Casual Pre-Primary Relief Workers


South Shore Regional Centre for Education

The South Shore Regional Centre for Education (SSRCE) practices the culturally responsive pedagogy approach in providing an inclusive, diverse, equitable, safe and healthy education that supports learning and success both personally and academically to the 59,000 residents of Lunenburg and Queens Counties, an area of 5,250 square kilometres and a total of 23 schools.

Regional Centres for Education have Employment Equity Policies and/or processes and we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups, particularly people of African Nova Scotian, African Canadian and African ancestry and Mi’kmaw/Indigenous ancestry. Please ensure that you complete the self-identification portion on the position application.



The Casual Relief Staff for the Pre-primary Program will work with the Lead Early Childhood Educator (LECE) and the Support Early Childhood Educator (SECE) within the Pre-primary Program Team to ensure a positive, supportive and secure environment for young children attending the Pre-primary Program. Experience working with pre-school aged children is required.


Casual Relief staff will be oriented in the expectations and routines of the program by the ECE’s in the program and work with staff to foster an engaging learning environment, one in which children are encouraged to explore and create new knowledge through their experiences and social interactions with others.


Casual Relief Staff will be provided with a copy of Pre-primary’s positive behaviour guidance handbook and are encouraged to speak with ECE’s in the program to determine how best to approach difficult situations should they arise. Staff are expected to ask for support for appropriate behaviour guidance strategies for young children and eventually implement them as they are outlined in our Pre Primary Program’s policies and procedures.



Duties include:

  • Engaging with the children in the program as they play (both indoors and outdoors)
  • Assisting with bussing routines
  • Providing coverage for educators during break times
  • Assisting with cleaning toys and supplies.
  • Assisting with cleaning high touch surfaces(chairs, tables),
  • Filling in the checklist as things are cleaned.
  • Assisting with covid related regulations for organizing materials
  • Preparing and serving snacks.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Experience working with pre-school aged children is required.


Casual Relief staff report to the Facilitator of the Pre-primary Program and work up to 7 hours per day and make $16.18/hr.



The South Shore Regional Centre for Education requires all newly hired employees to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record / Vulnerable Sector Check and a Nova Scotia Child Abuse Register Check. We will accept checks completed within the last 3 months. 


Regional Office based positions require travel and candidates may be required to provide a valid driver's license.  Some school based positions also require travel and candidates may be required to provide a valid driver's license.


Thank you for your interest in the South Shore Regional Centre for Education, however, only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.