Education: Atlantic Canada Career Opportunities 2018

Canadian Early Childhood Education Roles Interviewing in the UK 10 & 11 October!

Make your move to Canada simple by joining our Working In event this October, in the UK. Canadian employers are travelling to London to meet Early Childhood Professionals, wanting to make their move across the Atlantic a reality.

Just a short flight away, Canada is renowned for its welcoming nature and breathtaking scenery. What’s more it has famously friendly folk and career opportunities aplenty.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to meet employers from the Canadian province of the beautiful Atlantic East Coast – Nova Scotia.

If the below roles interest you, Canadian employers want to meet with you!

Early Childhood Educators

Creative Beginnings Early Learning Centre, Nova Scotia

Creative Beginnings Early Learning Centre is looking to hire people for the position of Early Childhood Educator.
Develop and implement child-care programs that support and promote the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children, Lead activities by telling or reading stories, teaching songs and taking children to local points of interest, provide opportunities to express creativity through the media of art, dramatic play, music and physical activity, Guide and assist children in the development of proper eating, dressing and toilet habits, Observe children for signs of potential learning or behavioural problems and prepare reports for parents, guardians or supervisor
Knowledge of Daycare Act and Regulations, Knowledge of licensing regulations, establish guidelines for behaviour, Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with co-workers and community service providers working with children, Assess the abilities, interests and needs of children and discuss progress or problems with parents and other staff members, Plan and maintain an environment that protects the health, security and well-being of children. Assist early childhood educators or supervisors in keeping records, maintain daycare equipment and assist in housekeeping and cooking duties, Plan and organize activities for school-age children in child-care programs before and after regular school hours, attend staff meetings to discuss progress and problems of children, Supervise and co-ordinate activities of other early childhood educators and early childhood educator assistants.

Early Childhood Educator (Infant/Toddler)

Willowbrae Academy, Nova Scotia

Willowbrae Academy is looking to hire people for the position of Early Childhood Educator (Infant/Toddler).
JOB DESCRIPTION: The teaching staff at Willowbrae Academy® are responsible for the daily care, instruction and supervision of a group of children 6 months to 12 years of age, under the direct supervision of the Director. The teaching staff is responsible for the daily planning, implementation, and evaluation of the program.
An Early Childhood Education teacher employed at Willowbrae should have a strong educational background in early childhood education, successful work experience in an early childhood setting, appropriate communication skills, the ability to design and implement relevant programs and activities, a willingness to adhere to the academy's stated philosophy, and a demonstrated commitment to professional development. Typically, the successful applicant will have a recognized university degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent, and related work experience. A valid First Aid and Infant CPR certification are also required as well as a clear child abuse registry and vulnerable sector check. Successful applicants may be required to complete additional courses if they do not meet all the established minimum qualifications. The selection committee reserves the right to choose an applicant who meets all or most of the above mentioned criteria. The selection committee will use both the interview and outside references in choosing the most appropriate applicant.
Required Attributes and Skills:

  • Good physical strength.
  • Tolerance and perseverance in dealing with the problems of children.
  • A ready ability to warmly relate easily to the children.
  • Ability to work closely and in harmony with supervisors and peers.
  • Judgement and initiative in the early identification of program deficiencies.
  • An ability to evaluate own performance and take the necessary corrective measures to fulfill their objectives.
  • Strong sense of responsibility and dependability.
  • Ability to handle praise or criticism and adaptability to change.
  • Comfortable working with individual or groups of children.
  • Caring and respectful attitude toward all persons.
  • Demonstrates good judgement.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability.
  • Demonstrates a strong sense of ethics when dealing with children, parents, students and fellow staff, other professionals and all persons related to the academy.

Teachers are expected to perform appropriate activities and tasks in the following areas:

  • Program, and Program Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Guidance and Behaviour Management
  • Professionalism
  • Communication
  • Student Supervision
  • Children’s programming, development and progress
  • Ensure requested data and metrics are provided accurately and timely

Early Childhood Educator/Assistant

Dartmouth Day Care Centre, Nova Scotia

Dartmouth Day Care Centre Organization is looking to hire 3 or 4 professional educators for the position of Early Childhood Educator and Early Childhood Educator Assistant.

Dartmouth Day Care Organization has two locations within the Dartmouth community that provide a diverse program to meet the needs of all the children and families we serve. We are a non-profit Organization who strives to provide an inclusive program for all children to learn at their own developmental pace, while engaging in a program that is tailored to the child's needs in a fun, nurturing, safe, and natural developmentally play based learning environment. Dartmouth Day Care supports Professional Growth within our Colleagues and works with outside Agencies in supporting the child’s development and families.

We are looking to hire a successful Professional Early Childhood Educators and Assistants to join our passionate team in providing a high-quality care for children to engage in, have fun, and develop in the early years through a play based learning environment.

Bilingual (French/English) Pre-Primary Consultant

Education & Early Childhood Development, Nova Scotia

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is looking to hire a person for the position of a Pre-primary consultant who is fluent in both English and French. The successful candidate will be required to travel throughout the province to provide program support to all Francophone Pre-primary programs.


Under the direction of the Early Childhood Development Team Lead, the Pre-Primary Consultant will provide specialized consultation, support and advice to preprimary programs and Early Years Centres that are funded by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) or are associated with EECD. The Pre-Primary Consultant will ensure that early learning programs meet the individual needs for children served and provide developmentally appropriate inclusive experiences that support short- and long- term learning and developmental outcomes for all children.


The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, or a related field, and five years related experience in an early learning environment. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered;

  • Extensive/current knowledge of philosophical approaches and best practice models in the development of high quality early learning programs for children including French first language programs for children in a minority language setting;
  • Extensive/current knowledge of the philosophical approaches/models related to inclusion, developmental intervention, family centred practice and community collaboration;
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills, both oral and written;
  • Experience in implementing evaluation tools specific to the assessment of early years program quality and effectiveness;
  • Excellent command of both spoken and written French with strong competencies in English;
  • Must have a valid Nova Scotia driver’s license as the position will be working throughout the province.

Early Childhood Educators

Portland Daycare Centre, Nova Scotia

Portland Daycare Centre is looking to hire people for the position of Early Childhood Educators at Level 1, 2 or 3 for various positions in the centre. Individuals will be dedicated, committed early childhood education who want to build a career not just a job. We are filling a maternity leave and permanent positions as well. We offer competitive wages/ benefits, health plan, and a positive, supportive work environment.

Portland Daycare is a comprehensive and inclusive child care centre exclusively for children from the ages of 3 months to five years. We believe that these early formative years can impact not only how the child learns later in life but also how they experience the world around them. As a result, our programing extends to offering our leaders of tomorrow activities such as arts, crafts, dance, theatre and gymnastics. We are currently seeking new members to add value to our well-established team of Early childhood educators. If you are a driven Early childhood education professional who is energetic, dynamic, can wear.


Must have all required checks and emergency first aid with a level cpr. Must be physically capable of lifting up to 50 lbs, combination of sitting, standing , moving! Environment can be noisy. Must have sound knowledge in child development, emergent curriculum, and positive behaviour guidance techniques.

  • Plan, implement and assess developmentally appropriate activities that are in accordance to Portland Daycare centres’ philosophy
  • Provide a daily balance of indoor/outdoor and induvial/group activities; ensuring opportunity for growth in all curriculum areas
  • Organize space, equipment and material prior to children’s arrival; maintain an aesthetically pleasing display of children’s artwork
  • Sanitize toys and equipment; maintain a safe environment according to Health and safety standards
  • Empower children in expressing themselves by listening and responding with questions or comments that extend conversations
  • Utilize wide variety of teaching techniques including modeling, observing, questioning, demonstrating and reinforcing
  • Welcome children and parents upon arrival and at the end of the day
  • Set reasonable behavior expectations consistent with center’s philosophy and policies, keep safety at the forefront of all decisions
  • Provide positive guidelines such as redirecting, positive language and positive reinforcement
  • Immediately address problem behavior without labeling child; follow polices of centre and consistent with accepted practice in the field
  • Maintain a knowledge and understanding of specialized intervention strategies, the Day care act and regulations
  • Follow the centre’s procedures of administering medications and maintaining health records; report all accidents, injuries and illnesses to the manager
  • Record/maintain records of children’s progress, routines and interests
  • Monitor the environment for hazards, informing the Director of any issues that need to be resolved
  • Commit to ongoing PD as outlined in regulations
  • Adhere to staff policies and procedures at all times
  • Be actively engaged with children and focused on the room/group
  • Attend monthly team meetings and training


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London 10th – 11th October 2018

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