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Last Updated: 7/13/2024 10:06:39 PM EST

School Overview

Uy’sqwalawun Childcare Centre & Headstart Program offers preschool and child minding for children from birth to five years old. Nanoose First Nation community believes that all children have the right to healthy spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual environments. Our children’s program provides activities, spaces and events that support child development and wellness.

Our school

Within the Uy’sqwalawun Childcare Centre & Headstart Program, our Early Childhood Educators are responsible for implementing developmentally appropriate programs that meet each child’s observed needs and leading children in activities to stimulate and develop their intellectual, physical and emotional growth.

Creativity, imagination and exploration are balanced with guidance and structure in all programming and families. Childcare staff facilitate learning through play and maintain respectful family-centered interactions by modelling open communication in a positive manner. Childcare staff follow the Code of Ethics for Early Childhood Educators of BC.

Our community

Our community is located just north of Nanaimo in Lantzville. Nanaimo is a vibrant urban centre found on the east side of beautiful Vancouver Island where an abundance of recreation and cultural opportunities give residents a lifestyle second to none for living, working and playing.

Why You’ll Love It Here

We work hard at being competitive and fair, and we strive for work-life balance.

Salary and Benefits

Early childhood educators are paid between $18 and $22 per hour. We offer an extended health benefits plan and access to an Employee & Family Assistance Program.

Application Requirements

Email your resume and cover letter in PDF format to