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best and worst of working in a day nursery?

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bananaandcustard Thu 14-May-15 18:54:14

I considering working full time in a day nursery, so give an idea of the best and worst aspects of working in one.

I am looking forward to the babies and playing with toddlers, but wonder how this will work out after working part time for few years.

petshopboy Thu 04-Jun-15 23:20:30

sorry i worked in them yrs ago
long days
horrible bitchy women staff
and some not nice to the children
i found it boring

TiggyD Fri 05-Jun-15 08:10:23

Long days
Low pay
Not being valued by society
Nappies/toilet training accidents
Trying to do your best while managers make it impossible
Some parents are arseholes/idiots/perves
You catch their diseases
No sick pay
Often holiday restrictions
Paperwork

The children tend to be nice though
Working is a team can be fun
It's varied
It's important

insancerre Fri 05-Jun-15 17:56:19

The best is knowing I have made a huge difference in hundreds of children's lives
The worst is nobody else recognising or acknowledging the huge difference in hundred if children's lives

EnormousDormouse Fri 05-Jun-15 18:01:46

Worst - doing a massively long day then having to clean the nursery, do the loos and then mop the floors (owners too tight to employ cleaners).
And the quality of some staff.

happystory Sat 06-Jun-15 09:03:10

Best: chatting with the children, watching them bloom, appreciation from (most) parents.

Worst: unnecessary paperwork, long hours, rude parents

VixxFace Sat 06-Jun-15 09:44:03

Spending time with funny lovely little children

low pay
nappies
staff

MrsBosh Wed 01-Jul-15 21:07:33

The best: interacting with the children, children saying funny things, cuddles, watching their friendships develop, not sitting at a computer all day!

Worst: rude or silly parents, long hours, cleaning, unsupportive management, gossipy colleagues

cookielove Thu 02-Jul-15 11:28:10

Best: the children, watching learn and develop, being able to go out or stay in, playing, working in a team with people I like

Worst: rude parents, late parents, being thought of as just a nursery nurse, toilet accidents and applying sun cream!

Nannylookingforafamily Sat 04-Jul-15 11:22:42

Wow Tiggy.. Let's hope you don't work in a nursery.

EVERY nursery is different.

But it's not all about playing, it's hard work and lots of paper work

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