Child Care Worker


Department:             Tsuut’ina Nation Daycare

Title:                            Child Care Worker

Reports To:                 Director


The teacher is responsible for the care and supervision of a small group of children.  The teacher is responsible for performing activities that ensure the health, safety, and progress of each child in the group.  The teacher is also responsible for training and scheduling playroom curriculum.



  • Planning of both long- and short-range lesson plans and activities in accordance with curriculum objectives, developmentally appropriate practices, and program philosophy
  • Prepare monthly plan charts as per child observations
  • Keep accident/incident reports in appropriate child records
  • Maintain anecdotal records in an orderly fashion for parents, supervisor, and professionals as requested, including daily observations and information about activities, meals service and medications administered
  • Keep all appropriate records such as miscellaneous records, medication records, attendance, and time sheets


  • Provide training and ongoing mentoring to new staff
  • Supervise assistants, aides, and volunteers in the playroom


  • Schedule playroom activities ensuring that adequate staffing levels are maintained at all times
  • Coordinate field trips
  • Arrange a playroom environment in accordance to license regulations, program goals, and philosophy
  • Encourage assistants or volunteers to contribute to curriculum weekly/monthly planning

Child Development and Care

  • Meet health, welfare and safety needs of all children enrolled in the Daycare Centre
  • Actively supervise children as required; observe and monitor children’s play activities
  • Protect children from physical and emotional harm
  • Meet the emotional, social, physical, and cognitive needs of each child in the program
  • Instruct children in health and personal habits such as eating, resting and toilet habits
  • Dress children and change diapers, as required
  • Read to children and teach them simple painting, drawing, handicrafts and songs
  • Organize and participate in recreational activities, such as games
  • Assist in preparing food for children and serve meals and refreshments to children
  • Regulate rest periods
  • Report any suspected abuse to Supervisor or Director
  • Organize and store toys and materials to ensure order in activity areas
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment
  • Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to parents’ or guardians’ attention

Equipment and Facilities

  • Maintain a safe environment
  • Check for physical hazards; report any existing and/or potential workplace hazards
  • Maintain and implement safety standards and protocols
  • Operate and maintain facilities
  • Coordinate facility, site and equipment repair and maintenance as instructed by the Executive Director
  • Monitor cleanliness and sanitation of all areas used by children
  • Sterilize bottles and prepare formulas, as assigned
  • Inspect and replace damaged or lost materials and toys

 Family and Community Relations

  • Respond to telephone and in-person inquiries in a friendly and professional manner
  • Support a family-friendly environment
  • Provides resources to families
  • Refer families to external resources as required
  • Maintain daily open communication with parents
  • Must maintain relationships with Director, parents, co-workers, supervisor(s), nurses, dieticians and any other people that come in contact with the daycare


  • Ensure all surface areas are cleaned as needed
  • Sanitize toys weekly
  • Wash blankets & bedding if soiled during the week

Other Duties

  • Attend in-service and staff meetings
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Meet all applicable licensing regulations at all times during operation
  • Participate in emergency drills
  • Additional duties as required


  • Minimum Level 1 in Child Development field or equivalent
  • Desire to work with children
  • First Aid*
  • Vulnerable sector check*
  • Read, understand, and sign manuals

* Required prior to start date


Please note that this organization adheres to Sections 1 – 9 of the Aboriginal Employee Preference Policy for selection and displacement.  Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be under a probationary period at the commencement of his or her employment.

Competition Opens: April 17, 2023  

Competition Closes: May 1, 2023 @ 12:00PM MT (No applications will be considered after this time)


Please apply in writing, including a resume to:       

TsuuT’ina Nation Human Resources Department

9911 Chiila Boulevard, Tsuu T’ina, Alberta T2W 6H6

OR Email:

Please reference in subject line: JOB TITLE & REF# or will NOT be opened

We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those chosen with the required qualifications will be contacted for an interview

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