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Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    All about Profit!

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    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher
    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher

    I worked at Childcare Network part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a job. that's all

    Cons

    Teachers are unqualified, leaving you to do more work. Your hours get cut when they can. Teacher is expected to have MAX number of children at all times--the profit is the company's highest priority. So whatever the max ratio is, that is what the teacher will get, not less. Not enough activities and toys for children. They do not care about learning and a good atmosphere. It is about getting the parents to pay, keeping them, sending them home and hoping you don't get sued. It is minimum wage--the employee handbook specifies that employees can only get raises on an annual basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Other day cares care about their children, not just the profit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    SOMEONE NEEDS TO CHECK ON THIS CENTER

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Garner, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Garner, NC

    I worked at Childcare Network full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    children are the only good thing!

    Cons

    mean, belligerent, just not a nice person and that is the DIRECTOR!
    when they took over all the original staff was treated so badly they left.
    Many parents voiced opinions and were told there's the door...many daycare's in Garner to choose from.
    Go through teachers like mad! 7 toddler/waddler teachers in a MONTH!
    Children are numbers to most of the staff and definitely the front office.
    Pay is minimal too...go by "paper" certification not longevity. Did not keep word from the buyout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to really look into this center and NOT go my the directors "account of what is happening". Teachers are NOT just numbers.We are there to help and educate the young minds of children...can't do that if they get rid of the good ones and the ones left are looking for new jobs! Very racist as well: all the white teachers were gone within 3 months!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Former Teacher, Very Displeased

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    Former Employee - Assistant
    Former Employee - Assistant

    I worked at Childcare Network full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    working with kids; isn't that why anyone would want to work in childcare?

    Cons

    teachers not respected by management
    many teachers allowed to get away with breaking rules
    new teachers are lucky if they last; they either get let go or they get run off by rude and downright mean coworkers and directors
    low pay, no real opportunities for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be patient with newer teachers and train them
    don't believe gossip from disgruntled favorites who've worked there a long time
    understand that teachers have family and life issues and need time off, etc.
    check more often to see what's really going on with teachers and kids. How are the long term teachers getting away with being so hateful and the perfectly decent teachers are getting bad evaluations?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Save yourself the trouble.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher

    I have been working at Childcare Network full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to work with kids.

    Cons

    -Lousy co-workers
    -Management takes no action
    -Pay is minimal
    -No extra compensation earned from overtime
    -No loyalty to employees
    -Hours are cut regularly
    -Put money before children
    -Teachers that hate children

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually try to do a decent job taking care of your employees and the children, instead of shrugging it off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Beware

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Childcare Network full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with the children and parents. Health benefits were decent.

    Cons

    Management. Pay. District Manager was/is racists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest for corporate to listen to their employees that work at the bottom of the chain. The people they hire don't always do what they are suppose to do. The teachers are not lying when they something is going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Made me hate my job :/

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Childcare Network part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    weekends off... sometimes, was able to work with children on a daily basis, easy clock in procedure

    Cons

    no flexibility, poor management, only 15 minutes to clean and close at the end of the night, existing employees wouldnt speak to new workers, no communication, screaming and yelling often, child to teacher ratio very high, i had 20 kids by myself, low pay, babies always crying, staff in trouble for things they were never notified of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate with staff without yelling, provide tour of facility at time of interview or hire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Quick burnout and lack of support from management.

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Childcare Network full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you enjoy working with children, you get to work with children and teach a good curriculum, some paid holidays.

    Cons

    Low wages, very little vacation or sick time, lousy benefits, difficult and often unpredictable schedules, lack of support from management, disrespectful management, lack of promotion possibilities, no respect for family/life balance, they hire people who don't actually like kids and the work is just a job to them, which drags down the good teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your teachers like professionals and not just bodies filling a position. Respect your employees' home lives and don't throw a fit when they ask for a day off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    worked for 10+ years ,couldn't count on corp.to treat me as I should have been,no respect.VP hired DM's who did trust me

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Childcare Network full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I liked my coworkers and respected my director because she made my work worth while and educational.

    Cons

    We did not have good benefits, limited vacation time( could only grow to 3 weeks a year even after 10 years.) Freeze on raises for 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was employed for 10+ years and in my 10th year our director died from cancer and no corporate personnel came to the memorial service. They awarded her an award, after she died but the new director who they hired( not a prior CNI employee,) was the person who received that award and she never had met our director and friend who died. I think corp. should have had a representative who knew her and loved her there to receive the award.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management want employees to come to work sick, exposing the children

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Conyers, GA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Conyers, GA

    I worked at Childcare Network full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I was hired the next week after my credentials checked out

    Cons

    I was not allowed to call in sick or I would loose my job. I was on 90 day probation and was threatened that I would be fired if I called in sick. So I went to work sick, made a mistake and was discharged. Either way I would have been fired for calling in sick. Management wants employees to come in to work around children, even if they have cough, fever, congestion and diarrhea

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to allow employees to call off if they are sick. Children and parents should not be exposed to staff that are sick and contagious. Management said she has never called off even when she had diarrhea in her car, but she didn't care about the children because she knew she was sick and exposed herself to the children. That is not good managment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    i was able to complete various training hours

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Childcare Network

    Pros

    children are precious; they have good benefits

    Cons

    overworked and underpaid; no advancement in daycare setting

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