Learn the Montessori Method at our fantastic school in Orbassano, Italy




Favourited 223 times

  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks



  • last activity

    Last activity


  • Last email replied

    Reply rate

    99.1 %

  • Last email replied

    Average reply time:

    within 2 days

  • paid opportunity

    Host offers payment


Join now to contact this host

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We are a school with 150 students from nursery to secondary school in the first belt of Turin, based in the fantastic woods of the Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi.
    We are looking for a person to do an workaway experience that goes to the school to teach and help with classroom activities.
    The candidate we are looking for must be native or in English, or in French or in Spanish speakers.
    The dates that we are seeking candidates are from March 2020 to June 2020; we are available to discuss any different needs that the candidate may have.

    In our school, there are 60 children in the Children’s House - Casa dei bambini (kindergarten), 60 in Casa dei fanciulli (primary school) and 30 in Casa dei ragazzi (secondary school). There are about thirty teachers. The structure of the school is a fantastic house divided into three areas with a large park where children can run and play safely.
    Our project stems from the desire to be able to offer a training / educational path inspired by methods such as the Montessori method and outdoor pedagogy. The Montessori method helps the child to develop their natural propensities to self-manage and self-discipline themselves and, moreover, to sharpens their ability to learn spontaneously and express their curiosity for the world around them. Outdoor pedagogy offers an alternative and avant-garde way to understand concepts, information and data in a natural way through the perception of the external world and direct experience with it.

    The candidate will be asked to interact with the children, following their ordinary program, with the aim of helping the teachers and supporting the students in their daily activities and speaking in English / French with them.
    The candidate must be dynamic, willing, curious and eager to meet new people and new realities. They also must be ready to live in a lively and noisy environment, eager to teach and ready to learn new things; of course he must love children and be happy to be surrounded by many of them.
    The school's goal is to expose children to English, French and Spanish, to get them used to meeting people with different cultures. This will allow them to improve their ability to interact and adapt to different people and situations.
    It is important that the candidate is clean and tidy and that they can help the children organize the games.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The candidate will be supported by a foreign language contact person who will define his / her duties, mainly he/will have to speak with the children and manage different activities (eg cooking, reading, etc). For the candidate there is a basic training on the Montessori philosophy; of which a certificate will be issued upon completion.
    A compensation will be provided.

    The candidate will therefore be able to learn about this fantastic teaching method of Montessori and as wrote will obtain a certificate that will prouve its attendace.

    The candidate will also have the possibility to interact with some families that are available to help him/her to know about the Italian culture.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    The school will ask the candidate to work 3 days a week for the school working hours from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. If the candidates prefer we can arrange for 4-5 hours, 5 days a week.

    The candidate will have to interact with the students speaking with them in English/French/Spanish, repeating the things that the English teachers teach, playing with them in Enghish/French,,, a sort of "amplificator" in order to fix the concept.
    The volunteers will be supporting the existing locally paid teachers and won'y teaching classes alone.

    The school is a private school.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English or French or Spanish native speakers

  • Accommodation


    Regarding the accommodation, the school provides accommodation and food in the school itself.
    If the candidate wants, some families will be available to offer engaging activities so that the person is "looked after" when the school is closed. Food will provide by the school as inside the school there is a kitchen with all the food is prepared for students.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 544725788125