Exposure to lots of different people and work environments
Child Development Consultant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 7 October 2015
By far the greatest thing about Renfrew is the amazing children you get to meet. Prepare for your misconceptions about autism to be blown away. Renfrew does amazing work with these kids and I have seen genuine growth of families.
Child Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 March 2019
Permanent staff there never used my name. Was referred to as the 'lunch lady' or 'her' or 'that lady over there. Had to go out of my way to get to know the staff. Thanks ladies.
Too many special needs kids cramped into rooms.
Staff were all unhappy, fake and came across mean, unhelpful, had borders/walls around getting to know them. Not personable at all. No one smiled. I couldn't tell if they were a teacher or a parent or a volunteer. Could be someone who walked off the street for all I knew.
Pay was minimum wage, wasn't worth it for me in gas to drive from one side of the town to the other. No benefits. No perks. Nothing.
Believe me when something bad happens, the staff are all over it, wanting to out do the other person, rat them out, get them fired, talk bad about them etc. and this all happens during school time while they are supposed to be concentrating on the kids.
I wouldn't want my kid here ever. Bad toxic environment.