Job Opportunities

Executive Director

Looking to join a team of enthusiastic Early Childhood professionals? Are you passionate about the education of young children? We are looking for a dedicated, creative,  hard-working Executive Director to lead our team into the future.

Rural Family Connections Inc. is a registered charity offering children’s services in the southern wards of the City of Ottawa. Under the RFC umbrella, we support the Metcalfe Co-operative Nursery School, the Metcalfe Home Child Care Agency and the Live and Learn EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

We are looking for an RECE in good standing with the college (or equivalent)and a current Standard First Aid Certificate. We require a clear Police Records Check with the Vulnerable Sector and at least 5 years supervisory experience in licensed child care. Working knowledge of “How Does Learning Happen?” is essential. Along with this experience, our candidate needs excellent verbal and written communication skills, solid organizational skills, strong leadership, critical thinking, able to focus on the details while seeing the bigger picture, experience with diverse populations and the co-operation skills needed to work with a team.

Does this interest you? We would love to hear from you. Please send an email with your resume and letter of interest in confidence to Only those offered an interview will be contacted. We will receive emails until March 27, 2020.

Licensed Home Childcare Providers

There are many advantages to working with us as a Licensed Home Childcare Provider. If you’ve been thinking about this, please download the Home Childcare Provider Handbook. This handbook includes our rates, as well as the key policies required for providers supported by a licensed agency. You can also call us or email us. We’d love to talk with you!

And Yes, if you are already providing childcare in your home, you can have your own client children as well as clients through Metcalfe Home Childcare! If you have any questions about the provider application or the process involved, please contact us.

Nursery School Supply Teachers

We run 2 main morning programs through Metcalfe Cooperative Nursery School; our Toddler program (18 months to 2 ½ years) and our Preschooler program (2 ½ to 4 ½ years). If you’re interested in being one of our Supply Teachers, please contact us.

Volunteer with Rural Family Connections!

We need volunteers to serve on our Board or to help with various events like our Golf Tournament, KinderCamp, Book Sale, Garage Sales, and our infamous Easter Bunny Breakfast. Contact us to get on our volunteer list!

Volunteer with our Board of Directors

Our board serves 4 key roles: Fundraising, Volunteer Coordination, Financial Oversight, and Marketing. We need dedicated community members who share our passion for our Mission and Vision to lead active committees serving these 4 roles. Experience in fundraising, finance, marketing, volunteer coordination, leadership, technology, and child development would be helpful to these roles.

Event Planning

Serve on a short-term committee to plan and deliver an event. Labour: Help us set up for and/or take down an event Transport: Most events require some short-distance transport. Talent! What’s your talent? Let us know and we’ll see how we can leverage it.