Employment Type
Contract Length
1 Year+
Student Level
Early Childhood Pre-School Elementary


Job Qualifications

  • Must be 22 years of age or older.
  • Must have university or equivalent degree
  • Record of immunizations, national criminal background check and proof of health insurance.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong understanding of stages of early childhood development.
  • Attentiveness to the needs and safety of children.
  • Preferred: 1-year+ of relevant work experience
  • Preferred: TESL certificate
  • Preferred: Conversational Spanish

Job Benefits

  • Base Salary $800/month
  • Optional additional young learner ESL classes $200/mo for each class.
  • 1-year temporary residency in the Galapagos Islands
  • Assistance acquiring visa for Ecuador
  • Access to basic, universal government-run health care
  • Visa fee reimbursement upon completion of contract
  • $500 flight reimbursement upon completion of contract

Company Description

Paragon Galapagos is a non-profit foundation focused on English language education. In the morning hours we operate a bilingual daycare for children from 18 months - 4 years. In the afternoon we hold English-immersion classes for anyone aged 4 to adult. Check us out on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Job Description

We are looking for a patient, attentive daycare worker to care for children aged 2 - 4 years old. The daycare teacher assists children during their day, maintaining their hygiene, monitoring their health, behavioral, and emotional concerns as well as providing them with age-appropriate instruction.  Daycare teachers may also be asked to assist with routine cleaning and sterilization of toys and play areas. As a team, we ensure the children are in a safe, engaging, and clean environment.

Successful candidates must work well in a team, be proactive and thrive in a dynamic environment that requires flexibility. We are looking for candidates who are thoroughly carry out their responsibilities, are caring with the little ones and have an eye for detail. Ideally, candidates will have experience in childcare and an understanding of the different challenges and opportunities of early childhood education.

Daycare Teacher Responsibilities:

- Providing care for children, such as setting schedules and routines, encouraging the kids to grooming after their activities and to eat.
- Developing and encouraging age-appropriate learning and socialization to ensure children learn basic skills and concepts, such as communication, manners, sharing, etc.
- Maintaining a safe workplace by monitoring children for health, behavioral, and emotional issues and reporting concerns to staff and parents.
- Helping children discover new interests by introducing them to art, music, sports, and other potential hobbies.
- Ensuring children are learning positive behaviors and providing guidance or approved discipline, as needed.
- Preparing children to enter the next level of care or for entry into school.
- Keeping records relating to child care.
- Team work to help children progress towards educational and behavioral goals.