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Work at Chelsea Forest School

Join Our Team as a Forest School Educator

Are you passionate about alternative education and love being outdoors? We're seeking enthusiastic educators to join our forest school team!

What We Offer:

  • A supportive and positive work environment

  • Small class sizes (6:1 student-teacher ratio)

  • Opportunity for professional growth and mentorship

  • Engaged parent community

  • Competitive salary with yearly increases

Position Details:

  • We are currently looking for a Forest School Educator as well as a 2x a week Assistant Educator  to Support Neurodivergent Children.

  • Location: Chelsea, Quebec (15-20 minutes from downtown Ottawa)

  • Hours: Part-time (15-30 hours/week)

  • Start Date: August 26, 2024

  • Salary: Starting at $22/hour (based on education and experience)


  • Experience working with young children, ideally outdoors

  • Enthusiasm for the outdoors in all weather conditions

  • First Aid and CPR certification (or willingness to obtain)

  • Clear criminal/vulnerable sector check

  • Bilingual in English and French

  • The Assistant Educator to Support Neurodivergent Children will require experience working with Children with Autism, Down's Syndrome, etc. The position requires the aide to work one on one to support their designated student in managing social situations, behaviour management, including intervening in crisis situations as needed, following routines, and generally integrating into the class. At times this may involve much one on one time
    whenever required by the student.


  • Forest School Practitioner's Certificate

  • Early Childhood Education Diploma or Teaching Degree

  • Understanding of child-led learning and risk-taking benefits

  • Familiarity with local flora and fauna

Let’s Work Together

Get in touch so we can start working together! Use the form below or get in touch with Jess at or Michelle at

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