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Helpful (1)

High Expectations for Very Low Pay

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The teacher to student ratio is good.

Cons

No school janitors!! The teachers are expected to not only wrangle the babies all day (to include switching babies to different classrooms to stay in ratio) they are also expected to do extensive lesson plans, AND display lesson plans on the classroom walls every week, AND sanitize the classrooms everyday after ther shift. The cleaning includes bleaching the toys and every surface, washing babies cups (if the parents demand one stays at the school), vacuuming, and moping. Let me go into the cup cleaning....To keep them sanitized in this germ ridden environment the teacher has to go to the kitchen and do a 3 step process to sanitize the cup or cups. RIDICULOUS. Not that the kids don't deserve clean cups, but the teachers should not have to do this job. They expect an enormous amount of work for extremely little pay. I have a BA and an MA with experience teaching children 3 and up...however since I had no degree specifically in early childhood ed my pay was 8.75. I took the job only to fill the gap while searching for a real career job with a salary...which thank god I found shortly after starting. Also, I fell sick 6 times while working all of 2 1/2 months there....my doctor bills were more than I got paid. I will never subject my kids to such a daycare environment.

Advice to Management

Fix all the problems above. It would help if the corporation actually paid the teachers what they are worth since without them they wouldn't have anything. The manager of each location gets paid roughly 50-60,000......and the teachers are hourly and more often than not ...under $10 and hour.

Other Employee Reviews for La Petite Academy

  1. Helpful (1)

    You can probably do better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Edmond, OK
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Edmond, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the kids the young people i worked with some of the parents

    Cons

    managment pay level of professionalism respect of the company for employees

    Advice to Management

    I loved my kids and I was a kind and thoughtfull caregiver but I never felt valued by managment. The general attitude was adversarial with managment assuming that we needed to be watched to make sure we behaved. Alot of this possibly stemmed from their hiring so many "teachers" who were barely more than childeren themselves.


  2. Good College Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Two's Teacher in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Two's Teacher in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and great children

    Cons

    doesn't pay well and expected to do-it-all

    Advice to Management

    Give annual raises


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