Child Care Staff Leader (Volt alkalmazott) – Massachusetts – 2019, április 22.
Working with children is a great joy of mine. I believe children are resilient and look forward to learning from adults. At the YMCA you are able to connect with children and create a safe and fun environment for them.
Child care educator (Volt alkalmazott) – Edmonton, AB – 2019, április 16.
Good employer Wonderful inclusive, fun culture, interesting work. Employees are expected to fundraise for the Strong Kids Campaign. Salaries are below average and not competitive, benefits are pretty good. Free use of fitness facilities is great!
Child care educator (Volt alkalmazott) – Holt ACT – 2019, április 16.
Ymca was one of the best childcare centers i have worked at the staff were well taken care of and trained to expectations. was well payed and the children's needs and supplies were always taken care of.
Childcare worker (Volt alkalmazott) – Gates, NY – 2019, április 15.
Childcare services/programs tolerable Management disorganized Learned CPR as well as many other applicable training Turnover rate high - employees not coming to work , shifts always needing to be covered Background checks / references for many employees not thoroughly conducted Policies not followed - example phone policy.
Free membership to ymca, great relationships with children and families.
Stepping stone or best for those just out of high school
Childcare Provider (Volt alkalmazott) – Anchorage, AK – 2019, április 3.
Background: I worked both at the childcare sites(before and after school program) and at the child watch (nursery) at the main location. Both job positions varied but there were many similarities.
Nepotism: Often the bosses hire their family members. If you're good friends with a boss or their family members you'll be treated better. Your friendship or relationship with your boss will impact your experience. The one good thing about this system is if you have a friend or family member who needs work, they will most likely get hired.
Lack of consistency:
The rules changed so often especially working at the main location, it can get frustrating. You are often informed a "policy" is no longer important. You will likely get told different rules by different staff. You'll have to use your discretion with the rules.
If you are hired for the child watch don't expect help. You won't likely get bathroom breaks, and you'll be watching 15+ children by yourself. The child watch is not licensed for a reason. Conditions aren't the best. Many toys aren't properly cleaned or are broken. Employees are often left to work shifts alone. This can also be the case at the childcare sites. It's supposed to be 10 kids for every 1 adult but, sometimes that doesn't happen. If you are a lead expect to constantly be calling for extra staff.
Stress and drama:
When licensing comes at the sites expect lots of stress and to not be prepared (unless you have an experienced Lead). If working at the main location expect to extremely busy most of the time. During events or busy days, youtöbb... can expect to have parents and children waiting outside the room.
At the main location, many of the employees would hook up with parents or other employees. Many other employees would have inappropriate conversations in front of children. Most of these individuals no longer work at the Y, fortunately.
At both the sites and the main location you'll work 4 to 5-hour shifts. At the sites, it's a split shift with 2 hours in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. If you are a lead expect to often work 2 to 3 extra hours at the main location doing office work. You'll also have training frequently which you'll receive extra hours for. During summer camp or winter camp you'll receive more hours when working at the sites. If you are a lead you'll also have monthly meetings at the main location.
Due to people constantly quitting there are opportunities to get more hours. But don't expect to get overtime because you won't. Even if you work more than 8 hours it's considered "volunteer time".This policy may have changed but, while I worked there that's how it was.
This varies from positions to position. Starting out at the main location and the sites you'll likely receive minimum wage or a little bit above. If you are a lead at the sites you could earn more.
If you are just out of high school this job could work for you. If you are an active person you'll likely enjoy doing summer camp or even working the sites. If you are in college the schedule could work. Expect to do a lot of physical activities, and outdoor activities. Working at the sites you might have a better experience. If I had to compare the two I'd recommend working at the sites. Despite the split schedule, it was an overall better experience.
If you are an older person or not in great shape, I wouldn't recommend working at the childcare sites. During summer camp you'll be expected to hike or if needed camp. If you work at the main location in childcare, it can very fast be paced. Working alone with 15+ children from ages 6 months to 10 is not easy, even in small time amounts.
If you are studying education or psychology working at the sites could be a good stepping stone. You will be exposed to very diverse populations, and various age ranges. You have the opportunity to do lesson plans or plan activities. If you are a lead you'll also learn excel and other office procedures. This job can also help your public speaking skills and your people skills.kevesebb
Membership, Extra Hours, Experience
Understaffed, Lack of Professionalism, No overtime
Child Care Counselor (Volt alkalmazott) – Suffolk, VA – 2019, április 3.
It was FUN working with the children and staff. However, it was nerve-racking at times and my supervisor micromanaged to the extreme. There wasn't really a hard part of the job just have to deal with minor inconveniences. The most enjoyable part of the job was spending time with the kids.
Child Care Worker (Volt alkalmazott) – Lebanon, PA – 2019, március 27.
I worked for the After school program and the management I had to deal with will go down as the worst I ever dealt with. There is literally no responsibility taken from anyone working for that program. My co workers were lazy and very mean to the children. My "boss" was only ever concerned about passing her inspection so you got the back lash of that too. I have never quit a job like I did this one. The stress was not worth the $10.... Turn over rate is ridiculous