Come to work with us
Come to work with us to Espoo! We are eager to add more names to our substitute list. Also from time to time we are seeking Kindergarten Teachers or Assistant Teachers. From time to time we are also seeking longer-term substitutes e.g. for maternity leaves.
Honey Monsters is a private English-speaking immersion Kindergarten. It has been owned by the parents’ association since 1993. The Kindergarten has two locations in Espoo: Tuomarila and Olari. The first language of the children is Finnish. The children are 4-7-years old, and there are currently 74 of them.
Honey Monsters Kindergarten uses the Early Total Immersion Method. The method is suitable for all. The only criterion is that the child’s first language skills are on the normal level of his/her age groups’ language skills.
The Early Total Immersion Method originated in Canada in the late 1960s. It is a language teaching method that aims for bilingualism by using the new language. The Honey Monsters staff always speaks in English when they talk to the children. The staff is expected to understand Finnish, which the children are allowed to use.
Teachers use facial expressions, gestures and picture cards to aid communication. The normal daily routines of the kindergarten, such as songs, rhymes, stories, plays and practical situations, make the environment suitable for language acquisition. Children are allowed to use Finnish, but they are encouraged to increase their use of English in their communication with the teachers. Our teaching is based on the children’s needs, and the days are full of fun activities. The teachers create situations for using the language through the work and play in the kindergarten play centers, by inviting visitors, by taking trips and by themed teaching.
We are eager to add more names to our substitute list. Especially for students of early childhood education, it is a good opportunity to work in the field once in a while. We expect that you speak good English, that you are responsible, that you get along well with people and that you enjoy working with children. Please contact Kindergarten Director Iivi Kurki and make an appointment. First, spend a morning with us to observe our ways of working and become familiar with the necessary documents. Then after that, we’ll give you a call when a substitute is needed.
From time to time we are seeking Kindergarten Teachers or Assistant Teachers (Nursery Nurse). Please call and ask about our current situation.