PLASP Child Care Services
Happiness score is 84 out of 100
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About the company

  • Founded
    1975
  • Company size
    1,001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    $5m to $30m (CAD)
  • Industry
    Preschools & Child Care Services
  • Headquarters
    Mississauga
  • Link
    PLASP Child Care Services website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 130 reviews and is evolving.

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Reviews

Special Needs Support Worker in Toronto, ON
on 7 June 2022
Certain collegues were toxic, many were wonderful
Overall, I enjoyed my experience working for PLASP. Kids were very tiring on days but it’s a part of the job. Main thing was to have fun and provide leadership and guidance to children.
Assistant Director in Mississauga, ON
on 1 June 2022
Not what it used to be
When I began at this company, it was very family oriented and I felt supported by my superiors and given many opportunities to grow. Upper management has changed drastically in the last year and has created a stressful and toxic work environment. We are expected to be readily available from 7 in the morning to 6 pm while only getting paid part time hours. I’ve gotten many last minute calls to cover a different location and you are not allowed to say no. We are given very little resources to create a quality learning environment. Due to the lack of staff, there is zero consistency for children and families. Head office is very rude to staff and HR has made it very clear that we are nothing but bodies and don’t care about our well being.
Program Supervisor in Peel, ON
on 25 April 2022
Use to be fun but not anymore
Plasp use to be a fun place to work a few years ago. With several new upper management coming on board, I have experienced changes that have increased my stress level. Not only do they make changes that directly affect staff and by extention our families, they make these changes without even asking us for our opinion or input. Vacation time is one such thing. We are now "forced" to take vacation when they close the centers. Vacation in the summer very expensive, and our lives aren't centered around the times that they have forced us to be off work. Totally unfair to us.I have worked for larger companies that do not do this so I don't understand why we cannot take time off throughout the year. This job is stressful and in between time off is essential for our mental health and sick days aren't always enough to cover mental health days.Additionally, we have no voice. It's a take it or leave it situation which is one reason why the turnover rate is so high now. You can't ignore the people who you rely on to show up daily. I loved worked here in the beginning but no so much anymore. Upper management have no idea what it is like being in the rooms with the kids so I guess they don't feel our pain.Scope for advancement is very difficult too. On the plus side, there are some awesome staff and kids at this company who make going into work worthwhile.
Program Director in Brampton, ON
on 4 April 2022
A good workplace but a lot of paper work
Other than too much paperwork everyday, everything else was great at Plasp. The hours you get are not a lot, it is basically a part time job with good pay. Almost 5 hours everyday, which kinda sucked because you whole day gets wasted when you go to the program for 2 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon.
Program Supervisor (Supply staff) in Mississauga, ON
on 28 February 2022
Good organization to start work
I enjoy my work. Going to different schools give me the opportunity to learn a different style of teaching and handling the challenging behavior of kids. Sometimes it’s stressing me also because I have to pick the job from the system every day and I couldn't find a school nearby & have to travel to a far location. School staff and Office staff are very cooperative, helpful, and understanding.Handling the challenging behavior of kids along with their challenging parents is also you can say art and this you cannot learn until you experience it. I have gone through this experience. It was hard but with the support of my area manager and colleague, I was able to establish control over the situation.In any job the main character is the management, if you have all the confidence and support of management you can fulfill your all organizational duties and responsibilities. I feel I am with good organization.

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Interview insights

Insights from 97 Indeed users who have interviewed with PLASP Child Care Services within the last 5 years.

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Process takes about a day or two

Interview questions

How to encourage children with small or large group time

Shared on 17 July 2019

Asking about the four foundations of learning, why you want to work with children, which age group you prefer, your experience, your education, they ask you situational questions like "how would you handle..." (either a parent complaint or a behavioural child, or arguements between children). They also may ask you about the 6 steps to conflict resolution. Depending on the Area Manager interviewing you, they may ask for an example of an activity you could do with a certain age group.

Shared on 24 October 2018

"Do you like kids?" "where you a PLASP kid when you were younger?" "What would you want to be in the future?" "Do you like playing with older or younger kids?"

Shared on 24 June 2018

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