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Position: Early Childhood Educator Lead - Nature Preschool
Organization: City of Surrey
Location: Surrey, Greater Vancouver BC
Job ID: 3468

The City of Surrey provides exciting opportunities and challenges in an active and energetic environment and is looking for an enthusiastic Early Childhood Educator Lead to teach the Nature Preschool program at the Surrey Nature Centre. This is a co-lead position and is best suited to a creative, self-motivated individual who enjoys working outdoors in all weather conditions, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. The City of Surrey follows a responsive curriculum and is committed to ensuring that every child in our program has a positive and safe experience.

The yearlong Nature Preschool program runs annually from September to June, and classes are currently scheduled on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. This position is an auxiliary position with non-standard hours. Regular shifts with the Nature Preschool will start in February (mid-year of the current program), and occasional afternoon and evening shifts may be required. Additional subbing shifts at other City of Surrey early years programs may be available prior to the February start date.


  • Working with families to provide a creative, enriched, play-based learning environment;
  • Responsible for organizing and maintaining a stimulating, place-based learning environment that encourages all areas of child development, including self-esteem, environmental literacy, creative problem solving, collaboration, and emergent literacy and numeracy;
  • Responsible for the implementation of non-licensed Nature Preschool that will run completely outdoors in Green Timbers Park


  • A valid License to Practice – Early Childhood Educator (ECE) and hold an Early Childhood Educator Certificate;
  • Experience teaching in an outdoor setting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • The ability to be culturally sensitive, collaborative, resourceful and knowledgeable of community services in Surrey;
  • Experience with a responsive philosophy;
  • Have basic computer skills;
  • Knowledge of local plants and animals (asset)
  • A current first aid certificate and will be required to go through a Ministry and City police information check.

Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires completion of a Police Information Check.
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Closing Date

This job will be posted until March 6, 2020.

Apply online:  — Job ID: 3468

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 14 2020    ID: 56069