Team Leader

Website Acorn Family Place

Job ID 7341
Job Category



Acorn Family Place Playroom (formerly Wolseley Family Place) is seeking an experienced ECEII for a leadership role within our licensed multi-aged nursery school.  The Playroom offers occasional care for 18 children from infant to school-age on a drop-in basis.  The successful candidate must be a positive and caring individual with strong leadership, problem-solving and mentoring skills.  We are looking for an individual who works well in a team setting and can help promote and foster the goals and philosophy of our child-centered, play and attachment based centre.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to use their leadership and planning skills to guide staff in program development, implementation and staff mentorship.  Time on the floor will be spent engaging and collaborating with children as they explore, solve problems, create and learn.

Acorn Family Place offers competitive wages, benefits, pension plan, 3 weeks vacation, and professional development opportunities.   Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30.

Eligible Candidates

The ideal candidate will have:

  • ECEII classification as issued by Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care
  • Current First Aid and CPR (level "C") certificate
    Minimum of three years of experience working in a licensed childcare facility
  • Leadership skills and experience and be able to support a team of 3-4 staff
  • Experience working with infant, preschool and school-aged children
  • Strong knowledge of emergent curriculum and child development; able to educate staff about fundamental practices
  • Experience in developing and implementing early childhood curriculum and day-to-day activity plans
  • Knowledge of Best Practices and Licensing Regulations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to engage and respond to family/children's needs and/or concerns; ability to provide written reports and documentation
  • Professional leadership style: lead by example, ability to coach, to make and follow through on decisions, give direction, resolve conflict, give and receive feedback
  • Collaborative approach – comfortable working as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Cultural competence – experience working respectfully with diverse populations
  • A strengths-based, non-judgmental approach to supporting families
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook.  Working knowledge of technology tools and web based programs

The successful candidate will be subject to a Criminal Record Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check.

Application Deadline December 1st, 2022
Contact Information

Please email a cover letter and resume to Nadine MacKenzie at

Wolseley Family Place strives to employ a staff team that is inclusive and reflective of the population that we serve.  We welcome applications from Indigenous and newcomer applicants, and encourage you to self-identify in your application.

We thank you for your interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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