Childcare Educator Supply


Join the YMCA Child Care Team!
Be the Spark! Join our professional and passionate team of early childhood educators and be the spark that ignites the potential in others. YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of licensed child care in Canada and we have been making a positive difference in the communities we serve by providing quality childcare for over 50 years!
At the Y, we are committed to providing you with opportunities to develop your knowledge, skills, and career while you enhance the experience of the children and families that we serve.
Position: Early Childhood Educators, Supply (part-time, one-year contract)
Licensed Child Care, St Thomas, Ontario
Start Date: As soon as possible
Compensation: 16.55 per hour (up to 18.55 including government wage enhancements)

As part of your total compensation:

  • Receive a complimentary YMCA personal membership to our Health & Fitness facilities, and discounts on YMCA child care and camp programs
  • Access vacation entitlement in accordance with the employment standards regulations, and up to 12 paid personal days annually
  • Benefits package and Pension, applicable with position/contract length
  • Be part of a caring and supportive network of people to help each other succeed
  • Complimentary access to wellness and counselling services
  • Contribute to real, meaningful impact in the lives of children and youth
  • Monday through Friday (no weekends)
  • Can work a minimum of two shifts per week/eight shifts per month
  • Flexible shift times – shifts range from 3 to 7.5 hours per day, shifts can vary from 6:00am – 6:00pm
  • Able to submit personal availability for shifts 4 weeks in advance, using a web-based scheduling system
  • Shifts are scheduled in advance whenever possible according to personal availability and the centre’s needs

In this role, you will:

  • Plan and deliver a consistent child-centered program, in accordance with our YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum (0-6 year olds)
  • Provide quality compassionate care and support to children and their families
  • Ensure supervision and safety of children at all times; Understand and comply with provincial (CCEYA), municipal and YMCA policies and procedures
  • Be committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and building a sense of belonging
  • Embrace and exemplify the Y’s core values


Education & Skills Qualifications:
  • Experience working with children 0-12 years in a work or school placement setting is an asset
  • Plans to enroll, or in current pursuit of a diploma in Early Childhood Education, or in pursuit or holds a diploma or a degree in a related field of study is an asset
  • Early Childhood Education graduates must be registered (or proof that registration is in process) and in good standing in the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE)
  • Graduates in a related field of study must be members of their associations as required
  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C certification or include the date of training scheduled within the next three months. Training cost and time is at the expense of the applicant and not reimbursed
  • Applicants are required to be a minimum of 18 years of age or older to obtain a current Vulnerable Criminal Reference Check (less than 6 months old)
  • Up-to-date immunizations required by Public Health, Ministry of Education and YMCASWO
  • Ability to use frequent light to medium physical effort: lifting to 20 kg (44 lbs.), bending, and stooping
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada

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Job Information


Date Posted

May 24,2024





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Part Time

Application Deadline

July 27, 2024

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