Arbutus Grove Children’s Centre ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF A NATURE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Arbutus Grove Children’s Centre, operated by a not-for-profit organization and registered charity, has a long history of providing outstanding early learning programs to the Greater Victoria community.  We are excited to be expanding to open a Nature Program for children ages 3 & 4 in September 2019.  This new centre is ideally located beside the Goward Woodland trails and across the street from Haro Woods.

We seek two enthusiastic, reflective Early Childhood Educators committed to child-centered and inquiry-based learning, collaboration and a passion to engage children with nature:

  1. Lead Nature Program Educator:
  2. A valid B.C. License to Practice as an Early Childhood Educator
  3. Early Learning & Care Diploma
  4. Forest & Nature School Practioner Certification preferred
  5. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a licensed centre with a focus on outdoor nature play and learning
  6. Demonstrated leadership, organizational experience

Hours:           35 hours/week                                    

Salary:      $21 – $24/hour depending on education and experience

  • Nature Program Educator or Assistant:
  • A valid B.C. License to Practice as an Early Childhood Educator or Assistant
  • Nature program training
  • Two years’ experience in a licensed centre with a focus on outdoor nature play and learning

Hours:           30 hours/week

Salary:         $18 to $22/hour depending on education and experience

(Note: BC Wage Enhancement funding provides an additional $1/hour wages for qualified ECE‘s)

General Qualifications:

  • An acceptable Criminal Record Check
  • A first aid certificate that meets the requirements set out in the provincial Child Care regulations
  • A letter from doctor verifying applicant is physically, mentally and emotionally fit to work with children in a demanding environment
  • A commitment to implement the principles and practices of the BC Early Learning Framework
  • Ability to build positive, respectful, collaborative partnerships with children, staff members and families.

Benefits/Vacation

  • 3 weeks paid vacation (Winter and Spring breaks)
  • Sick Leave
  • A comprehensive Extended Benefit Package
  • Continuing Education funding

Start Date:  Flexible work schedule in July & August in preparation of program opening September, 2019

To apply, please forward resume and 3 references to:

                   Lynn Young, Executive Director

Arbutus Grove Children’s Centre

                   3905 Haro Road

                   Victoria, B. C.  V8N 4A6

Email:           arbutusgrove@shaw.ca

Website:      www.arbutusgrove.ca

Start/Close Date of your posting:  

May 2019 – June 2019