9 hour days and a 3 hour mandatory staff meeting every month as well as mandatory cleaning days and other mandatory training. Expect to give up at least one Saturday and a few nights a month along with your regular shift. Barely enough staff to meet ratio. Often stay late because ratio does not allow you to leave. Pay is never correct and take multiple pay periods to correct. HR is impossible to get a hold of and never return emails and voicemail is always full. Pays minimum wage with a government wage enhancement. No raises. Policy is always changing. Sleep time ratios are not followed, medicine is not locked up, sand not changed, never enough neccesities like gloves or paper towels. Follows Frog St curiculum which is as far from emergent as you can get. You have to spend your own money and then are reimbursed for budget money except that reimbursement takes months.
During my placement, I have learnt a lot of skills. the initial phase of my placement was challenging for me because I had a lot of responsibilities towars children as well as the staff members of the day care. I started to make the good relationships with the children. . I tried to observe the children to know the intersets, needs and challenges. By the end of placement, I learnt to organise the activities for childen with different interests and needs.