Hiring: Preschool Teacher (parental leave coverage)

Preschool Teacher Position (parental leave coverage)

Salary: $17+/hr, potential for negotiation based on qualifications & experience

Hours & Days of work: Monday-Friday mornings 8:00-12:00 and Tuesday-Thursday afternoons 1:00-4:00.

Contract term: Sept 5th 2017-June 15th 2018, with the potential for future contracts. 

Paid holidays: Winter Break – Sat Dec 23rd, 2017 to Sun Jan 7th, 2018;  March Break – Sat March 10th to Sun 18th, 2018

Location: BCCNS – Bells Corners Co-operative Nursery School (3955 Richmond Road, Bells Corners, ON, K2H 5C5)


  • 2 years previous experience working with children in a child care environment  
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education required
  • Registered with the College of Early Childhood Education
  • Up to date knowledge of the ECE field
  • Up to date first aid and CPR training
  • Up to date Police Record Check in the vulnerable sector
  • Strong knowledge of the E.L.E.C.T and emergent curriculum
  • Strong communication skills both oral and written
  • Able to function productively within a team environment
  • Positive attitude and outlook; Passion for working with children age 3-6
  • Strong knowledge of child development and ability to apply it within the classroom
  • Ability to be flexible and work under pressure
  • Comfortable working with children with special needs
  • Previous experience working with children with special needs
  • Demonstrates respect for diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Experience in assessment and report writing

Job Duties:

  • Be responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate preschool program in accordance with all relevant legislation, policies and procedures
  • Be familiar with and ready to carry out emergency procedures
  • Comfort children; Communicate clearly and effectively in a manner that children understand
  • Implement positive behaviour management techniques, when required
  • Integrate special needs children in a positive and respectful manner
  • Be respectful with children, parents, members and visitors
  • As part of one or more classroom teams of teachers:
    • Implement a developmentally appropriate preschool program
    • Implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the specific children in our programs, including songs, games & story-telling
    • Ensure equipment and the facility is clean, well maintained and safe at all times
    • Provide observations and take part in weekly team meetings.
    • Ensure children are supervised at all times
    • Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable
    • Establish routines and provide positive guidance
    • Observe children and share notes of progress
    • Plan and implement short term and long term goals based on recommendations from our team service plans

Please submit resume and cover letter to: Heidi Piper-Ward (Program Director) at info@bccns.ca

Closing Date: May 30, 2017 – June 16, 2017 – Interviews & hiring decisions may be made prior to June 16, 2017 closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.