I loved it but I left after 7 years because of the awful pay, I walked into a job I had no experience/skills in and was earning $4 more an hour from the get go. There is a huge demand for child care workers given 180 leave a week due to low wages.
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30-06-2012 22:07 #11
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30-06-2012 22:08 #12
From what has been said, it sounds like it would suit me (except for b*tchy women aaahhh help!!!)
Just need to talk DH around I suppose.
Not that I need his permission, but you know, it would be great if he supported me 100%!
30-06-2012 22:09 #13
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30-06-2012 22:12 #14
180 a week leave? Wow that is terrible
What a shame that childcare workers are not paid what they are worth!
RE casual work in a CC setting. A few years ago, I ran a weekly after school program with primary aged kids in a childcare centre and don't think any of the staff ever even spoke to me! They were very rude. The kids were lovely though and I'd much rather talk to them anyway, but it was definitely awkward and it made me really dread going some days
30-06-2012 22:13 #15
30-06-2012 22:14 #16
Good luck to you Jez!
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30-06-2012 22:47 #17
I worked as a group leader in a CCC for 3-5 year olds. I only lasted 5 months, I hated it. The kids were feral, the paperwork and programming completely ridiculous (and none of it was implemented anyway; I used to spend my evenings and weekends doing paperwork related to fictional "observations", learning outcomes, and programming activites, and it was all for nothing), the director was a control freak who never had anything good to say about anything you did, and at least half of the other carers were cliquey, b*tchy and backstabbing. I found that far too much is expected of you and you are constantly sick and stressed, and the protocols and procedures you need to follow just make you want to scream sometimes.
And the pay is crapola, but I actually took a $3 p.h. pay cut to get the job that allowed me to quit childcare, that's how badly I wanted out.
Just my experience, but obviously I just wasn't suited to it. Plus the job was making me start to hate kids, which is really bad for someone who wants their own so badly. So I had to get out of there before I became 100% jaded.
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30-06-2012 22:51 #18
Thank you so much sariele for your comments. I'm sorry for your cr@ppy experience, but I really do appreciate a different point of view.
30-06-2012 23:05 #19
Just find a good centre with decent staff.. you will be working very closely with them and you have to get along or you'll end up miserable and the whole experience will be tainted.
01-07-2012 00:05 #20
If its possible maybe look at doing Family day care that way you can follow your passion for caring for and educating children, still be home for your own kids and set your own pay, hours and some of your own policies too
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