Location                       Various Locations (Claremont, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Brooklin)

Work Term:                 On call, anytime between 6:30 am and 6:30 pm (to start as soon as possible) *Guaranteed a minimum of 20 hours/week

Program:                      Infant to School Age                               

Compensation             RECE: $25.42/hour / Assistant: $20.23/hour (inclusive of Provincial Wage Enhancement Grant) or dependent upon current level within Schoolhouse


The Organization

Schoolhouse Playcare Centres of Durham is a non-profit licensed childcare operator serving children from 0 – 12 years of age across Durham Region.  We offer full-day child care, before and after-school programs, non-instructional school day programming and licensed summer camps.  We believe that children and their families deserve high-quality learning environments that are responsive to the children’s interests and unique needs.   We promote an environment of respect and celebrate the rich diversity of the children, their families, and our employees.  We believe that open communication, meaningful interactions, and respectful behaviour build positive relationships and support collaboration.  We are committed to working in partnership with others to support our children, their families, and our employees in reaching their full potential.

If you are looking to have a positive impact in the lives of children in a FUN active environment, we look forward to hearing from you!


The Position
Reporting to the Supervisor of Child Care, the Community Supply Educator is responsible for the overall learning and care of the children in the program.  With a sound knowledge of child development, the Educator will support the development and implementation of programs, maintain safe environments, work collaboratively with families and the community, maintain professional relationships, uphold professional standards.

Community Supply Educators are assigned to a “home centre” but will be required to supply at other locations as required.  Shifts/schedules are coordinated through the supervisor of the home centre.   List of home centres:

  • Pickering “home centre” locations – Altona Forest, Claremont, Highbush, Valley Farm
  • Ajax “home centre” locations – Applecroft, Cadarackque, Lincoln Alexander, Roland Michener
  • Whitby “home centre” locations – Brooklin Village, Glen Dhu, John Dryden, Ormiston, Sinclair
  • Oshawa “home centre” locations – Elsie MacGill, Stephen Saywell


  • Provides direct supervision, and ensure the safety of children daily
  • Builds rapport and manages group behaviour to ensure an emotionally and physically safe environment for all children
  • Recognizes the uniqueness and interests of all children and youth and assists them to successfully achieve their goals
  • Plans, prepares, and executes a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate program activities/experiences each day
  • Adheres to the program structure and guidelines as outlined during orientation and by the Supervisor
  • Accesses program resources and seeks support from Supervisor to ensure the delivery of a wide range of age-appropriate programs for children
  • Fully and enthusiastically participates in all program activities including special events
  • Communicates professionally with colleagues, families, partners, and other SPC employees
  • Ensures family inquiries and concerns are shared with the Supervisor to ensure prompt, professional follow up
  • Attends and fully participates in all employee orientation, training and meetings as outlined by the Supervisor
  • Acts as a positive role model and reflects the values of the organization


The Ideal Candidate – Professional Attributes

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent planning and program facilitation skills
  • Ability to develop rapport, meet the individual needs of children and positively manage group behaviour
  • Excellent collaboration and team skills
  • Strong verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Effective conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
  • Professional work ethic and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Enthusiastic, positive and fun


The Ideal Candidate – Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • College Diploma or University Degree in Early Childhood Education, and in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators, as required
  • Valid up to date Standard First Aid with CPR C (prior to the start of contract)
  • Experience working with children within a recreational or licensed childcare setting
  • Experience planning and executing play-based, experiential activities for children Infant to School Age
  • Solid understanding of child development and ability to effectively respond to individual/unique needs
  • Experience and ability to work with families within a recreational or licensed childcare setting
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and regular access to a car.  This position requires the ability to work at multiple program locations.


What we offer our employees:

  • A very competitive wage and benefit package.
  • Permanent employees receive a 20% discount.
  • Permanent employees start with 6% (3 weeks) vacation accumulation, 3 floater days and accumulate 10 sick days per year (but are not paid out)
  • Benefits are offered to permanent part time (17.5 hours per week) and full-time employees, and the premiums are employer paid.
  • Professional growth and development with regular performance appraisals.
  • We encourage ongoing employee growth and development.


Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume and internal applicants include a Performance Overview completed by your Supervisor to Christina Baker via e-mail to careers@schoolhouseplaycare.ca  Please indicate that you are applying for “Community Supply Educator” and include your preferred municipality.


We thank everyone who has submitted their applications; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  


Offers of employment are contingent upon a valid Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening issued within 6 months of the date of hire.

Schoolhouse Playcare is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants need to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance by contacting Human Resources at c.baker@schoolhouseplaycare.ca

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