Program:                   ALL age groups

Compensation          $20.23 (inclusive of Provincial Wage Enhancement Grant) or dependent upon current level within Schoolhouse Playcare Centres of Durham


Applecroft (Ajax)                         Perm PT 10 month     20 hrs/week     Assistant

Valley Farm (Pickering)              Perm PT 10 month     20 hrs/week     Assistant

Claremont (North Pickering)      Perm PT 10 month     20 hrs/week     Assistant



This position requires the ability to work the following shifts: 630am to 230pm, 230pm to 6:30pm and any other shift deemed necessary for operations at the discretion of the centre Supervisor.

These positions are a guaranteed 20 hours per week but require flexible scheduling.

***you must have daily access to a vehicle, as you may be deployed to nearby centres


Who We Are

Schoolhouse Playcare Centres of Durham is a non-profit licensed childcare operator serving children from 0 – 12 years of age across Durham Region.  We believe that children and their families deserve high-quality learning environments that are responsive to the children’s interests and unique needs. 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 Role
Reporting to the Supervisor of Child Care, the Child Care Assistant is responsible for the overall learning and care of the children in the program.  Working as part of a team, the Child Care Assistant will develop and implement programs, maintain safe environments, work collaboratively with families, maintain professional relationships, and adhere to the Child Care and Early Years Act.


Does This Sound Like YOU?

Wanting to gain experience & exposure to different learning environments

Looking to belong to a positive, inclusive workplace culture

Enjoy co-learning along with children, guiding them through their growth & development

Enthusiastic about having a positive impact in the lives of children



  • 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  
  • Attends and fully participates in all employee orientation, training, meetings, and family events as outlined by the Supervisor

The Ideal Candidate – Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • Experience working with children within a recreational or licensed childcare setting
  • Valid up to date Standard First Aid with CPR C (prior to the start of the position)
  • Ability to effectively respond to the individual/unique needs of children
  • 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 school age 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   Internal applicants - please include a “Performance Overview” completed by your Supervisor. Please indicate in your application, the location and position you are applying for.

Closing Date:  Ongoing until positions are filled

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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