Summer Job: Early Childhood Assistant or RECE

EMPLOYER: Sentient HR Services


Looking for a rewarding summer job where you can make a difference in the lives of young children? Join our team as an Early Childhood Assistant (ECA)!

We are looking for passionate and dedicated individuals who love working with children to join our team this summer. 


  • Competitive pay structure
  • ** Monthly OC Transport Pass or gas card ** must work 10+ days, valid for the first three months of employment.
  • Company reward and recognition program – see our video
  • Flexible work environment and schedule
  • Numerous on-call job openings from which to choose
  • 2022 Employer of Excellence Winner – see our video


This role requires six months of previous experience in a childcare environment. It is an ideal position if you are looking for a flexible, supportive environment where you can choose your own schedule.

As a member of our supply staff, you will have access to numerous shifts and the ability to determine your own schedule!

Our staff deliver the highest quality care through adherence to safety regulations, cultivating positive learning opportunities and offering a nurturing environment that guides the children with warmth, patience and understanding.


Childcare Centre Support

  • Providing support to the childcare centre staff
  • Monitoring and supervising children
  • Adhering to policies, procedures and guidelines as mandated by the Ministry of Education

Providing Care

  • Providing a caring and safe environment
  • Providing fun, learning activities
  • Coordinating meals/snacks/sleep schedules

Service Excellence

  • Meeting shift times and schedules
  • Cultivating relationships with parents/teachers
  • Ensuring professionalism and decorum as a representative of Sentient


  • A minimum of six (6) months of experience in a childcare environment
  • A minimum of two (2) doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination
  • Knowledge of child development at various ages
  • Attention to detail and organization skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to commute within the Ottawa region
  • Clear Vulnerable Sector Police Check
  • First Aid and CPR-C
  • Education: High School Diploma

Sentient is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing accommodations in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process, we will work with you to meet your needs.

You can apply here:

START DATE: 05/29/2023

Let us know if you are interested in this position. Complete this short form and we will follow up with you promptly.