Why Work With Us?

About Us

At Compass Early Learning and Care we believe that children are capable, competent and full of wonder, and that they deserve learning environments that honour them. Our culture demonstrates a value for democracy, reflective practice and a home-work life balance.

Compass ELC is an employer of Choice. We invest in our staff with diverse learning opportunities, strength-based and meaningful work and a total person compensation plan.

Total Person Compensation

Above-average base wages

Reduced child care expenses – 20% discount

Provincial wage enhancement

Annual RRSP contributions

Split Shift premiums

Perkopolis perk program that offers financial discounts towards travel, shopping, and more

Opportunities for growth

Opportunity to get involved in community events

Paid Personal Sick Time

Life Works Employee Assistance Program

Health and Benefits

(Permanent Full Time Staff)

Up to 6 weeks vacation based on years of service with the option to purchase an additional 4 weeks of vacation

Extensive benefit program – including Health, Dental, Paramedicals,

Life Insurance and Long Term Disability plus $150 HSA per year

Life Long Learning

Professional Development & networking opportunities –
up to 12 hours of paid PD per year

Apprenticeship sponsorships

Staff Accolades

“Orientation was an inspiring and energetic day filled with lots of stories, laughter, and a sense of belonging. I truly am excited to begin this journey with Compass and thrilled to grow professionally with you all. It was such a breath of fresh air to have such strong values and being able to show them as a whole company.” – Sabrina Hemeryck

“What struck me most about working at Compass Early Learning & Care is all of the laughter, joy, and passionate care that each and every staff member shows – toward children, families, and each other. Everyone seems interested in challenging their assumptions, being vulnerable, and exploring the world through wonder. It has been such a pleasure to be part of this team, and I have grown so much on a personal level!”

-Hanah McFarlane

At Compass I feel engaged by passionate & curious individuals that have a common goal to create real change in the way we look at child care today. We are empowered to use creative thinking and collaboration to make decisions that directly affect the organization and that makes me feel like a valued employee of Compass. 
Compass empowers me to succeed in both my professional life and personal life as a Mom!
– Ruth Read

The fabulous and reflective professional development opportunities that I have had the privilege to be part of, along with the fabulous and inspiring educators that I have had and continue to have the privilege to work with, are the reason I have stayed loyal to this organization for almost 28 years. I am grateful” – Dianne Traynor

Children have the uncanny ability to challenge and inspire in almost equal measure.  I am grateful for the opportunity to experience my days through the lens of their adventures.  
I humbly acquiesce to the fact that I have gained as much knowledge as I have imparted during my time at Compass.  Thank you to the families for sharing your amazing children with me. “
-Kirsty Mason

” I have been with Compass for 5 years now. When I was hired I was in the middle of deciding if I would finish my ECE after taking a leave to have my daughter. Compass brought back and re- inspired me about the amazing work we do with children every day. I stay because I know my voice and ideas are valued. I enjoy our culture, and that we have opportunities to come together and share across three regions. I also choose Compass for the supportive, and caring group of educators who are my colleagues. I wouldn’t know what to do without their support. “

“I feel very fortunate to have started with Compass in the past few months. They are very warm and welcoming.  During my transition, everything has been fantastic, and the room to grow with this company is awesome. All the support the educators receive is beautiful.  I am very excited to see what my future holds here. “