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Childcare Network Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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  • Long hours and low pay for admin--must truly love kids to stick with it (in 15 reviews)

  • There are no cons with this company (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "NC PreK teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Childcare Network full-time

    Pros

    Kids are great and the work is rewarding.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the amount of work and education.


  2. "Asst Director"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Childcare Network full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love working for the company and the teachers are great

    Cons

    Do get the supplies we need. Haven't got a raise in years. To much work and requirements and no pay.

    Advice to Management

    The company makes plenty of money. They should look into who is doing there job and pay a little more or also give the Asst Directors a bonus like the Directors ! We play a big part in the budget!

  3. "Assistant Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Childcare Network full-time

    Pros

    Enjoy free trainings and working with children!

    Cons

    Horrible staff management during my time there.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "center employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Childcare Network full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working first hand with all the families and staff!
    Having an amazing boss and co workers is why I am still here!

    Cons

    Pay is low and not a lot of appreciation is showed to the directors and teachers. We are the company inside the schools and no appreciation is showed!

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and upper management show more appreciation to the staff inside the schools. Its because of our hard work, love, sweat and dedication that this is all possible, inside the centers is where it all starts and we are less appreciated and way under payed! I understand not starting off with high pay, but when you are dedicated year after year pay should increase yearly. More Incentive's, and I mean real incentive's. We cannot even have good Christmas parties ($10 per employee, Privately, small owned bushiness do better then that) or appreciation without paying out of our own pockets but the corporate office can rent big rooms at the Marriott to show appreciation. I understand it takes us all to make this company successful but, without us in the schools loving, caring and keeping these parents and children safe and happy there is NO Childcare Network, we make this company and we are treated so unfairly! We have some amazing people in our chain and upper management but, Childcare Network is by far one of the wealthiest, greediest companies ever. At Childcare Network we can do better, because when it comes to childcare we are the BEST!! How do you not expect a turn around in staff all the time when you do not require yearly raises because then the director will be shorted money and stress even harder because of the amount of money you all require each school to profit! Also Scott Cotter is amazing, never been anything but professional, nice, kind and genuine, we just have to respect and treat our directors and teachers better! I mean can all of you upper management do what we do in the schools day in and day out? With very little pay and insurance not worth having? Without us there is no you, appreciate us all more!


  5. "Best Review Ever"

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    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great networking within company
    Childcare Network is willing to help pay for extra college classes
    Opportunity to move to other positions in company is available

    Cons

    The pay is low across the board for my area.
    As a director, the hours required keep your from your family daily.

    Advice to Management

    An increase in pay would get better results from teachers in the classroom.
    Positive involvement from DMs would be a plus for new employees.


  6. "Childcare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Childcare Network part-time

    Pros

    Working and playing with kids

    Cons

    Pay not the best per hour

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


  7. "Adventurous & Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Lead Toddler Teacher in Valdosta, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Toddler Teacher in Valdosta, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Awesome director & co-workers
    Everyday is different & adventurous
    Making a positive impact in the lives of little humans
    Free training sessions

    Cons

    No television or computers in the room so the kids can watch educational shows
    Same menu every week

    Advice to Management

    Offer higher starting pay or offer raises
    Update playground
    Offer more benefits or increase tuition assistance amount

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Job, Low Pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Childcare Network (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The children were great and very loving..

    Cons

    As a college senior majoring in Education I was only offered $9.00.

    Advice to Management

    Working with children from a curriculum is a lot and the workers deserve better pay.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly good but left with a bad taste!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director
    Former Employee - Assistant Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Childcare Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best times of my life happened while I worked at CNI and I felt like I made a difference in the lives of children and their families. I like that there are policies and procedures that SHOULD be followed by all. Both schools that I worked at were well maintained and clean. Materials were always in abundance.

    Cons

    -Little to no training. (Which shouldn't happen.)
    -The food is appalling.
    -The bottom line was always money (its a for profit company so its to be expected).
    -My District Manager was unprofessional, disrespectful, entitled, verbally abusive, and nasty. (I could have kept a HR person VERY busy with complaints but my job was threatened.)
    -There is a HUGE breakdown between the corporate ideals and school implementation.
    -If you expect to employ highly qualified teachers then you need to PAY accordingly.
    -I am a grown-up and can dress myself. The uniform is ridiculous. (The apron is just stupid. Kind of on the same line with the previous post. No one with an advanced degree is gonna wear that uniform.)
    -Favoritism
    -During a video conference around a patriotic holiday, a corporate employee played the song "Bombs Over Baghdad".

    -THE CURRICULUM IS THE BIGGEST JOKE OF ALL! Again, if you expect to employ highly qualified teachers, let them write their own curriculum!

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to your employees.
    -Stop letting people create positions inside corporate just so they can keep a job.
    -Create a better system for HR problems. (I complained about something once and my DM was called directly, given my name and problem and that was the first -of many- times my job was threatened.)
    -Get back to basics. You are in a great position to make a difference in the lives of children and their families. But theres a HUGE breakdown.


  10. "Good for gaining experience for working with kids"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Staff is supportive, management will work with you.

    Cons

    There is a high turnover rate. You may end up being a floater.

    Childcare Network Response

    Dec 2, 2016 – Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for your feedback. I am glad that you feel supported by the staff and that your management worked with you. We are actively focused on steps to reduce attrition and appreciate your patience as... More


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