(CY261) | Preschool and School aged Forest Educator

(CY261) | Preschool and School aged Forest Educator

24 May
Saplings Outdoor Program.

24 May

Saplings Outdoor Program.


Hiring Company: Saplings Outdoor Program LTD

Position: Preschool and School aged Forest Educator

Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description: Saplings Outdoor Program is looking for an individual who is interested in working with both preschool and school-aged children in a forest school and after school outdoor environments. We are looking for an individual who is interested in working independently, as well as part of a team.

Primary responsibilities include:

- Alongside the management, plan and implement a dynamic forest 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 terrains

- Ensure the daily preparation of learning areas and materials

- Assume overall responsibility for program tools and equipment, to include safety, use and maintenance

- Plan, prepare and co-create seasonal activities and projects utilizing natural materials, locally foraged or sourced

- Implement mentorship strategies that are individually focused and age-appropriate, with an emphasis on compassion and respect

- Attend monthly staff meetings and parent meetings as needed

- Communicate with parents effectively, in-person, and occasionally by phone

- Be physically capable of performing teaching duties with enthusiasm regardless of the weather (rain, sleet, snow, heat), including the ability to walk distances and over uneven terrain, carry a backpack and supplies

- Support the benefits of risk-taking, movement, and physical development in the early ears

- Encourage familiarity with the local flora and fauna, including poisonous plants and their location, or be willing to be mentored, seek outside training or self-study

- Model and teach outdoor skills including risk management, knots, shelter building, self-care/appropriate clothing, leave-no-trace practices, and interacting with local wildlife


- Current First Aid Certificate

- Forest School Certification through Forest School Canada or Level three equivalent program

- Post Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Education or Early Childhood Education

Applicants must possess a work history, which highlights the following combination of skills and experience:

- 5+ years’ work experience with preschool aged children in the area of outdoor education focusing on play-based, student led learning

- 5+ years’ teaching experience

- Interpersonal skills as you are interacting with children and parents

Wages: $22 - $25 per hour, depending on qualifications

Benefits: N/A

Location of Work: North and West Vancouver, BC

Language: English

Send Resumes to: [email protected]

Company Address: 2820 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L9

About Saplings Outdoor Program:

Saplings Outdoor Program is a nature-based program located in West Vancouver for children ages 2.5-9 years old. The main purpose of our program is to provide children with an opportunity to connect with the environment in a safe and enjoyable way. Nature is a child’s best education.

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