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Early Childhood Educator

Rompers Preschool, Thompson Community Centre

Thompson Early Learning is looking to expand our dedicated team of Early Childhood Educators!

We are seeking qualified Early Learning professionals who echo our child-centred and play-based philosophy.

If you are a team player, are passionate about how children learn, enjoy following and expanding on children's interests through play-based and inquiry-based multisensory experiences, and are confident, knowledgeable and experienced in working with children with diverse abilities, - you are encouraged to apply!

Employment Type:

Part Time

Employment Term:


Hours Per Week:


Type of Child Care:


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Position Start:

September 6th, 2022


Basic ECE

Salary: As per Richmond Communities Associations’ Job Evaluation: Preschool Instructor 1: $20.54-21.79 per hour (Rate effective Sep 2021; Sep 2022 rate under review) / Preschool Instructor 2: $22.59-23.97 per hour (Rate effective Sep 2021; Sep 2022 rate under review)


  • $4.00/hour ECE Wage Enhancement for eligible employees (must have valid ECE Certificate)
  • Professional Development
  • 4% vacation pay
  • Benefits package including medical, dental and paid sick leave after three months probation (for employees working 20 hours or more per week).
  • This position can be combined with other employment opportunities to reach or exceed 20 weekly hours, should candidate qualify.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Preschool Coordinator, Community Facilities Coordinator or Director of Child Care Services assists with the development and implementation of a comprehensive community based preschool program for ages 3-5yrs.


Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Plan, implement, organize and lead preschool activities, special events, fundraising and field trips
  • Assist with the development, planning and implementation of a comprehensive community based preschool program



  • Assist volunteers and practicum students in the classroom
  • Assist in the hiring of preschool staff (Preschool Instructor 2)
  • Provide work direction to Preschool Instructor 1 (Preschool Instructor 2)


Customer Service/Communication

  • Attend to children’s physical needs, which may include toileting and eating
  • Provide information to visitors wanting to hear about the program and/or see the classroom
  • Attend regular meetings with preschool instructors and Preschool Coordinator
  • Communicate problems or concerns with children, families, staff and external agencies
  • Recommend referrals or additional services for children with professionals such as behavioural therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists


Safety/Risk Management

  • Monitor children in indoor and outdoor activities and during rest periods; conduct activities with children on an individual and group basis
  • Ensure classroom safety as outlined by Health Medical Safety regulations; follow proper Centre protocol
  • Administer medications as required in accordance with established policy
  • Keep program facilities and equipment safe and clean, reporting any repairs and concerns to senior staff



  • Plan and organize classroom layout
  • Provide input into budget; order supplies and equipment
  • Work with agencies to acquire resources for children
  • Attend regular meetings with preschool instructors, Supervisor and where appropriate
  • Responsible to document and report child abuse to supervisors and the Ministry
  • Responsible to fill out accident report forms
  • Other related duties as assigned


 Required Qualifications:


  • BCRPA High Five - Principles of Healthy Child Development Certification (or willing to obtain)
  • Grade 12 completion
  • Preschool Instructor 1:  The above, plus enrolled and working towards an Early Childhood Education certificate, and one year experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preschool Instructor 2:  The above, plus valid Early Childhood Education Certificate and two years experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Licensing requirements prior to start date:

  • Standard, Childcare or Emergency First Aid including CPR C
  • Criminal Record Check (CRRP – Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General)
  • 19+yrs of age,
  • Immunization Record

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Post Basic ECE Training
  • Reggio Workshops
  • 2nd language
  • Sign language
  • Music background
  • Food Safe


Contact Info:
5151 Granville Ave
Richmond, British Columbia
V7C 1E6
Posted On:
July 26th, 2022

Application Information

Closing Date:
August 7th, 2022 (or until filled)
Application Method

Applicants should submit a detailed resume with cover letter that reflects their knowledge skills and abilities relevant to the position to: 


Anna Thymis, Preschool Coordinator


Rompers Preschool 

Thompson Community Centre 

5151 Granville Avenue, Richmond, B.C. V7C 1E6


Deadline to apply:   11:59pm on Sunday August 7, 2022


Posting will remain open following this deadline to be considered for future employment opportunities.


Thompson Community Association thanks all applicants in advance for their interest. However, only those candidates under further consideration will be contacted.


Thompson Community Association requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  Applicants will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an accommodation (on legal ground as defined in the BC Human Rights Code) during the recruitment process. 


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