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Position: Early Childhood Educator (or equivalent) - Preschool or Toddler program
Organization: Hundred Acre Wood Forest Preschool
Location: Heathcote/Grey County, Blue Mountains near Collingwood & Owen Sound, Ontario

Hundred Acre Wood Forest School is looking for a Registered Early Childhood Educator to join our team. We are looking to add another educator to either our Preschool or Toddler Program to continue to provide the essential service of childcare for our community. 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 located in Heathcote Ontario, situated on 100 acres of meadow and forested land, with an indoor facility that reflects our outdoor learning philosophy.

As an educator, you will deliver a program that is emergent and nature-based, and meets the requirements of the regulatory bodies overseeing Early Childhood Education in Ontario. You will implement best practices with regard to environmental practices such as limiting waste, encouraging nature connection, and using natural materials for crafts and activities.


  • Set up and maintain outdoor and indoor learning environments that invite play-based and nature-based learning
  • Guide children through the rhythms/routines of each day
  • 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 programs
  • Communicate professionally with parents and staff
  • Perform a variety of tasks including but not limited to administrative, gardening, cleaning and cooking when possible


  • 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 ie. rain paints, bug jacket, etc.
  • 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
  • Must be comfortable changing tasks on the fly
  • Must be a strong communicator with professional work ethic


  • 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 Vulnerable Sector Screening done within the past 12 months

Our staff love coming to work! The location has a view that takes your breath away every day, and we get to be outside hearing the joys of children's laughter. Our team works together to keep our centre running smoothly and are often brainstorming ways that we can better serve our purpose, while staying in-line with our values. Staff at Hundred Acre Wood are creative, committed and take initiative. We love it when someone joins the team and dives right in - wiping muddy faces and floors!

Hours are flexible and could be either part-time or full-time.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 11 2024    ID: 71388