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Early Childhood Educator Classroom Assistant - Montessori Program

Facility: Blue Spruce Montessori - Full-Day Program
City: Vancouver
Type of Child Care: 3 - 5 Years

Blue Spruce Montessori was established in 1997 and operated for over 21 years in the Richmond community. Debbie Marette, owner/administrator, graduated in 1994 with a primary A.M.I diploma and an E.C.E. certificate and is dedicated to providing a Montessori program that closely adheres to the Montessori principles that Dr. Maria Montessori set out. Blue Spruce Montessori is now open in Vancouver, in a brand-new custom-built facility and has the capacity for 22 students.

We are searching for an early childhood educator, that has a genuine passion and interest in the developing child and a strong desire to connect with families and the larger community, to join our team.  An educator that genuinely strives to develop each individual child’s whole self, and instil a lifelong love of learning through observation, creativity, and nurturing.

This is a great opportunity to work in a beautiful, prepared environment, that has the full set of primary Montessori materials and a wonderful opportunity to work with a wonderful community.

Qualifications: Basic ECE

Additional Qualifications:

  • Child First Aid and CPR Certificate.
  • Criminal Record Review. 
  •  Immunization History.
  •  3 Reference letters related to the field.
  • Proof of both mental and physical fitness to work with children.

Required Experience:

  • Experience working with children ages 2.5 – 6 years.
  • Experience in a Montessori environment an asset but not necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to connect well with the young child.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and communication skills both oral and written.
  • An ability to guide groups of children of varying ages, needs and abilities.
  • Ability to multitask, keep calm under pressure, and treat everyone with love and respect.
  • Patience and excellent observational, and diagnostic skills.                                                                                     

Key Responsibilities:


  • Establishing rapport and building relationships with students and families based on trust.
  • Assist with preparation and maintenance of the prepared environment, creating a safe, clean, stimulating environment where all children feel safe and valued.
  • Demonstrate appropriate child guidance techniques that are respectful to the child and help develop self-esteem, independence, good choice making and trust.
  • To be a positive role model, instill good values like honesty, accountability, understanding, tolerance, respect, love, and kindness.
  • Observing, guiding, supervising, and assessing children in the prepared environment.    
  • Supervising outdoor play.                      
  • Participating in school activities, trips, events and parent education.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Paid vacation.
  • 5 paid sick days
  • Wage enhancement for ECE Certificate Holders ($6 per hr.)
  • Professional development.

Additional Notes:

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Basic Details

Position Start Date:
August 1st, 2024
Position Notes:
August 12, 2024
Employment Type:
Full Time
Employment Term:
Hours Per Week:

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Debbie Marette
Phone Number:
3302 East 25th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5R 1J8

Application Information

Application Closing Date:
July 1st, 2024 (or until filled)
Application Instructions:
Email Application
Other Application Instructions:

Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and resume attention, Debbie Marette to debbiemarette@bluesprucemontessori.com.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

No phone calls, please.

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