Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

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Infant/Toddler, Early Childhood Educator

Facility: Bob and Kay Ackles YMCA Nanook House
City: Vancouver
Type of Child Care Infant/Toddler

Located in the heart of East Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, the Bob & Kay Ackles YMCA Nanook House is a vibrant community-serving centre that offers a supporting, caring haven for children & parents.  Designed with a community-centred approach to helping vulnerable children & families, Nanook House provides both much needed quality community programs, as well as links to community services and resources.  Complete with a community room & fully functional kitchen, Nanook House offers valuable community programs to the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.

Qualifications Post Basic ECE

Additional Qualifications:

  • Early Childhood Educator License to Practice required
  • Special Needs License to Practice an asset
  • Experience working with challenging behaviors
  • Infant/Toddler Early Childhood Educator License required
  • High level of organizational and customer service skills
  • Diplomas, certificates or other evidence of training related to child growth/development
  • Experience working with children in a child care/recreational setting
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To read, understand and follow all YMCA, Child Care Facility Licensing (CCFL) and legal requirements, including YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum standards
  • To interact directly with the children, providing quality care and creative programming
  • To assist with the planning and implementing of a consistent child-centred program, in accordance with YMCA standards.
  • To establish and maintain positive daily communication and interaction with families, providing quality customer service and building meaningful relationships
  • To maintain a neat, orderly, and clean environment, including all activity and program areas, common spaces, and washrooms.
  • To ensure that all safety and supervision standards are implemented and maintained according to licensing and YMCA requirements.
  • To release children only to those authorized by parent/guardian, to ask for identification in order to ensure that the authorized pick-up has been verified.
  • To work with staff team to deliver a high quality and age appropriate programs based on the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum and to attend all YMCA Playing to Learn professional development sessions and other training, as scheduled
  • To maintain confidentiality of all information related to the centre, the children, their families, and staff.
  • To maintain regular attendance, punctuality and to be appropriately dressed and well groomed.

Salary & Benefits:

                $21.43 per hour for BC ECE License to Practice

                $22.35 per hour for BC IT License to Practice

Basic Details

Position Start Date:
As soon as possible
Employment Type:
Full Time
Employment Term:

Contact Information


Application Information

Application Closing Date:
until filled
Application Instructions:
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Internal Applicants: Please apply online through the ADP Workforce Now Career Center.


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Application deadline: Until Filled

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