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Kindercare Reviews

Updated August 14, 2018
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  • "Hard to maintain teachers due to low pay" (in 72 reviews)

  • "Children are shuffled around from room to room in order for certain staff to leave early" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Best center ever"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teaching at kindercare is one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. I’ve worked at other child care centers before and nothing compares to this place. It’s amazing.

    Cons

    There are no cons here

    Advice to Management

    managment works with you.


  2. "Assistant Teacher"

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

    I have been working at Kindercare part-time

    Pros

    fun working environment, good management

    Cons

    Unable to ever take a day off

  3. "Lead teacher"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in State College, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kindercare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Children were great to work with

    Cons

    Management never listened to staff

    Advice to Management

    Value members


  4. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Love the children
    Love the staff

    Cons

    Doesn’t appreciate their employees


  5. "Great kids, poor facility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kindercare part-time

    Pros

    National chain...ability to relocate. The enrichment program is well-designed and could be a winner if properly prioritized.

    Cons

    Management is completely top-down...no gathering of ideas or insights from front line workers.

    Advice to Management

    Get into the classrooms & watch, and listen. Only then will you invest wisely.


  6. "Would not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good "foot in the door" job.

    Cons

    Poor management
    Pay not commensurate with job duties

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding. More and better communication with employees.


  7. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and caring staff. The staff is professional and very loving.

    Cons

    Nothing. I would recommend this job and Center to anyone interested.

    Advice to Management

    You have a loving and wonderful staff.

  8. "Lack of commitment to quality by corporate"

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    Current Employee - Toddler Teacher in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Toddler Teacher in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent team of teachers in my center. Great families.

    Cons

    Commitment to providing the best quality care and education fails to exist in positions outside of the classroom.

    Advice to Management

    Teachers need scheduled, paid planning time to provide the quality of care advertised to families. Allow for consistency of care for the children by not cutting teachers’ hours. Labor hours determined by software and algorithms do not accurately represent the needs of the center or the classroom. Provide teachers with incentive for commitment. You give minimal raises despite excellent engagement scores. You’re behind the curve when it comes to curriculum development, documentation and assessment. Ditch the prewritten, theme-based, seasonal curriculum and encourage teachers to develop emergent, skill-based curriculum. Utilize tools like TSG that uphold industry standards regardless of the cost. Invest in teacher satisfaction to create an environment full of educators that are passionate and motivated.


  9. "I love my job!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The families and coworkers are great! Everybody gets along with each other and works as a team! And Best of all, management is great! That’s not something that you can say about a lot of employers but here, it is true. Not only is Ms. Christine and Ms. Katy nice... they are funny, lighthearted, and silly, all while staying professional. They listen and try to meet the needs of the teachers. knowing that you are valued really goes along way.

    Cons

    I don’t know… Poopy diapers?

    Advice to Management

    They say people don’t quit their jobs, they quit their boss. I’ve worked in centers that have a revolving door of teachers. It’s not like that here… That really says something for the management team.


  10. "Great Work Place"

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    Current Employee - Center Director in Deer Park, TX
    Current Employee - Center Director in Deer Park, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work environment. Wonderful benefits! My district leader is amazing and has real expectations. Super supportive! Love working here!

    Cons

    Update Technology In Classroom and Office

    Advice to Management

    Visit us more often.


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