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Kindercare Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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  • "Hard to maintain teachers due to low pay" (in 77 reviews)

  • "Children are shuffled around from room to room in order for certain staff to leave early" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "Best center ever"

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    • 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. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Newington, CT
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Newington, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The children make it so rewarding. You get to impact each child each day, and be apart of their growth for the future. The pay is above “typical” childcare, but let’s be honest, we’re not in it for the pay. The teachers and management are all friendly and it’s a positive atmosphere!

    Cons

    The expectations are high, but we are working with families children and teaching, so I do understand why.

    Advice to Management

    Stay positive!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Competetive environtment where kids don't come first"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Creating bonds with the children and their families, sometimes you as the teacher are the most stability they see in their day.

    Cons

    There is a culture of ratting on each other as teachers, making you always on edge. The government rations of child:adult are often pushed to their limits, even if it means mixing kids of conflicting age groups.

    Advice to Management

    Pay teachers more, and pay more attention. They are trapped in their classrooms due to regulations and need directors and break staff to be there for them when times get tough- not only when it is convenient for the relief staff.


  4. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Hoffman Estates, IL

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

    Pros

    The company overall are very understanding. I also enjoy working with the people I see everyday such as, families, co-workers, bosses, and district manager.

    Cons

    Overall the location I work at is pretty much drama free, but the second management notice the drama and tension they put it to an end ASAP. The only con would be the small drama and people minding their own business.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advise at this point!


  5. "Learned a lot"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Meeting new families and building a relationship with them!

    Cons

    Regional leaders are terrible, they care about the numbers not the kids, salary paid and you always work longer hours, the company doesn't have your back

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your Directors have to say , really listen and make changes.


  6. "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 full-time

    Pros

    I love the Benefits and working with children

    Cons

    Pay could be better

    Advice to Management

    Pay better but overall I enjoy my job


  7. "Ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time

    Pros

    Pays for education, federal holidays paid time off, benefits

    Cons

    No room for growth, center directors don’t listen, no guaranteed hours

  8. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kindercare part-time

    Pros

    Loved my co-teachers. Nice Families.

    Cons

    A chain childcare center. Loses a personal touch for families.


  9. "Working with Kids"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Life changing experience working with kids

    Cons

    Co workers and supervisor


  10. "Toddler teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love kids with a passion and they love me

    Cons

    There’s nothing that I don’t like at kinder care

    Advice to Management

    Continue being the nice and generous person you are thank you