I was the same, raised with no TV and had no idea who the Power Rangers were when my school friends talked about them... I really don't see that as a good enough reason to let my kids watch TV. Especially as their school has specific guidelines around what they prefer their students to have in terms of screen time.
I think if you aren't able to get your job done, then you need to speak to your director.
This thread has really made me feel grateful that my kids are at such an amazing centre.
Or maybe your centre just hides it very well. Or your child's teacher spends time on her weekend making sure everything is done, unpaid.
I don't set their wages.
I get an email with journals, photos, eat/sleep/toilet charts every day, the centre is always very clean and tidy, they don't look run ragged, or stressed out.
No, she doesn't, she comes to my house for playdates and catch ups with her kids. She studies in her own time, but that's it, she's said many times she won't touch work outside of work, it's her family/study time.
I get 3 hours programming every week where I do all my paper work. I also go to work early to get a few extra things done. If I'm prepared and organised then I don't have a problem.
Fleetwood- you sound like a great mum, but as an educator I cannot assume that all children have high quality parenting. All I can do is give my best care when I have those children. If they receive great education and care at home that's excellent, but if I slack off and chuck on the tv, what about the children who don't have excellent quality care at home. I certainly don't want them missing out on any play based learning opportunity.
Pretty surprised by people implying that because they get paid low wages it's ok to do an average job. Hope people like ambo's and nurses don't have the same philosophy!
I don't understand the "poor kids" comment at all. Why? I'm fine with TV at home. In fact I rely on it a lot! But I don't expect it at daycare. I certainly don't expect their to be active teaching all day! Far from it. I think play for the sake of play is very important.
I pay a shed load of money for my son to be looked after. And I don't mind as it's a really important job. I can't control what the centre pays their staff though, can I?
At my centre the teachers get time out of the rooms every day to do the folios and weekly planing which is put up on the wall each day. This is what should happen and I think it's awful if it doesn't happen elsewhere and the only thing the workers can do to get it done is to plonk the kids in front of the TV. As an employee I would be raising it, and as a parent I would be complaining to the Director.
I think we are getting off track, I don't think any centre is 'plonking kids in front of TV', as I said I'm happy with the small weekly amount of TV (which is usually a documentary) at our Childcare centre. OP I hope you have been able to get some help from this thread.
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