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Long Term Home Schooling Teacher role in Houtbay, Cape Town


Sitters4U has a family client looking for a long term Home Schooling Teacher required for a Gr.1 pupil from January 2020 in Houtbay, Cape Town.

This is an EE/AA opportunity.

Times: Monday to Friday: 08h00 - 13h00

(NB: Please note, as with any teaching role, you are expected to do all lesson planning, marking etc, outside of your normal 'on-duty' working hours).

Curriculum Knowledge preferred:

- Cambridge
- Montessori
- Waldorf

This family client is currently seeking a home schooling teacher proficient in delivering the Gr. 1 curriculum through the Cambridge system, with strong knowledge in Montessori and Waldorf education systems.


* Education: A minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university | Relevant Teaching Degree in Foundation Phase
* Experience: Tutor and/or teaching and/or facilitation experience with contactable references other than friends or family for foundation phase, Gr.1 - Gr. 3
* Vehicles: Own reliable child safe vehicle and a valid South African driving license.
* Personality:We prefer working with candidates who are dedicated, organized, friendly, energetic, creative, patient, active and caring. All have a friendly, outgoing and caring personality, a passion and genuine interest in assisting their students to achieve the best results possible.

Duties may include:

  • Home schooling teachers are responsible for lesson planning and developing consumable educational content for home school age children. They are hired to prepare curriculum to instruct students and deliver the content required to meet the departmental educational or curriculum outcomes. They carry out daily lesson plans by following the education department and curriculum guidelines.
  • Whether teaching one student or an entire group, home schooling teachers must practice classroom management techniques to create a positive and effective classroom environment.
  • A home school teacher must be able to meet students’ individual needs and assist with differentiated learning strengths and preferences.
  • Excellent home school teachers facilitate routines, rituals, and celebrations that create a healthy learning atmosphere and boost student independence.
  • Home school teachers conduct student testing according to the standards mandated by the Department of Education.
  • When needed, they conduct formal or informal assessments of student progress using checklists, rubrics, testing tools, and student work. They document testing results and use them to adjust student learning as needed.
  • Most home school teachers design an individual course of study for each learner under their care. They research, plan, and organize in collaboration with students and their parents to decide which curriculum is the most effective for the learner’s educational goals. Successful home school teachers learn multiple teaching strategies to accommodate diverse student needs and learning styles.
  • Home school teachers often help organize and attend activities that support their home school students. They encourage community relations, involve themselves with the families they teach, and create a warm, nurturing atmosphere for positive learning.

Salary: R 15 000 - R 20 000 per month, (please note this may also increase as they are considering starting a garden cottage school, in which case the number of students would increase to 3 to 5 children, and the salary offer would also increase.

Start date: January 2020

If you are interested in applying for this position and would like more information about this role please email your full CV in word doc format, motivational letter and photo (if you are already listed with us) to with the heading APPLY FOR HOU1 with your salary expectation and we will contact you.

If you are not currently listed (i.e. you have not have been interviewed, handed in your documents and been reference checked, etc) please click here to check the documents you need to submit and send these to  with the heading APPLY FOR HOU1, you will also then need to complete our online application form here.

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