Why so many Kindergarten jobs?

This may be a silly question, perhaps the answer a bit obvious

It is illegal.
That said, this is Taiwan.
If there’s a way to make money, well, there’s the rules, and there’s what’s practiced.

Some kindergarten classes begin at age 4. My sweetie’s had a few kids as young as 3 in her classes.

Some people are really great kindie teachers. Some do the song and dance, take the money and run. Me? I’d rather bail out the ocean.

You would have been in danger last year simply because you didn’t have a work permit. When you arrive, and you’re waiting for your work permit, you’ll be in danger if you’re working. How much? Not all that much, but be aware of the risk.

Just to clarify (please someone correct me if I’m wrong), it’s illegal EVEN IF YOU HAVE A WORK PERMIT THROUGH MARRIAGE. Why? Because it’s illegal for foreigners to teach such young kids. Something about them growing up with the wrong sort of cultural influences or something.

That’s right, isn’t it?

[quote=“irishstu”]Just to clarify (please someone correct me if I’m wrong), it’s illegal EVEN IF YOU HAVE A WORK PERMIT THROUGH MARRIAGE. Why? Because it’s illegal for foreigners to teach such young kids. Something about them growing up with the wrong sort of cultural influences or something.

That’s right, isn’t it?[/quote]

It’s ok Stu. I’ll teach your kid if you don’t mind him growing into a prudish conservative ready to take over the world. :smiling_imp:

[quote=“irishstu”]Just to clarify (please someone correct me if I’m wrong), it’s illegal EVEN IF YOU HAVE A WORK PERMIT THROUGH MARRIAGE. Why? Because it’s illegal for foreigners to teach such young kids. Something about them growing up with the wrong sort of cultural influences or something.

That’s right, isn’t it?[/quote]

No it’s because they have problems becoming Socialist in their own language. Or something.

You can legally work at a kindergarten, but it’s not registered as a kindergarten. It’s registered as a bushiban. Technically, they can do two things.

One, they have a false kindergarten and they move the children to the bushiban area.You teach in the bushiban area.

Second, they can register it as a bushiban, but the parents can’t get a discount from the goverment. Thus, it’s usually more expensive. i.e. Happy Marian.

In regards to the JFRV, you may work at a kindergarten if you have a JFRV. According to the CLA, it’s legal. (The last that I heard.)

In regards to the age limit, other people have said similar things. There is no age limit for a child to go to a bushiban. There are some proposals currently in the legislature, but nothing has been made law.

Please send some kindergarten jobs my way. I need a new job because the cost of gas is eating my profits.

Where did this buxiban clause come in? That 2-1/2 year-olds can go to a “buxiban”?

It still drives me crazy that they dictate what people’s children can learn. If they were really that vested in the Taiwanese children learning their native culture, they would also forbid all the Taiwanese parents from dumping their offspring onto their Filipino maids to raise just because Mommy’s got a hair-dyeing appointment and trip to Sogo for some new Pradas and Daddy’s going to be spending another month on the mainland doing ‘business’.

But they don’t seem too worried about that happening, do they?

Some of mine go to “math buxiban” after spending a full day with me.

They are FOUR years old! :fume:

[quote=“irishstu”]Just to clarify (please someone correct me if I’m wrong), it’s illegal EVEN IF YOU HAVE A WORK PERMIT THROUGH MARRIAGE. Why? Because it’s illegal for foreigners to teach such young kids. Something about them growing up with the wrong sort of cultural influences or something.

That’s right, isn’t it?[/quote]
Yes, but only the school would get in trouble from a police raid (or whaever), not the teacher.