 years with an option for a longer contract.

HEI Schools is an international ECE concept that was founded in partnership with the University of Helsinki in 2015. The curriculum is based on the Finnish national ECE model and the latest pedagogical research. The first HEI School was opened in Baotou, China in 2017. HEI Schools is growing rapidly with schools in Helsinki, Melbourne, Guangzhou and Seoul already open and several other locations to be opened in the near future.

Open position:

  • Pedagogical lead / principal in HEI Schools Kuwait

  • Contract starting in January 2020

Your qualifications, skills and attributes:

  • University degree in early childhood education

  • 5+ years of experience in Finnish early childhood education context

  • Experience in leadership in Finnish early childhood education context

  • Excellent leadership and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to lead and train international teaching community

  • A positive attitude and great cooperation skills

  • A passion for supporting teachers in finding their professional strengths and ways of developing professionally

  • A passion for supporting children in finding their strengths and own ways of learning

  • Understanding and sensitivity towards cultural diversity

  • Fluent English communication skills

What HEI Schools will offer:

  • An inspiring HEI Community where you can be a pioneer in taking HEI concept to the Middle East

  • A strong focus on research-based pedagogy with an emphasis on child’s active participation, curiosity & creativity, sustainability, holistic well-being and learning together everywhere and all the time

  • HEI Training before going onsite

  • Cultural training to help you feel at home in a new environment

  • An international HEI community with close collaboration with other HEI Schools’ principals and teachers around the world

  • Tax-free salary, accommodation, medical insurance, annual round-trip airfare from/to home country, transportation to/from school, paid vacation and visa processing fees

  • Employment contract will be signed with the local operator of HEI Schools Kuwait and will follow the local regulations

If you have a passion for working with children, you are dedicated to learn and teach according to the HEI Way, work collaboratively, improve yourself professionally and travel the world with us, please send your application with a cover letter and CV to info@heischools.com by Friday, August 30th 2019. Position will be filled immediately when a suitable person for the position is found.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact our pedagogical manager Karoliina Nygren (karoliina.nygren@heischools.com).

further information

HEI concept presentation: www.slideshare.net/HEISchools/we-are-hei-schools