Arbutus Grove Children’s Centre is operated by Goosey Gander Kindergarten Association, a not-for-profit organization and registered charity, with a long history of providing outstanding early learning programs to the Greater Victoria community. Our centre is a bright and engaging purpose-built preschool with a large, natural playground surrounded by urban forest.

We offer half day and full day preschool programs for 3 and 4 year olds and a small after school program for kindergarten and grade one children attending Frank Hobbs Elementary. Our educators facilitate stimulating and engaging experiences that nurture each child’s sense of wonder, curiosity, and innate desire to learn through play, exploration, discovery, and creative expression.

We seek a positive, reflective, Early Childhood Educator keen to join our team of educators at a centre where you will be valued for your commitment to child-centered learning, collaboration, innovation, and keen interest to engage children with nature.

You can be at the forefront of exciting changes that are coming to our centre in the near future. We are not only adding an expansion, but we are also starting a new nature program.


  • A B.C. License to Practise as an Early Childhood Educator

  • ECE Diploma or courses an asset

  • An acceptable Criminal Record Check

  • A First Aid Certificate that meets the requirements set out in the provincial Child Care Regulations

  • A doctor’s letter verifying applicant physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to work with children in a demanding environment

  • Ability to implement the principles and practices of the B.C. Early Learning Framework

  • Ability to work collaboratively and supportively with our team of educators

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, respectful relationships with the children, families, and staff members.

HOURS: 35-40 hours/week (This could be shared as two 5 hour postions: 8:00am - 1:00pm; 12:30pm-5:30pm)

SALARY: $18-$22/ hour depending on education and experience

BENEFITS: 3 weeks paid holidays (Winter and Spring Breaks); sick leave;a comprehensive extended benefit package; continuing education funding

START DATE: Immediately

To apply, please forward resume and 3 references to:



 Our Philosophy

Our Preschool Education Program is based on the belief in the innate ability of children to learn when provided with a stimulating and supportive environment.

We inspire creative and intellectual growth through play-oriented learning in a safe and nurturing preschool setting.

Our Centre

Arbutus Grove Children’s Centre has a long history of providing outstanding preschool programs to the Victoria community.

We previously operated as Goosey Gander Preschool for forty-six years before moving to our new 1.4 acre site in September, 2004.


Take a tour of our preschool with a gallery of our beautiful outdoor play area and our unique indoor themed class rooms.

Each area promotes discovery and learning through a variety of activities to let little imaginations grow and discover.



 In case of heavy snowfall or dangerous road conditions, we follow the guidelines of School District 61. If Frank Hobbs School is closed, we will be closed as well. The District will post information by 6:30 A.M. on the District Website at