Educator (RECE)

June 28 - Sept 3 

Part-time or Full-time

Opportunities for contract extension


Hundred Acre Wood Forest Preschool is looking for an early years educator/floater educator/supply teacher 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).  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, for summer camps, 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




Please email cover letter and resume to by Sunday May 2, 2021.  Interviews starting May 10, 2021. 

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