Program/Location:   Before and After School RECE at various locations – RECE, CYW and Recreation Leadership Candidates encouraged to apply!

Work Term:               Part time, Split Shift

Compensation           $25.42/hour (inclusive of Provincial Wage Enhancement Grant (wage premium on permanent split shift positions)

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 childcare, 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 Registered Early Childhood Educator is responsible for the overall learning and care of the children in the program.  With a sound knowledge of child development, the Registered Early Childhood Educator will develop and implement programs, maintain safe environments, work collaboratively with families and the community, maintain professional relationships, uphold professional standards, and adhere to all regulations that pertain to the Registered Early Childhood Educator and the delivery of licensed childcare. 



  • Ensures all children and families are provided with a high-quality childcare experience, and provides ongoing support to families as needed
  • Recognizes and celebrates the uniqueness of all children, builds rapport, and manages group behaviour while ensuring a physically and psychologically safe environment
  • Plans and implements a play-based program that is responsive to the observed interests and developmental needs of the children, while integrating the Provincial framework “How Does Learning Happen?”
  • Utilizes Storypark® to convey the experience, development and learning of children in the program. Completes all required documentation of children’s development and interactions
  • Adheres to all requirements outlined in the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA), and all SPC Policies and Procedures
  • Acts with integrity and adheres to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice(College of Early Childhood Educators) within their workplace and the community
  • Adheres to work schedule to ensure program stays within ratio and provides adequate notice to supervisor regarding unexpected scheduling changes
  • Attends and fully participates in all employee orientation, training, meetings, and family events as outlined by the Supervisor
  • Communicates professionally with colleagues, families, partners, and other SPC employees
  • Acts as a positive role model and reflects the values of the organization
  • Able to lift, push, pull up to 30 lbs. in an infant/toddler classroom


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


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. CYW and Recreation Leadership encouraged to apply!
  • Valid up to date Standard First Aid with CPR C (prior to the start of the position)
  • Experience working with children within a recreational or licensed childcare setting
  • 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
  • Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Child Protection Services.

What we offer our employees:

  • A very competitive wage and benefit package.
  • Permanent employees receive a 20% discounted rate to enroll their child in our programs.
  • 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 ongoing performance reviews
  • A fun, diverse and inclusive work environment

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to Christina Baker via e-mail to   

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

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

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