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Hua Hin Kindergarten / Child Care

Want to know what it’s like to engage in creative learning activities with children? This Child Care program located in Hua Hin has it all!

In this program, you will prepare teaching lessons for children, help them with their daily activities and chores and put them down for a nap. Alternatively, continue interacting with the children in the afternoon alongside the local teachers and staff.

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Description

Program Description

During your time at this childcare program, you will be working with children from age 2.5 to 6 years old at a local children’s development center/kindergarten located in Hua Hin in the morning, in which you will be expected to work there for 2-3 hours from 09:00 – 11:30 AM.

Many children’s care development centers and kindergartens in Hua Hin are facing a teacher shortage problem. In some placements, there are up to 30 children packed in a classroom, and it is difficult for only one teacher to give each individual child as much attention as they need.

You will play an important role in assisting local teachers and providing them with a helping hand in the classroom. To help young children learn, practice their English and enjoy their introduction to basic educational concepts, you will be using your creative skills through songs, dances, games, and repetition exercises.

Moreover, you may get to feed, play with the children, organize activities, and at times, help the staff with cleaning chores. You may also engage in taking care of Children such as preparing their food and feeding them, helping them in their  basic hygiene and sanitation routine such as combing their hair, cutting nails and many more.

As many local Thai teachers are usually not fluent in English, with your help, you will be providing them with a chance to start practicing English at an early age. It is important that children see how foreigners speak and understand English through listening to various accents, and, as a result, this increases children’s overall learning experience as well as their confidence in speaking to foreigners in general.

In addition, during the teaching activities, always be on time and be mindful of class schedules and come to school prepared, be creative in preparing lessons in fun and engaging ways, smile and have lots of patience as you are working with students with various personalities and wear a dress that covers your shoulders and knees, and basically the more that is covered the better. Men must wear trousers, T-shirts and shoes and strictly follow the dress code policy. You are also expected to actively join other activities and of course to enjoy and make the most of your stay and make memorable learning experiences.

Finally, before participants go to the placement, they will work with local coordinators and review the teaching lessons, materials and activities for that day to ensure continuous lesson plans for children.

Aims & Objectives

  • Engage with the local children and teach them basic English.
  • Gain practical experience in teaching young children.
  • Assist and support the local teachers and staff.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Schedule

Monday

  • Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations, Health and Safety Advice and handling of documents and Signing of Documents.
  • Thai Do’s and Don’ts, Thai Culture Lessons and Thai Language Lessons.
  • Lunch
  • Project Meeting, Preparation, Visit and Observation alongside Local Coordinator
  • Dinner

Tuesday to Friday

  • Breakfast at Hua Hin Center
  • Working at Child Care/Kindergarten
  • Lunch
  • Lesson Planning and Preparation
  • Dinner at Hua Hin Center

Note: There are other activities that you may enjoy during your stay that are outside of your programs that include going to the night market, having a mall experience and of course relaxation and chillin to the beach.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Intermediate

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

The following are further necessary in order for both the participants, local staff and everyones involved to have a meaningful, enjoyable and safe community program.

  • Older participants or over 65 years are required to have a medical clearance as proof of their physical fitness as they may perform various activities.
  • Participants below 18 years old need a signed parental consent as proof of involvement of their children for the program. If possible, accompaniment by an adult is highly advised.
  • Genuine interests and passion with teaching children/students.

  • Since you are working with students with so much energy and different personalities, a decent level of energy and patience is required.
  • High level of efficiency, accuracy and responsibility and can work under pressure and is a team player.
  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and a strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Though pre – flight PCR test and proof of vaccination are no longer required to travel to Thailand, however, be aware that if you have a connecting flight from your country to Thailand, you will need to meet the requirement of the connecting airport, which may still require  pre – flight PCR test and proof of vaccination. Thus, it is recommended that you may have a COVID – 19 Vaccination. You are also advised to bring with you a  COVID – 19 antigen rapid test as you need to take tests.
  • You are advised to purchase travel, medical and Covid – 19 insurance prior to your arrival.
  • Have completed or recommended the following vaccines: Polio, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria/Tetanus, Typhoid, Malaria, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis.

Additional Equipment

Teaching Materials:

  • No specific equipment required for this project. However, you are more welcome to bring with you some educational materials to be used for learning activities such as games cards, coloring books, pencils, ball, musical instruments, worksheet, books/comics,cultural items and many more meaningful learning resources.

Dress Code:

  • Cover up as much as possible in the spirit of the local culture to avoid embarrassment.
  • Your clothes must not be too short, too tight, or too revealing. Kindly make sure your shoulders and legs are covered.
  • Dress professionally since you will be working in a professional environment while teaching the children.
  • It is completely fine to wear western clothes as long as they fit the local standards.
  • Be thoughtful of the graphics, symbols or text printed on your clothing and avoid wearing clothing styles that might be inappropriate particularly inside the school premises.

Others:

  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun and please carry with you preventive agents during outdoor activities, such as mosquito repellents for insect bites.
  • Moreover, bring Medicines with you especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis as well as other medicines for headaches and stomach aches.
  • Refillable water bottles and hydration packs to stay hydrated throughout the day particularly during class.