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best and worst of working in a day nursery?

9 replies

bananaandcustard · 14/05/2015 18:54

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.

OP posts:
petshopboy · 04/06/2015 23:20

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 · 05/06/2015 08:10

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 · 05/06/2015 17:56

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 · 05/06/2015 18:01

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 · 06/06/2015 09:03

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

Worst: unnecessary paperwork, long hours, rude parents

VixxFace · 06/06/2015 09:44

Spending time with funny lovely little children

low pay
nappies
staff

MrsBosh · 01/07/2015 21:07

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 · 02/07/2015 11:28

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 · 04/07/2015 11:22

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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