Preschool teacher needed in west Tokyo

Posting this here so I can point more people to it. West Tokyo Preschool is a small English-language preschool in Fuchu, near the American School in Japan. In sort of an emergency for the place, the teacher who was doing a solid job for the past year or two suddenly decided that she would be working elsewhere; a new teacher is needed for the school year beginning this fall. (It runs on the American calendar, since many of its pupils are kids of faculty at ASIJ.)

This is also sort of an emergency for my own family, since this is where we are hoping to send our oldest son starting this year. (The daughter went here when she was preschool age as well.)

Pasting the job details below. Please feel free to share this with anyone who might be qualified, interested, and in the area.

Wanted: Native English Teacher – Preschool

West Tokyo Preschool, located in western Tokyo on the Seibu Tamagawa line beginning at Musashi Sakai, is a small, private preschool seeking a native English speaker to start on September 1, 2017.

Candidate must:

  • Be a native English speaker
  • Have early learning qualification or equivalent
  • Have experience teaching children

The successful candidate will work Monday–Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Vacation is 3 weeks at Christmas, 1 week in spring, and the summer vacation of July and August (if interested can run summer school program).

  • Salary starts at ¥250,000 per month of the school calendar, September to June
  • Transportation provided
  • Health insurance ¥10,000 per month
  • Visa sponsorship available

About WTPS

This is a small international preschool of 3–5 year old children from various places, limited to 18 children. We expect and encourage the children to use only English in the classroom, as some of them will go on to international school. The curriculum is created by the teacher, and is flexible, generally incorporating phonics lessons. There many resources available at the school for lessons/planning, and a large selection of storybooks and games. The students have recess daily.

About the position

The working hours are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday–Friday. Lunch is eaten at the school; the students bring their own lunches from home. There are a few field trips throughout the year, a Halloween and Christmas performance, and a Carnival every year. The instructor will not be expected to work weekends. Additionally, the instructor will have off 3 weeks in winter and 1 week in spring, paid. Summer holiday is 2 full months (July and August), following the international school calendar. These months are not contracted so teachers are welcome to visit their home country, travel, sign up for a summer school program (there is one located very close to the preschool), or run a short summer program at the preschool.

Transportation and income are compensated.

The academic year is from September to the end of June every year. A contract can be given for 1–2 school years or more. Visa sponsorship is available for candidates who are eligible for either an Instructor or Humanities/International Services Visa in Japan.

Please contact the school at with an up-to-date resume, photo, and a brief cover letter explaining your relevant teaching experiences and interest.

2 thoughts on “Preschool teacher needed in west Tokyo

  1. Hello. My name is Jesse and I’m currently job hunting in Japan. I have been teaching in Japan for the past five years, and I have a valid working visa until next year.

    1. Hi Jesse,

      I’m not the one you need to contact. Get in touch with the email address listed in the instructions above if you’re interested. Thanks!

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