Childcare Network Reviews

Updated August 16, 2015
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  1. Stellar company

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - District Manager in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Childcare Network full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    We are here for the families and children. We truly believe in the importance of education at an early age and Conscious Discipline. This is a phenomenal company and the bar is set so high. I am honored to wok here.

    Cons

    The only con is the medical benefits. I do understand the reasoning behind why we have them, but it is a con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working for the education of the children. Keep training, appreciating, and thanking your employees.


  2. Reality of a daycare job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher of Toddlers
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher of Toddlers
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Childcare Network full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love my children! That's the best part of working at a daycare is caring and creating a relationship with each child and their parents.

    Cons

    Childcare network took over the daycare I originally worked for. They have no knowledge about children and neither does the owner of the company. We now wear aprons, and white collared shirts. I mean really? White shirts around children, and why aprons? We aren't cooks! There's not even pockets on the aprons and we have magnetic name tags the kids pull off easily! We can't wear jackets in the winter because they think we will sneak our phones in them, but we can order their "winter" apparel for work... It also doesn't help management doesn't know what is going on and I got to go to an almost 3 hour meeting I didn't get paid for to hear "I don't know" about every question asked to the new company! Benefits suck, you have to pay thosaunds of dollars before getting healthcare. Oh, no annual raises, you only get a raise when they want to give one! Also, I don't even have a set schedule anymore, I get to work early and close every single day while people who get there after me get to leave early. 75% of the staff is now leaving and new hires come in every day.

    Advice to Management

    Actually care about safety of the children, money is not everything. The employees can get away with doing unruly things to the children (grabbing, not changing diapers, spanking, etc.), but get written up for having to go to the hospital and not reaching anybody, or having on 'too tight of jeans' or not wearing your apron. Communicate better with staff and parents. Tired of asking about the new company and my schedule and having no answers. Stick with schedules of employees, not that hard.. Don't tell us to come into work when we have a fever but you guys leave all the time. Fire people who hit the children and people who say "I hate being here" and complaign the children are "horrible" and hire people who want to be here. There's alot more I could say but I'd write a book by the time I'm done.


  3. Assistant teacher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Park, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forest Park, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Childcare Network full-time

    Pros

    I love the children and some of the other teachers. They will send to school for your CDA.

    Cons

    Manage is very rude. Some of the parents aren't that friendly either. You never know what time your going to get off work but they expect You be there on time. Children are always up front just hanging out and a select few teachers ride the clock and hangout up front as well. They are extremely unorganized and the employees don't do their job correctly. I'm surprised this location is even in business. I would have been fired for doing most of the stuff these teachers do at the last daycare I worked at. Oh and did I mention management is extremely rude....

    Advice to Management

    Treat all your employees with respect. Don't be so rude.


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  5. Really love what you do!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Encourage educational growth Great Teachers Strong parent and staff relationships

    Cons

    Pay is not equivalent to the standards they expect their teacher's credentials.


  6. Lead Pre-K Teacher

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Pre-k Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Pre-k Teacher
    Recommends

    I have been working at Childcare Network full-time

    Pros

    Positively influencing the children, the opportunity to teach without the pressure of standardized testing, caring and cooperative co-workers

    Cons

    Lesser benefits, lack of retirement plans, and lower pay than what's offered by state school systems

    Advice to Management

    Fight for benefits comparable to those of a school system for your degreed, high-achieving staff members as an incentive to retain those educators and not experience the constant high turnover rates


  7. Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Family oriented atmosphere, everyone works as a team.

    Cons

    Long hours, not all holidays are closed


  8. Working here is fun, and I learn something new everyday.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Childcare in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Childcare in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Childcare Network part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons of working here is, that I meet new people all the time, I spend time with a lot of children, and I love the attachment/bond that I have developed with the children.

    Cons

    The downsides of working here are rare, because the people that I work with are respectful, nice and have great potential and that's something I enjoy being around, its my motivation to reach my future goals.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is pretty much the same for anyone, and that is to trust yourself with the decisions you make, and that in order to receive respect you have to give it.


  9. Great company to work for. It is truly all about the children

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, most directors usually great with working with their employees, allowing them to bring new ideas to the table, as well as working with them to grow as teachers.

    Cons

    Cooperate doesn't visit the centers enough, leaving big picture things unattended too, such as playground equipment replacement ect. Doesn't pay a fair rate, seems almost impossible to get raises to employees that deserve them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an open mind to teachers or employees that have concerns. There is a lot of responsibility being director, but don't let all of the stress from that let you forget important issues or even ideas from being addressed. Listen to your staff. They aren't just worker bees, they need to be heard


  10. Very demanding

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Childcare Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere among co workers

    Cons

    This company does not take into consideration the different things that their employees go through. You do not receive sick pay until you work for a year. Working in child care you get sick often. it is also nearly impossible to get vacation time. Childcare network does not allow the employees off on most traditional holidays. For example; we do not receive good Friday or veterans day. we also don't get new years eve as well as Christmas eve.

    Advice to Management

    Try to work with your employees. Don't over work them. Make sure they are getting off work on time since you require them to be there on time. I understand that you are the working parents best friend but what about the employees.


  11. Just ok....

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    benefits...corporate. Children. Pay friendlyness

    Cons

    pay..hours.parents, gossipy staff work hours

    Advice to Management

    pay more.train, more details in training



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