FAQ

FAQ for Teachers

What is the job of a supply teacher?

Educare provides high quality child care and early learning in different child care centres around Toronto. As a supply teacher, you will be covering shifts for permanent teachers during the absences and vacations. We offer part time on-call supply teaching positions that fit within your schedule. We need you to be flexible to travel to different centres within your area and be flexible to work with different age groups (3 months – 12 years).

What are some of the responsibilities and duites of Educare supply teachers?

  • Working collaboratively with other teachers in child care programs at different child care centres in Toronto.
  • Provide supervision and guidance of daily activities, field trips etc.
  • Accept direction from regular child care staff.
  • Assist in maintaining records of children.
  • Build positive working relationships with teachers, support staff, parents and children.
  • Ensure that the classroom environment is a safe & effective place for all children to learn and grow by following all health & safety standards.
  • Assist with the organization and maintenance of the classroom including the cleaning and maintenance of supplies, toys and equipment.

What are the qualifications to work as an ECA supply teacher?

  • Previous experience assisting in early learning and care environments or working directly with children or relevant education
  • Enjoy being a team player and possess a passion for working with children
  • Demonstrate understanding of a licensed group care environment
  • Criminal reference check
  • Sensitivity and respect for individual and cultural differences
  • Adequate energy level and ability to meet the physical demands of the job
  • Early Childhood Assistant diploma from a recognized college or university or other equivalent educational qualifications is definitely an asset
  • Strong English skills (Reading, Writing, and Speaking)
  • An additional language would be an asset

What are the qualifications to work as an RECE supply teacher?

  • Registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Previous experience assisting in early learning and care environments or working directly with children or relevant education
  • Enjoy being a team player and possess a passion for working with children
  • Demonstrate understanding of a licensed group care environment
  • Criminal reference check
  • Sensitivity and respect for individual and cultural differences
  • Adequate energy level and ability to meet the physical demands of the job
  • Early Childhood Education diploma or degree
  • Strong English skills (Reading, Writing, and Speaking)
  • An additional language would be an asset

How should I apply for ECA supply teacher position?

You need to complete and email this form to career@educarestaffing.ca

How should I apply for RECE supply teacher position?

You need to complete and email this form to career@educarestaffing.ca

Can you guarantee my work hours?

Educare cannot guarantee a certain number of hours, as this is dependent on the needs of the clients, your availability, flexibility in terms of accepting assignments, and the quality of your work (since our clients might have their preferred list of employees). During the hiring process, your Educare Recruiter will note your preferences and availability and will make reasonable efforts to accommodate these. However, there may be periods during the week when there are no suitable assignments and you would not be working. The more flexibility you can show regarding your travel radius, the higher your chances will be of getting continuous assignments.

Can you accommodate my schedule?

One of the important advantages Educare offers is to successfully accommodate a variety of schedules. If you need to or want to work only part–time or intermittently or certain hours only, Educare will direct assignments to you that work within those constraints. You also need to realize, however, that if your restrictions are severe, it will reduce the likelihood of finding suitable assignments for you.

FAQ for Child Care Centres

What is the cost of using your services?

If you are interested to have our current rates, please complete and email this form to info@educarestaffing.ca or call us at (416) 732-0520.

How can I request a supply teacher?

In order to request a supply teacher, please complete and submit this form or call us at (416) 732-0520.

How can Educare help me save money?

Our hourly rates are all inclusive. You only pay for the hours that Educare teachers are at your centre. You usually use Educare supply teacher service to cover a shift. If you were to cover the shift yourself you would incur all of the following costs:

  • Hourly wage
  • Payroll taxes
  • Paid vacation, sick leaves and statutory holidays
  • WSIB
  • Payroll processing costs
  • Placing job ads to find qualified teachers
  • Performing all the steps required for the interview and hiring process

Would that be possible to put an Educare staff on my payroll?

Yes, this is one of the important advantages of using Educare services and we have a conversion plan which gives you this option. You can try Educare employees to find out whether they are the right fit to join your own team. After you find the perfect fit, you can contact us to find out more about the conversion process.

Will I be under any obligation to use your service if I sign a staffing agreement with Educare?

No, there is no obligation. Signing our staffing agreement does not commit you to using Educare services for any period of time. It just allows Educare to complete some necessary paperwork, without which Educare could not commence service. This helps us have all required paperwork in place so that we can respond immediately any shift request that you might have in the future.

How can I submit a feedback for an Educare supply teacher?

In order to submit a feedback for any shift that was covered through Educare, please complete and email this form to orders@educarestaffing.ca