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Our mission is to connect children (and their families) with these benefits while instilling an appreciation for the natural world and lifelong love of the great outdoors.

Our programs include Nature School (for Grades 1-4 and Kindergarten), camps and recreational programs, all of which are designed to foster creativity, curiosity and teamwork through exploration. Based in the heart of the Beach neighbourhood in Toronto, we have the wonderful benefit of being able to use both the waterfront and Glen Stewart Ravine as our classrooms, with our Queen Street headquarters acting as our home base and pit stop.

Current Openings

After School Instructor

Start Date:  Tuesday, September 3, 2024- end of June, 2025
Times: Monday- Friday 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Additional opportunities: can be combined PA Day Camps, Education Outreach, Winter Camp, Summer Camps
Session Dates:  September 5th–  June 28th ( closed on TDSB school holidays)
Compensation: $17-$22
Responsibilities:

– Helping to facilitate plan nature-based activities that engages children from ages 4-10.
– Ensure that programs are age appropriate and inclusive of all learners and participants.
– Ensure that participants are having a fun, safe, and engaging in high quality learning experiences.
– Be comfortable around water, beach. Monitor children vigilantly.

– Take direction from the lead instructors and share ideas. Supervise and ensure children are being safe and supported at all times during their program.
– Ensure that student are on time at their school in the appropriate spot.
– Follow Health and Safety protocols and procedures including Covid-19 guidelines.
– Clean up after activities ensuring that the learning and playing areas are clean, organized-and safe to ensure the Health & Safety of all participants.
– Maintain the safety of children, understanding sun/ snow safety.
– Engage in play based and developmentally appropriate programming for all collaborate with other staff to share ideas.
– Assess risks and risk management of sites and children, perform a site check upon arrival.
– Ensure first aid kits and contact information are properly handled and stored.

– Encourage community culture. Familiarize yourself with the school philosophies and forms. Set up and clean up at the beginning and end of classes.
– Send monthly communications to families highlighting any learning.
– Other duties as required

Qualifications

– Teaching Qualifications / Graduate or currently enrolled with an ECE/ Education Program/ Forest School Practitioners course is an asset
– Extensive Experience working with children

– Love for the outdoors
– Current First Aid and CPR with level C (or intention to get over the next 6 moths)
– Police Vulnerable Sectors Check (or declaration and intent to get in the next few months)
– Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication skills with parents/ guardians, children and staff
– Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of all cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity.
– Physically capable of working in all weather conditions, carrying a backpack, carrying learning materials.
– Ability to walk for long periods on uneven terrain.
– Understand play-based learning, outdoor learning and principles of risky play.

To apply send your cover letter indicating how you heard about the position and resume to Hello@torontonatureschool.ca Please include 2 references. 

ECE Teaching Assistant Kindergarten Program

Number of Positions: 1
Start Date:     Tuesday, September 3, 2024 – June 27, 2025
Schedule:
Monday- Friday  8:45 am – 3:15 pm

32.5 Hours/ Week 
The school is closed on all stat holidays and School breaks

Winter break: December 26- January 6th, March Break:  March 13- 17  with the opportunity to work camp during this time.
Compensation: $18 – $22 / hour
Responsibilities:

– Helping to facilitate plan activities that engages children in Nature Kindergarten
– Work with Teachers to ensure that programs are age appropriate and inclusive of all learners and participants
– Ensure that participants are having a fun, safe, and engaging high quality learning experience
– Plan and carry out lessons with support of other Educators
– Be comfortable around water, beach. Monitor children vigilantly.
– Take direction from the lead instructor and share ideas
– Supervise and ensure children are being safe and supported at all times during their program
– Ensure that students are on time for pick up at Queen st. East location. Or other location if previously arranged
– Follow Health and Safety protocols and procedures including Covid-19 guidelines
– Clean up after activities ensuring that the learning and playing areas are clean, organized and safe to ensure the Health & Safety of all participants.
– Maintain the safety of children, understanding sun/ snow safety.
– Engage in play based and developmentally appropriate programming for all
– Collaborate with other staff to share ideas.
– Assess risks and risk management of sites and children, perform a site check upon arrival
– Ensure first aid kits and contact information are properly handled and stored.
– Encourage community culture
– Familiarize yourself with the school philosophies and forms.
– Set up and clean up at the beginning and end of classes
– Other duties as required

Qualifications

– Teaching Qualifications / Graduate or currently enrolled with an ECE/ Education Program/ Forest School Practitioners course is an asset
– Extensive Experience working with children
– Love for the outdoors
– Current First Aid and CPR with level C ( or intention to get over the next 6 moths)
– Police Vulnerable Sectors Check ( or declaration and intent to get in the next few months)
– Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication skills with parents/ guardians, children and staff
– Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of all cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity .
– Physically capable of working in all weather conditions, carrying a backpack, carrying learning materials.
– Ability to walk for long periods on uneven terrain.
– Understand play based learning, outdoor learning and principles of risky play.

To apply send your cover letter indicating how you heard about the position and resume to Hello@torontonatureschool.ca

Weekend Nature School Educator

Start Date:  Saturday, September 14th
Times: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Fall session: Saturdays-   September 14th – November 30th
Winter Session: Saturdays- January 18th– March 8
Spring Session: Saturday, April 5- June 21
Additional opportunities: Saturday afternoon birthday parties, PA day Camps, Winter Holiday camps, March Break Camps  and  Full Time Summer Camp instructor positions 2025, occasional teaching
Compensation: $18-$22/Hr
Responsibilities

– Helping to facilitate plan activities that engages children from ages 4-10
– Work with Lead Teachers to ensure that programs are age appropriate and inclusive of all learners and participants
– Ensure that participants are having a fun, safe, and engaging high quality learning experience
– Be comfortable around water, beach. Monitor children vigilantly.
– Take direction from the lead instructor and share ideas
– Supervise and ensure children are being safe and supported at all times during their program
– Ensure that students are on time for pick up
– Follow Health and Safety protocols and procedures
– Clean up after activities ensuring that the learning and playing areas are clean, organized-and safe to ensure the Health & Safety of all participants.
– Maintain the safety of children, understanding sun/ snow safety.
– Engage in play based and developmentally appropriate programming for all
– Collaborate with other staff to share ideas.
– Assess risks and risk management of sites and children, perform a site check upon arrival
– Ensure first aid kits and contact information are properly handle and stored.
– Encourage community culture
– Familiarize yourself with the school philosophies and forms.
– Set up and clean up at the beginning and end of classes
– Other duties as required

Qualifications

– Teaching Qualifications  / Graduate or currently enrolled with an ECE/ Education Program/ Forest School Practitioners course is an asset
– Extensive Experience working with children

– Love for the outdoors
– Current First Aid and CPR with level C ( or intention to get over the next 6 months)
– Police Vulnerable Sectors Check ( or declaration and intent to get in the next few months)
– Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication skills with parents/ guardians, children and staff
– Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of all cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity.
– Physically capable of working in all weather conditions, carrying a backpack, carrying learning materials.
– Ability to walk for long periods on uneven terrain.
– Understand play based learning, outdoor learning and principles of risky play.

To apply send your cover letter indicating how you heard about the position and resume to Hello@torontonatureschool.ca  

Lead Weekend Nature Club Instructor

Number of Positions: 1
Position Type: Contract
Start Date:  Saturday, September 14th  times 8:30am – 1:00pm
     Fall Session: Saturdays, Sept 14th – November 30th
Winter Session: Saturdays, January 18th – March 8th
Spring Session: Saturdays, April 5th – June 21st
Compensation: $23-$26 

Responsibilities

– Communicate with parents and guardians via email (introduction emails, photos, updates after each class)  –
– Email group updates and photos after class
– Email communications will cover both age groups of kids 4-10
– Monitor the email address and respond to emails in an appropriate manner
– Plan carry out meetings with Saturday team members once per term
– Plan weekly nature activities that engage children from ages 4-10
– Help facilitate planning between team members
– Plan activities that relate to the current seasons and to the spaces
– Plan activities that can take place at both the beach and the ravine
– Provide back up plans to move to indoor spaces during inclement weather
– Ensure that participants are having a fun, safe, and engaging high quality learning experience
– Be comfortable around water, beach. Monitor children vigilantly
– Supervise three staff members and provide direction, feedback
– Communicate with parents and guardians via email about program updates, changes, when possible, document learning with photos and occasionally send photos to parents of their child participating
– Supervise and ensure children are being safe and supported at all times during their program
– Provide other staff and volunteers with feedback and instructions
– Ensure that students are on time for pick up at 12:00 pm at Queen st. East location. Or other location if previously arranged
– Follow Health and Safety protocols and procedures guidelines
– Clean up after activities ensuring that the learning and playing areas are clean, organized-and safe to ensure the Health & Safety of all participants.
– Maintain the safety of children, understanding sun/ snow safety.
– Engage in play based and developmentally appropriate programming for all
– Collaborate with other staff to share ideas.
– Assess risks and risk management of sites and children, perform a site check upon arrival
– Ensure first aid kits and contact information are properly handled and stored.
– Encourage community culture
– Familiarize yourself with the school philosophy’s and forms
– Other duties as required

Qualifications

– Teaching Qualifications  / Graduate or currently enrolled with an ECE/ Education Program/ Forest School Practitioners course is an asset
– Extensive Experience working with children   

– Love for the outdoors
– Current First Aid and CPR with level C ( to be obtained)
– Police Vulnerable Sectors Check  ( to be obtained during first 3 months)
– Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication skills with parents/ guardians, campers and staff
– Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of all cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity.
– Physically capable of working in all weather conditions, carrying a backpack, carrying learning materials.
– Ability to walk for long periods on uneven terrain
– Understand play-based learning, outdoor learning and principles of risky play.

To apply please send resume and cover letter to hello@torontonatureschool.ca and include how you heard about the position. 

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