Outdoor ECE teacher

Alderwood House School (Steveston, Richmond) - Richmond, BC (30+ days ago)

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Who we are:

We are an outdoor based group child care program located in Steveston, BC. You will spend 4 - 8 hours outside every day. If you do not like going outside, this job is not for you. We are outside in the snow. In the rain. If you don't own rainboots, this is not the job for you.

You can learn more about our program at www.alderwoodhouse.com

Who you are:

You have expert knowledge of the BC Early Learning Framework, Child Care Licensing Regulations and Act, and the BC Child Care Quality Assessment Framework.

You welcome the responsibility to co-lead a classroom’s education program and practice as well as the Centre practice to meet or exceed recognized assessment standards. You know how to contribute to the professional identity of the Centre, raising the quality of the education program and practice and adhering to the BC Child Care Quality Assessment Standards.

Working closely with the Pedagogical Coordinator, you will establish authentic and positive relationships with children and families to ensure positive outcomes for all children. You enjoy grappling with theory and have experience linking theory to classroom observations and sharing pedagogical narrations with children, parents and colleagues. You know that engaging in pedagogical narration means you will make mis-steps, mistakes, and take risks: for you, the outcome is far less important than what you and the children will learn together along the way. You know that growing is exciting and also painful - and embrace the messiness of all of the uncertainties that come with growth.

You enjoy mentoring and take on the challenge of coaching and supervising the room’s assistants, leadership students and practicum students as well as work as a part of the Centre team to deepen your collective understanding of curriculum and pedagogy and to embed a culture of ongoing reflective practice. In your role of an Educator you will commit to maintaining professional work standards at all times.


  • Early Childhood Education training (2, 4 or 5 year diploma/degree) or B.Ed, BSW or similar
  • Current First AidQualification
  • Clear Criminal RecordSearch
  • Valid ECEA / ECE / ITE / SNE license validation (our pay scale is reflective of your certificate held - please note ECEA is paid 20.50 / hour, while ECE+ is paid 26 - 30).
  • Experience working with children in an early learning environment


Compensation as per our collective bargaining agreement, based on education levels (up to 30/hour); plus medical, dental and 4 weeks paid vacation. Paid educational upgrades to support educators in gaining their ITE or SNE certificate are available.

This position is for a 4 day work week.


  • Extended health care
  • Vision care
  • Dental care
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Vacation & paid time off
  • On-site parking
  • Casual dress
  • Education reimbursement

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: $26.50-$29.50 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Bonus Pay


  • Dental Care
  • Disability Insurance
  • Extended Health Care
  • Life Insurance
  • On-site Parking
  • Paid Time Off
  • RRSP Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vision Care


  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • teaching: 1 year (Required)


  • Richmond, BC (Preferred)


  • English (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No