Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning


Outdoor Early Childhood Educator

Facility: Room to Roam Outdoor Learning
City: Port Coquitlam
Type of Child Care: Other

Are you interested in working with children outdoors?  If so, this is a great opportunity to work outdoors in our 2.5 to 5 yrs program.  We are a child led, place-based program.  We work in parks throughout in Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam.  We change locations regularly.      

Qualifications: Basic ECE

Additional Qualifications:

Valid First Aid Certificate in Emergency Child Care CPR /AED Level B
Criminal Record Check required
Please provide two references

Required Experience:

The following experience and qualifications will be considered:

  • ECE basic
  • ECE Assistant
  • ECE Student 

Experience working with children in a group setting.  A candidate with experience working outdoors is an asset but not required.  Familiarity with a child-led approach to child care is preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

We are an outdoor program operating in various parks in Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam.  (Lions Park, Chelsea Park, Wellington Park, Lafarge Lake, Glen Park)  We are a roaming program in that we move locations every few weeks.  

  • Ensure children’s safety while outdoors.
  • Work collaboratively with lead educator to maintain proper supervision of children.
  • Assisting with daily safety checks of the area.
  • Assisting in implementing program planning.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information related to children, families and staff.
  • Assist in providing a play-based, place-based program our aim is to provide an inclusive and developmentally appropriate program. 

Salary & Benefits:

$20 - 23 per hour depending on experience.

Additional Notes:

Part time – permanent: 
Mornings from 8:30 to 12:30 (4 hrs) class time from 9 to 12 noon from Monday through Thursday.  We follow the school calendar so we run a different schedule in July and August.  

Basic Details

Position Start Date:
As soon as possible
Position End Date:
June 29th, 2023
Employment Type:
Part Time
Employment Term:
Hours Per Week:

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Cheryl Fontaine
Phone Number:
2466 Friskie Avenue Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 7P9

Application Information

Application Closing Date:
until filled
Application Instructions:
Email Application
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