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Early Childhood Teacher36 avis
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Great company, It is great for getting your foot in the door. My location was not too organized but for what the job entailed, I felt underpaid. However, this was before the shift in the minimum wage. I also worked on-call which made it hard to have consistent income.
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Working on educational elements with clients
Points négatifs
not consistant pay
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It was a good experience working at kids & company at all locations where I worked. I would love to go back and work with kids & company.
I learned how to work with amazing people and supporting teams.
Points positifs
good team work
Points négatifs
underpaid staff
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They are definitely a company first. Head office has absolutely ridiculous expectations! The claim to offer many activities such as French, art and alphabet literacy, but the actual plans for that aren't great. You're expected to do all of those AND the normal planning you would do anywhere else. There is no room for creativity or faith that the teachers in the classroom know what they're doing. Art must be hung up in a certain spot in straight lines. You cannot change your classroom around (even if the current layout is just not working for your room). Only head office is allowed to move the classroom around because they must "all look the same." Management was unsupportive and blamed staff when issues arose. The most chaotic place I have ever worked at. There's a reason there's a high turnaround there. Save yourself the stress and stay away!
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Poor management, unsupportive environment, high stress, impossible expectations
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The pay does not equate to the amount of work being done.Very shortstaffed therefore longer hours. Not enough time to sanitize toys and do daily reports.
Points positifs
free food at times
Points négatifs
overtime hours
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Working with this company is okay. I love working with kids and would actually enjoy working with this company if they paid their employees what they're worth. Minimum wage to take care of little humans for 8 hours a day??? I don't think so!
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Réponse officielle de KIDS & COMPANY
13 mars 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are pleased to hear you love to be with the kids at the centre. We hope you are enjoying the many programs we have in place for the children. We strive to make sure every employee has a livable wage. We would love to hear more from you! Please feel free to reach out to info@kidsandcompany.com.
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It’s a horrible place to work. No one likes it, everybody leaves.They have no appreciation for their employees. You’re only allowed 9 hour shifts so no work life- home balance. Sometimes its so short staffed you don’t get a break. And employees are allowed to treat the children poorly, with no repercussions. Lots of the employees aren’t educated in working with children. They’re just desperate for employees. Just-don’t-do-it.
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Réponse officielle de KIDS & COMPANY
13 mars 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and sorry to hear about your experience. All employees must receive their earned breaks based on their hours worked. We also have a number of policies in place to make sure safety is our number one priority for all children and employees. We make sure all educators have the proper certification and documents before their first day of work. If you would like to discuss your experience with us further, please email info@kidsandcompany.com. We wish you luck in your future endeavors!
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I love to work with kids and company. All staff is very co-operative and management is also great. I am glad I am working with kids and company. I learned lots of things from here.
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If you adore the joys that children bring with their creativity and ways of communicating, this may be the right job for you, but that's only if you're handling 1-3 kids at a time. Otherwise, expect to be overwhelmed and disgusted at all hours of the day.

First, you have to deal with parents and their varying parenting styles or the extreme monitoring of their precious treasures. Second, expect to feel overwhelmed by the number of children you must to take care of and laugh at the lack of staff available as the company's turnover rate is ridiculously high. Third of all, despite how much parents pay for their children to be in this day care and all the tasks and responsibilities you MUST handle, you're only paid minimum to $1.25 extra for being an educator. Imagine snatching a degree to only be paid a dollar over minimum wage...


There is no proper training but there are TONS of papers to read and sign. After all that, despite being one to take initiative and go over-and-beyond to exceed expectation, you'll be spoken down to and given improper instruction by supervisors and management. At least children are bearable right? Well, for those who aren't, expect parents that can be irritably terrible gossips and complainers. At least you'll have weekends off!
Points positifs
Working with young minds!
Points négatifs
Working with adults.
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I worked with the company for about 4 months until I decided that enough was enough and I resigned. The supply staff that they hire either have no background in early childhood studies or are disabled. Disabled people can work but they cannot work in a childcare centre. Management is terrible, the way the staff are treated is absolutely horrible. The turnover rate is so high for this company. I have seen at least 20 people come and go in the 4 months that I worked. The pay is absolutely terrible. Head office always say that kids and company is a high quality childcare but the pay is far too low. Basically slavery work. I would never recommend anyone to work for this awful company.
Points positifs
No pros for this terrible company
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Pay too low, supply staff don’t know anything about childcare, management is always rude and always putting their staff down.
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The older staff are not so helpful enough to the bew staff. They are afraid that younger staff is a treat to their job. They need to learn to adopt the canadian cilture not their own culture especially on disciplining evey child. Working in the company wasnt that bad it’s just the people you worked with!
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It’s stressful. I would not want to go back here. They hire supply staff who have no experience because they just stand there and they whine when you ask for help. Management do not care about the employees. Only positive side is the children and the parents who acknowledge your hard work.
Points positifs
The cute children and some good workers
Points négatifs
Never leaving on time, Poor management, Low salary
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I worked at the front Street 320 and I had a horrible experience with the director I would never recommend to work there to anybody. definitely a work place bullying enviorment.
Points positifs
Free lunches
Points négatifs
Rude staff
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Lack of staff, let alone quality staff puts a strain on the current workers.
Working with kids can be great but when you have the workload of multiple people it lessens the enjoyment.
Points positifs
kids are fun
Points négatifs
long hours
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Would not recommend. Horrible staff. Everyone is angry and against each other. They do not provide the programs to children that they claim to. Everyone is in a rush and the children are not taken care of properly. They do not take the time to feed children or put them to sleep. Horrible place to work at. Horrible place to bring your children. Was making less then minimum wage as a relief worker ($11 per hour in 2016-2017) and my pay did not change when I got a full time contract position. My contract ended months early because a location closed, so even that is not guaranteed. And I’ve witnessed serveral staff lose there jobs because of this before it happened to me. Apply at own risk? I
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Too many to write
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I worked at Kids & Co after I completed another year of university and was off in the summer.
This experience was unforgettable, you learn a lot of new skills especially in multitasking and in the care for children. The children are fun to work with and the daily activities you do with them are also very rewarding

This job was a learning experience start to finish, the job can be very tough at times but with experience, you start to get the hang of the daily routine and can learn to master it.

We usually start the day by taking the kids outside and then serving them lunch, changing diapers, doing activities etc.
Points positifs
Cute kids, all shifts are 8 hours
Points négatifs
not that flexible in hours, need physical endurance
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Worked here for about a year and the staff were friendly and helped me learn the routines in the classrooms. The benefits were good and the hourly wage was good.
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I enjoyed working at Kids and Company; however, the pay is extremely low for the work required. Very long hours. Building relationships with the children is the best part of the job.
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long hours, low salary
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Great Staff. Management is easy to get along with. Families are great to work with. A lot of support. Great hours. Staff make the overall environment great to work in.
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The children and families made this day go by fast, otherwise some staff and management made it really hard working there. I have never worked somewhere where people didn't know how to do their job.
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I had a really great time helping the staff with the kids at lunch time and teaching time it was an amazing experience. By far the most amazing experience helping in the school age room
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I worked at a center called Kids world until the owners sold to Kids & Co. It wasn't too bad at first, but as time went the place really went downhill. The Company treats their employees very badly, they are open almost all year round, they pay their employees very badly, they don't give them the respect they deserve, it's all parent pleasing and as an employee you don't feel like they stick up for you. They are literally one of the worst centres to work at.
Points positifs
Co-workers tend to be friendly
Points négatifs
Long hours, not enough pay
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Réponse officielle de KIDS & COMPANY
5 février 2018
Thank you for providing your honest feedback. We are sorry to hear that you felt you were not supported at work. Our Langley centre has been especially busy over the last few months and we can imagine how this would affect the moral of the team. We are currently taking measures to improve the situation. One of the most important changes includes hiring more staff to reduce stress at the centre. We hope to see improvements at the centre soon! With respect to your concerns regarding the management team, we encourage employees to contact our Human Resources Department or send any concerns to employeeshare@kidsandcompany.com