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Careers in Child Care with Umbrella Family

At Umbrella Family and Child Centres of Hamilton, our staff members are dedicated professionals who work as a team to provide children with high quality early learning and care. We hire individuals who possess not only requisite educational qualifications but who also demonstrate:

  • a passion for working with children and their families
  • a positive attitude
  • a respectful way of communicating with all individuals
  • a commitment to life-long learning
  • an understanding of child development from birth to 12 years


Umbrella Family and Child Centres of Hamilton has a range of employment and career opportunities within the field of childcare. Predominantly, we hire Registered Early Childhood Educators who work with children to develop a curriculum that will be interesting to all involved. Positions in our Before and After School programs are often filled by Early Childhood Educators, but we also welcome the education and experience of university students, or graduates of other programs relating to working with children (i.e. Recreation and Leisure, Child and Youth Worker, Social Service Worker, Educational Assistant) bring to our organization. Opportunities for part time and full time employment exist throughout the organization within the following capacities:

  • Casual/Supply
  • School Age (ECE and/or previous experience working with children)
  • Registered Early Childhood Educator
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Cook/Housekeeper
  • Program Leader (ECE required)
  • Supervisor (ECE required)


All employees within the organization receive a membership to Affiliated Services for Children and Youth (ASCY) and are encouraged to participate in workshops, seminars, networking and mentoring opportunities. Standard First Aid training (including CPR) takes place each spring for all staff members. All staff members must also complete WHMIS training on an annual basis.

Opportunities to join Umbrella Family and Child Centres occur most frequently in our Before and After School programs. We also recruit for our Casual/Supply employment list on an ongoing basis. Bookmark our site, check back regularly, and perhaps your career goals and our employment needs will meet, ‘under the Umbrella’. Opportunities for employment are posted on our site and will be advertised locally.

In compliance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodations are available to applicants to support them in all aspects of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. We thank all applicants but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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