Forest School Teacher/Educator Position:
Forest School preschool educator:

Fredericton, NB, Canada Hourly wage: $17.25-18.00/hour Overview:

Cedar Brook Early Learning Centre is a play-based centre, who values much of our days spent outdoors, all-weather outdoor preschool program. We also offer a Little Seedlings (15months- 2 Years) program as well. We are seeking adventurous and enthusiastic educators to join our team. Team being key, we believe we build off each others strengths. Our program’s philosophy is inspired by the belief that all young children have the innate capacity to wonder, create, and develop through self-directed play and time in nature, our part is to follow, guide, and further their curiosity. We offer full-day preschool programs Mondays to Friday, half-day preschool programs Mondays to Fridays, full time after-school program, and summer camps for school aged children.

  • Early Childhood Education certificate, diploma, or Bachelor of Education degree (elementary), Forest Training Certified are all assets
  • Current First Aid with CPR-C
  • Clear criminal record check, vulnerable sector check and social development check
  • Experience working with young children and experience working in an outdoor setting
  • Physically capable of performing teaching duties with enthusiasm regardless of the weather (rain, snow, heat) including the ability to walk distances and over uneven terrain, carry a backpack and supplies
  • Interest an appreciation for emergent learning approaches to early childhood education
  • Understanding of the benefits of risk taking and limits of movement, and physical development in the early years
  • Willing to seek outside training or self-study
  • Interest in learning about and improving upon your outdoor skills including knots, shelter building, self-care/appropriate clothing, leave-no-trace practices and interacting with local wildlife
  • Researching, planning and implementing a unique Forest School program
  • Ensure the safety of all children including, but not limited to, forest play, hiking, climbing trees or while in close proximity to such things as standing water, streams and other terrain
  • Daily preparation of learning areas and materials ability to follow set guidelines put in place
  • Responsible for the maintenance of program tools and equipment
  • Working closely with co-teacher to plan, prepare, and co-create seasonal activities and projects utilizing natural materials found in our environment
  • Implement mentorship strategies that are individually focused and age appropriate, with an emphasis on compassion and respect
  • Willingness to attend staff trainings, educator meetings, and Forest School related events
  • Communicate effectively, regarding the program and the progress of the children
  • Must have excellent situational and spatial awareness
To apply:

Please submit a resume to CedarBrookNB@gmail.com
We appreciate all applicants for their interest, candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.