Junior Kindergarten ECE – Maternity Leave

Junior Kindergarten ECE – Maternity Leave

Junior Kindergarten ECE (Full Time Maternity Leave Position)

Start Date: December 11th, 2023

End Date: January 08th, 2025

Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:15 – 5:15 

Are you looking to take the next step in your career as an Early Childhood Educator? Aspengrove is one of Canada’s leading independent co-educational JK – 12 day schools, serving Vancouver Island. We are an established IB Continuum World School with a reputation for excellence and innovation. We are now seeking applicants for the role of Junior Kindergarten ECE. This is your opportunity to join a team of committed, professional Early Childhood Educators. 

At our Early Learning Centre you will find a diverse group of educators working together in a positive and professional environment. We are nestled among 40 acres, offering families a dynamic Junior Kindergarten experience that includes Music, French, Library, PE, Nature School and more. We would love to welcome you to our team.

We value Early Childhood Educators and are committed to offering competitive wages and benefits that reflect our appreciation of your hard work and dedication.

  • Competitive wages starting at $28/hr (inclusive of $6 per hour Wage Enhancement subsidy)
  • 4 Weeks paid vacation (1 Winter, 1 Spring and 2 Summer)
  • 8hr shifts that include 30 minute breaks
  • Paid sick days, personal days and appointments
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Regular team building experiences and tokens of appreciation
  • Group Medical and Dental Plan and EAP
  • Group Life insurance program and Group Dependent Life insurance Program
  • Group Critical Illness insurance plan
  • Group Accidental Death and Dismemberment plan
  • 4% of the Employee’s salary to the Society’s Group Registered Retirement Savings plan, upon an equal contribution to the Society’s Group RRSP Plan by the employee
  • Tuition Discount


  • Valid ECE certificate (Please provide a copy of your certificate with your application)
  • Valid First Aid/CPR Certificate
  • Clear Criminal Record Check
  • Two Practicum or Childcare Workplace Written References
  • Must be a current Canadian resident, legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Up-to-date record of immunizations

Additions—Not required:

  • Bachelors’ degree in related field
  • IB training or experience
  • Free-Play and Whole Child based philosophy
  • Experience with Google, Seesaw and MySchool technology
  • Food Safe Certificate

General expectations:

  • Commitment to excellence in Early Childhood Education and Care including on-going professional development
  • Programming that supports and promotes the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Confidentiality of all information related to the Centre, staff, children and their families
  • Contribute to the on-going operation of the Centre
  • Knowledge of Licensing regulations; ensuring the Centre meets all requirements on a daily basis
  • Be reliable and punctual
  • Be physically capable (able to sit on the floor, move up and down with ease, bend and stoop to meet children’s eye level)
  • Have an understanding that working hours may occasionally require extending beyond the scheduled 8hr shift (i.e. staff meetings, Early Learning Fair) 
  • Endorse the school’s vision, mission and values


Transformational Learning for a Transforming World


Aspengrove School challenges and inspires its community to act with purpose as

compassionate, knowledgeable and principled global citizens


Curiosity • Citizenship • Courage • Creativity • Compassion

  • Individualized care, built on positive relationships between educators and children
  • Guidance and support of children that encourages positive self-esteem, independence, and good problem-solving skills 
  • Commitment to providing students access to nature with ample time spent outdoors
  • Positive relationships with parents and/or guardians
  • Neat, organized and clean environment in all activity and program areas
  • Commitment to a positive, fun and engaged work environment with colleagues

Role specific expectations

  • Guide and assist children in the development of proper eating, dressing and toileting habits
  • Observe children for signs of potential learning or behavioral challenges and assist in preparing reports for parents, guardians or supervisors when necessary
  • Assist in maintaining an environment that protects the health, security and well-being of children
  • Lead activities by telling or reading stories, teaching songs and incorporating movement
  • Provide opportunities to express creativity through art, dramatic play, music and physical activity
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with co-workers and community service providers working with children
  • Participate in Early Years events outside of working hours (i.e. Early Learning Fair/Staff Meetings)
  • Maintain a professional demeanor
  • Strong communication with children, parents & educators
  • Computer and organizational skills
  • Work well with others in a team environment as well as alone with a group of children
  • Energetic and enthusiastic personality
  • Plan and implement PE activities for JK students
  • Contribute to JK report cards
  • Document JK student’s learning and development

Aspengrove School encourages applications from suitably qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds.  We value each community member’s identity, perspective, and well-being, and embrace our differences as a sign of strength. We believe in diversity, equity and inclusion and are committed to equal employment opportunities.

Please submit your resume, cover letter and ECE certification to Karen Webber at [email protected].

We thank all interested parties. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to kwebber@aspengroveschool.com.

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