Loved my job but don't expect much thanks from Management.
Co-workers fantastic and work very hard it's just such a shame that they dont get enough thanks for what they do.
Typical day starts at 7.30am (you get an hour or 30 min break the whole day) they provide breakfast, am snack, lunch and tea for the children so activities have to be fitted in between all the meal times. These include outdor activities twice a day, toothbrushing, story time, art/craft activities, sleep time (if age appropriate), literacy and numeracy activities. The nursery closes at 6pm, most staff work a 40 hr week with high chance of overtime. The hardest part is trying to fit it all into the one day especially quality time for activities. You are not given much time to plan or evaluate which was generally done in my own time. The most enjoyable part of my job was the children I looked after and the staff I worked with. Good team work (not including management) within the rooms.
Strict uniform code but not enough shirts etc provided.
Good teamwork, friendly staff
Long hours, not enough breaks, high staff turnover