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Position: Early Childhood Educator
Organization: Hundred Acre Wood Forest Preschool
Location: Thornbury, Ontario

Type: ECE Contract position August 30, 2021 - January 31, 2022
Rate: $19-$25/hr
Hours: Part-time or Full-time

Opportunities for contract extension

Hundred Acre Wood Forest Preschool is looking for an early years educator/floater to join our team.

If you are an ECE (or teacher, or with equivalent professional experience) who is passionate about nature-based learning, and you love taking little ones outside All THE TIME, then read on!

We are a licensed non-profit preschool centre in Heathcote ON. We have a capacity of 5 toddlers (one class) and 16 preschoolers (2 classes) and 8 kindergarteners (1 class). We are situated on 100 acres of meadow and forested land, with an indoor facility that reflects our outdoor learning philosophy.

The floater/educator position is based in the preschool room, however often supply teaches in the toddler classroom, the kindergarten, and occasionally in the kitchen. As an educator, you will deliver a program that is emergent and nature-based, and meets the requirements of the regulatory bodies overseeing Early Years Childhood Education in Ontario.


  • Two-year Community College Early Childhood Education Diploma (or professional work equivalent)
  • Registration with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Experience working in the field of early childhood education
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR certification
  • A clear Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening done within the past 12 months
  • Must be physically able to assist children as required – (eg. Lifting, getting up and down from the floor frequently)
  • Must be prepared to dress appropriately for weather and conditions in order to be comfortable outside for long periods of time and at all times of the year
  • Must have a working knowledge of centre policies and procedures and adhere to them at all times
  • The ability to provide outstanding customer service to children and parents
  • An affinity for the natural world – either some education in this field or self-education and experience is an asset
  • Must take pride and joy in working with toddlers and preschoolers
  • Must be comfortable changing tasks on the fly
  • Must be a strong communicator with professional work ethic

Job Duties

  • Set up learning environments that invite play-based and nature-based learning
  • Deliver fixed programming and support colleagues
  • Care for and connect with each child
  • Oversee the health and well-being of all program participants
  • Stay up to date with educational expectations of parents and kindergarten programs
  • Communicate professionally with parents and staff when required
  • Perform a variety of tasks including but not limited to administrative, gardening, cleaning and cooking when possible

To Apply:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Aug 26 2021    ID: 61145