Volunteer (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 7 May 2018
I have never seen such a bad organization where employees are harassed and discriminated so much and people at top just ignore and treat them like anything they don't care. They don't care about anyone except for their salary. They feel like they are only made to be rich and no one else has a right to survive and live healthy and happy life. All the time they talk about how they can improve the life of children when they inside don't care about the life of employee. Its just like cleaning neighbours house before cleaning our own house.
Relief Special Needs Resource Staff (Former Employee) – Peel, ON – 14 March 2018
It's good for a part-time job. There is not a lot of advancement in the company. The meetings are redundant and they do not compensate for it. The management is not diverse enough to cater to the employees meaning that there is a certain amount of women in charge but lack the diversity of the communities it serves. Which is very problematic and this is what makes the company take a linear path to modern day practices.
Placement Student (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 March 2018
I worked here as a volunteer so did not receive a salary. I enjoyed playing sports with the kids during outside time. Environment was easy-going and geared towards healthy living (activities and snacks).
Program Supervisor (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 4 December 2017
The job is not they make it out to be. They expect staff to come in 30 min to hour early and not be compensated for it. They do not allow you to engage in art activities with the children. They do not allow you to sit for snack with the children and you feel like you are on egg shells. I was made to feel very uncomfortable and insecure. They do not pay well for non-profit company. They pay the same as a for profit company. YMCA pays $2 an hour more for same work and they actually let you engage fully with the children on all levels.
expected to volunteer extra hours, not allowed to engage with children
Program Supervisor (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 October 2017
A typical day would include taking attendance for all 15 kids you are responsible for. Bringing them to the washroom and ensuring everyone washed their hands. Then have the children serve themselves snack. After snack you engage the children in fun activities such as crafts and games, some children do homework during this time. Depending on the weather we bring them outside for about 30 minutes. By 6pm all children are gone and you mark them out accordingly.
Early Childhood Educator (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 25 September 2017
PLASP is by far the best place that I have worked in my five years in the childcare field. I have the best co-workers and an even better area manager. I love the culture and that everyone is treated as equal. Most importantly, everyone is supportive of each other. PLASP really looks out for its staff so that we can give 100% to the families we serve.
Supportive Staff/Managers, lots of advancement and room for growth, Pay is good once trainings are completed
Trainings are unpaid and the lack of flexibility to get time off outside of school breaks
Program Director (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 23 September 2017
Working with children balances my day.The children have lots of potential and seeing them fullfill their goals is the best part of my job. This opportunity has opened up other doors and makes me feel satisfied with life.
Productive and life learning in advancing education
Special Needs Support Staff (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 11 September 2017
Supporting children with exceptionalities from the ages of two to twelve: Worked 7:15am to 6pm Provided individual educational plans Provided help to staff and families Provided basic sign language to children who are non-verbal Followed rules and regulations of PLASP Childcare services Provided picture communication books to children who are non-verbal
benefits, workshops, support from inclusion manager
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 10 September 2017
everyone was very friendly and just walking into the school would put a smile on your face with how happy everyone was always. Everyone was so nice and they would always have a smile on their face, students would talk to their teachers and principals in the hallways just to say hey or go into the office to say hi. such a friendly school.
Director (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 15 August 2017
Working before and after school programs offered flexible hours. The freedom to create events and activities for the children was the best part of the job! Although there was a lot of administrative work asked on by management, having the hours in between offered time to work on them. Overall it was a wonderful work experience!
Program Director (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 9 July 2017
Plasp is a world class childcare provider for over 40 years now. They believe in life long learners and provide opportunities to continue growing. I spend my work time with children in a school setting providing before and after care. It is a fun environment but demands dedication and flexibility.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 19 May 2017
helped take care of kids younger then me and made them breakfast or snacks or lunches depending on when the child would be at plasp. I would stay until after 6:00 pm because some parents took longer then expected but it was a great experience.
Student Placement (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 8 May 2017
My role at PLASP was a Student on Placement. So therefore I wasn't getting paid and it was a temporary position. However, I definitely enjoyed working there. The workplace environment was welcoming and everyone showed appreciation and care for each other. I advanced my skills in Microsoft Office and also discovered new applications such as Spreadsheet Compare. I also learned more about the process PLASP goes through to add a new school to their program. What I loved the most about the job was the appreciation for my hard work. Every day I learned and experienced something new so there was nothing hard or negative about this experience. The only down part was that they don't always hire their student on placements.
PROGRAM SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 11 March 2017
-Good salary -Good workplace environment -Short hours -Sometimes communication between head office and employees can be absent, but quickly clarified when asked for -overall enjoyable job experience, with complimentary training and insightful meetings related to the job field