Jobs at Dania

Thank you for considering employment with Dania School.

We currently have 2 open positions:
To learn more and/or to submit your CV, please contact Christina Bek Larsen at 020 7607 4268 or [email protected].


Position 1: 

Class Teacher KS2, Highbury & Islington

Closing date: 15 January 2021

Date posted: 01 December 2020

Start date: 01/09/2021

Contract type: Full Time

Salary: Competitive 

Contract term: Permanent

Suitable for NQTs: No


Dania Scandinavian School is a small-scale, non-selective, coeducational independent preschool and primary school for families who desire an active, creative, and individualised learning experience for their children. 

Situated in Highbury & Islington, the school is looking for an inspirational, enthusiastic, flexible and experienced KS2 class teacher to become part of our wonderful team.

We are able to offer:

  • Lovely children with fantastic attitudes to inquiry led learning
  • An enthusiastic, talented and fun staff team
  • A Scandinavian approach to teaching based on small, focused group lessons, collaborative group projects and outdoor learning
  • Excellent CPD opportunities, including the potential introduction of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
  • Close links with other schools as part of the Independent School Association. (ISA)
  • Opportunities to grow and develop wider experiences
  • A close-knit and supportive parent community

Our school is an exciting and diverse community, with great support from Governors and parents and a positive and caring ethos based on a child-led and inquiry led learning following Scandinavian teaching models.  

We are providing a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment where children enjoy to learn and play within a structured, broad and balanced curriculum.  

We strive to provide high standards of teaching to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in all subjects and foster an ongoing love of learning.

We are seeking to appoint a teacher who shares our very high expectations of everyone in our community, who enjoys working as a member of a creative team and who takes a solution-focused approach.  

If this is you, we look forward to receiving your application. Visits are encouraged.  Please contact our office on 02076074268 to arrange or email [email protected]



Position 2: Dania Scandinavian School – we are recruiting!

Dania Scandinavian School Early Years is a fun, engaging and caring workplace. Our values are based in the Scandinavian tradition which includes outdoor experiences, child-led play in focus and social and emotional development at the heart of our practice.  


We are looking for a new member of our team at our nurturing and inspiring preschool in Islington. 


The role is to ensure high-quality general education and care, in line with our ethos, for our 2-4-year-olds.  Our main job is to create a positive and caring environment, diverse outdoor experiences and trips and an active, creative and fun day. 


We are looking for a person with energy and a strong interest in Early Years development. A team player who can identify needs and areas of development and take action on daily tasks such as planning activities, observing children and communicating with parents. 


  • Qualification in Early Years or childcare is desired
  • Interest in outdoor activities
  • Child-centred approach a must


You will be a part of a small team with the responsibility to track and document the development of children using a “planning in the moment” approach.  You will be a part of a small school setting with a holistic view of education. Our setting has a strong focus on English as Additional language and experiences with bilingual children would be beneficial. 


The role is 35 hours per week with shifts spread out on 5 days per week. 

Contact [email protected] for more information and an informal chat.