Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning


Senior Early Childhood Educator/Program Administrator Assistant

Facility: ABC University Daycare Society
City: Vancouver
Type of Child Care: 3 - 5 Years

Our very special, well-established program (first opened in 1967) for children aged 30 months to 5 years of age is currently seeking an exceptional Early Childhood Educator to join our team. We are located near the UBC Endowment Lands, easily accessible via transit (99B Line) Successful candidates will be hard-working, able to take initiative, demonstrated ability to multi-task, an excellent command of both spoken and written English, superior group management skills, and a passion for educating young children.

Our program is unique in that we offer a smaller than usual class size. We enroll a maximum of 18 children although we are licensed for 25. This allows educators the opportunity for greater interaction with the children. Additionally, we offer extra-curricular activities such as soccer, music, yoga, and karate, which provides educators with the opportunity to learn instructors who are the best of the best in their fields!

Qualifications: Basic ECE

Additional Qualifications:

Candidates must be proficient in MS Excel, Word, data entry and must have previous experience in an office or similar environment.  Criminal record check, immunization record (must be fully vaccinated), first aid, food safe is an asset, but not required. Our program requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, including boosters as recommended by provincial/federal health athorities. Flu vaccines are required yearly.

Required Experience:

Succesful applicants will have a minimum of 10 years of teaching experience within a daycare (full day) program, with a minimum of 3 years in a supervisory capacity. Preference will be given to those who have completed course work in Early Years Program Administration.

Key Responsibilities:

All employees are responsible for delivering a high quality early years program that corresponds with ABC University Daycare's existing philosophy and mandate. Our program prides itself on thinking "outside of the box" and offers an innovative program that is fresh, fun,  educational and exemplifies reflective practice. The senior educator will  oversee all facets of the day to day operations when the Program Manager is away; including ensuring that the facility is maintained at a high standard of cleanliness and organization, acting as a mentor to junior educators, maintaing mutually supportive relationships with ECE teaching programs (currently VCC and Langara) as a practicum sponsor teacher, taking the lead in program planning, assist in management of program waiting lists, accounting support, maintaining positive, respectful relationships with fellow team members and families, supervision of children during indoor and outdoor playtime, and leading group times. Light housekeeping duties including gardening are shared amongst staff members.

Salary & Benefits:

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. The remuneration for this position includes an excellent benefit package which includes critical illness and disability insurance, sick time,  paid professional development, and 4 weeks holiday after one full year's employment.

Additional Notes:

Our operating license allows us to accept 25 children - however our enrolment is limited to 18 children. Must love dogs as we have a emotional support dog on premises daily. Please see our website www.abcdaycarevancouver.com for more information about our program.

Basic Details

Position Start Date:
As soon as possible
Position Notes:
Flexible Start Date
Employment Type:
Full Time
Employment Term:
Hours Per Week:

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Elizabeth Shearer
Phone Number:
4595 West 8th Avenue Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 2A4

Application Information

Application Closing Date:
until filled
Application Instructions:
Email Application
Other Application Instructions:

Kindly note that candidates MUST have full provincial certification as an Early Childhood Educator - Basic at minimum. Absolutely no exceptions can be made. Additionally, this position is for experienced educators only. Please send your resume, salary expectations, availability, and a brief cover letter detailing your experience and the special skills you will bring to our program. No phone calls, please!


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