EARLY CHILDHOOD SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) – St. Albert – 25 November 2017
If not for the low salary it would be nice working here.Working in a daycare is not an easy job because you have the responsibility to ensure the safety of all the children under your supervision thus company should also ensure the security of the teachers like compensate them well.
awesome workplace with lovely coworkers and kids!!
Early Childhood Assistant (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 31 October 2017
I loved my time at kidco!! Very busy environment so days go by fast. Great team that was very supportive and fun to be around. I learned so much from my coworkers and got to see children learn and grow. So rewarding and I was sad to leave.
Child Development Worker (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 October 2017
I really liked the facility as it was bright and spacious. The daycare was a previous Little Einsteins daycare and had been bought out by K&C and it had a great philosophy and culture. I also liked the families and the children, it was a blast working with such great and friendly families. The work involved long hours and there was no support from director who was barely present on site. Staff shortages were terrible and staff turn over awful, you just did not know who would come to work the next day. This made for a very hectic workplace that affected relations between staff. Staff did a great job, however, trying to keep the place going and take care of the children although they were never supported or appreciated. The stress level was extremely high and some workers chose to quit as the stress load was too much to handle.
I feel sorry for all the good workers who got discouraged and abandoned an otherwise rewarding career.
Great facility, great families.
Lacks organization, high staff turnover, low staff appreciation.
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We value all feedback as we use this information to make improvements at our company. We are sorry to hear about your concerns. We recognize that there were a number of changes implemented as the center transitioned. During this challenging time, it is especially important for our staff to feel supported and appreciated. We encourage employees to share any concerns with their Center Director or Human Resources. Should you have further concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Early Childhood Assistant (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 4 September 2017
Great place to gain experience in early career. Pay was low while I was there - $14.10 for RECEs. Easy advancement because of high turnover. Interesting families and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Management is okay.
Early Years Educator (Former Employee) – Langley, British Columbia Canada – 12 August 2017
I really enjoyed working at kids and company because I enjoyed the philosophy, I felt very welcome, staff and management were great. I loved my job and I loved working with the children. I never woke up and regretted coming to work.
Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your time at Kids & Company!
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Working by my self fidding around 90 kids do everything without help
Chef (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 9 June 2017
I love cooking and serving the kids, I learned a lot but for 6 months no help at all and no food warmer to keep the food for the kids and no dish washer and working by myself ,prep cook serve ,wash dishes do ordering and putting orders away .
We appreciate your feedback! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your time cooking and serving the children at our center. We’re sorry to hear you did not feel you had enough support in your role. At Kids & Company, we always encourage employees to share any concerns with their Supervisor or Human Resources in order for us to come up with a positive solution. Should you have any further comments or concerns, please feel free to reach our National HR Director at email@example.com.
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Fun work environment
Volunteered as Assistant Co-op preschool 3 Teacher (Former Employee) – 236 Wellington St E, Aurora, ON L4G 1J5 – 10 May 2017
A typical day co-op working with preschoolers. I learned respect, kindness, teamwork, working preschoolers and how to help them.management was great learned alot. Workplace fun environment. Hardest part making sure none of the preschoolers ate anything they werent supposed to eat. Working with preschoolers and seeing them happy.
Child Care Worker (Former Employee) – Evanston Manor, Calgary – 4 May 2017
Kids and Company Evanston Community Calgary has an excellent work culture and a very friendly environment. They respect cultural diversity and the director is a wonderful person. The staff have a great team spirit, they are reliable, dependable and trustworthy.The children and their families are excellent. they promote growth and welcome positive changes and contribution. They encourage employees development and actualization of their full potential.They promote hard work and are accomodating of new employees. I highly recommend them for any prospective employee.
Friendly environment and growth oriented work culture
establishing and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for children
Student Assistant (Former Employee) – Finch, ON – 3 May 2017
I've learned a lot from those working at Kids&Company about how to establish and maintain a safe and nurturing environment for the very young children. They all were passionate and enthusiastic about children and their learning experiences by providing safe and developmentally appropriate activities and taking their structural guidance into consideration when needed.
Fun work environment, if you have a great partner like me and great neighbours!!
Registered Early Childhood Educator (Current Employee) – 95 wellington street west, Toronto, Ontario – 25 November 2016
I've been working at Kids and Company for several years and have seen many changes. Communication is KEY when working with children. Try to stay positive and focused. Your day will go by quickly that way!
Somewhat good benefits
Salary, ratio (not enough help), paper work, short lunches and lack of toys/materials
Worker (Current Employee) – Calgary – 12 November 2016
Excellent management at Royaloak location for once in three years. Very honest director Not a double face like previous ones. It makes a big difference when your boss is honest. ThankGod for giving us new management.
Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with Kids &Company. We agree that our food is excellent and we have wonderful staff members on our team. Regarding your additional comments - we'd like to hear more about your experience and where you feel we may have let you down. We value our staff and maintaining positive employee relationships is extremely important to us. Our National HR Director would be happy to discuss this further with you. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org