So my son goes to daycare two days a week, I am trying to look for work (please don't judge me for my son being in daycare even though I don't yet work ). In the past I have worked in daycare (8 years ago mind you so I'd have to study again which is fine).
I am wondering if it's a good idea to potentially work in the same daycare center as my son (of course it depends if I CAN at this particilar center) obviously I wouldn't be in the same room as him, but that's ok.
Need advice please. Thanks
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05-06-2012 11:32 #1
Working in the same daycare as your child
05-06-2012 11:39 #2Senior Member
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I use to work in daycare before i had my son, there were quite a few ladies who worked at the centre who also had their children at the centre from what i saw it was hard on them if they had little ones as if we were out in the play yard their children would always be hanging off them and also if they were in seperate yards to their children the children would see them through the gate and would sometimes be screaming for their mother which made it hard on both the child and mother. Some ladies had preschool age children and they were fine as they were alot older so i guess it just depends on how your child would react seeing you but not being able to be with you most of the time. Oh and my centre were also against having the parent work in the same room as their child. Hope that helps
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05-06-2012 11:44 #3
I wouldn't. Personally, I know I would show preference to my boys, and I really can't stand seeing other children being bratty toward mine.
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05-06-2012 12:15 #4
I have been working in the same centre my children attend for a few years but not in the same room. It has been great in that if they are upset/ sick want a cuddle etc then you are there for them BUT it is also really hard because they muck up thinking they can get away with things and also dd is very clingy when we are outdoors together so it can be really hard to deal with. I am about to leave the centre and start at a new one and I am really worried how dd will be with me away from her.
05-06-2012 12:45 #5
I did, and still sometimes do. It meant I could do any shift and not have to work it in with drop off/pick up at another centre. As for playing favourites, I treat all children with love and respect, and if any of them hit or bite I react the same regardless because they all deserve a quick response if being harmed and they all need to learn how to behave appropriately and to not hurt others. My own included. It meant no actual break as mine was with me on breaks (non-sleeper, made everyone's lives easier) and it meant no toilet stops alone even at work, but if they needed someone on an extra day and another child was away they would put mine in as an extra for that day so I could work, and I also had first preference (single parent and worker at that centre) if another day came up.
05-06-2012 13:00 #6Senior Member
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My daycare mum has her baby in the other nursey. I think it would be really convenient.
05-06-2012 13:22 #7
Thanks for all the advice and different points of view.
18-06-2012 21:34 #8Senior Member
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I was told when I applied for my job that my son was not able to attend the centre. I wouldn't want to put him in my centre anyway, as the fees are very high and I don't think I would get a discount either.
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