Careers


Do you like singing silly songs? Reading to children? Getting messy? Playing outside?
If so, Oak Lane Day Care might be the right place for you!

Oak Lane is a small, non-profit, Quaker preschool, located on the beautiful campus of Westtown School in West Chester, PA. Our students range from a few months old to 5 years old; we are a small center with four classrooms and less than 10 children in each class. For most positions, some experience in an early childhood or primary/elementary school setting along with coursework in early childhood education is preferred. At the end of the day, though, a lot of common sense, a little imagination, and a great sense of humor are essential!

Preschool Teacher, to start mid-January 2022.  Our eight preschool kiddos are an active bunch who enjoy school and love their teacher, who is having a baby! We take walks on our beautiful campus, create art projects, build complex Lego/block construction projects, and work as a team on floor puzzles as well as many other activities. Our curriculum evolves constantly, taking into account the children’s current interests and needs as well as the PA standards for pre-kindergarten and the values of Friends Education. While this is a full-time position, part-time hours may be considered.

Afternoon Assistant, to start January 2022. Our afternoon floater covers teachers’ lunch breaks during nap time and helps to close the center in the afternoon. Tasks include supervising both indoor and outdoor play, getting children ready for pick-up, and making sure the classrooms are ready for the next day. Joys include playing outside almost every afternoon, giggling with little kids over a silly game, and bringing your talents and creativity to our afternoon program. The hours are Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:30pm with a possibility of extra hours in the morning as needed.

Guest/Substitute Teacher for Winter 2022.  With a small team like ours, even a teacher’s quick dentist appointment might require coverage for a classroom. Sometimes, a teacher’s absence may be scheduled a week or more in advance, for a vacation or personal day. Other times, an unexpected event like car trouble or an illness might mean a last-minute request for help. If you have a flexible schedule, this position might be perfect for you!

Don’t see a posted position that’s perfect for you? Reach out anyway! We’d love to meet you.

For all posted positions, we are looking for someone who connects well with children, is flexible in attitude and body, and has physical stamina. The successful candidate will be able to work well with children, colleagues, and parents in our close-knit community. As part of our team, you will engage with our children with kindness and respect, and share the task of keeping our school clean, organized, and welcoming.

Physical demands of teaching at Oak Lane:
1. Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds and be able to get on a child’s level in order to maintain physical and visual contact with children.
2. Must be able to be outdoors for periods of up to one hour in temperatures ranging from 25 to 90 degrees.
3. Must be able to see and hear well enough to both supervise and interact with children.

Current clearances, two written references, online mandated reporter training, and in person CPR/First Aid certification are required upon hire.

We welcome your application! Please email your resume and a letter of interest to apply:  oaklane@oaklanedaycare.org

Oak Lane Day Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.