Co workers are 5 stars, admin...not so much
Teacher (Current Employee) – NH – January 28, 2017
I have only worked for Bright Horizons for a year. At first it was wonderful. I felt supported by my admin team, however, things have gradually changed. While I have seen several co workers advance their careers, I don't see many advancing out of the center to corporate type positions. I don't need the health benefits, but I hear they are expensive and don't cover much. As far as support.....it has really changed over the year. As a group, we feel that it's all about the money and not what's best. Rooms have two teachers with a float to cover breaks only. Planning time hardly ever happens, which means we can't get out of the room to get what we need. Kids are constantly being moved to different rooms to keep each room within teacher to child ratio. Kids are allowed to stay or return to the center when they are sick, which means we teachers get sick, and that leaves us short staffed most of the time. Admin has really left us feeling unsupported by their actions. They have become very secretive as far as what happens in the center or the rooms. We are never explained why things are changing, just that it is and deal with it. Admin is big on NO gossiping but have been caught doing it themselves, and then lying about it.
One of the worst admin teams I've worked with.
I LOVE my fellow teachers, however the admin is all "do as I say, not as I do",
Co teachers, kids, parents
Unsupportive admin team, not enough coverage, too much paper/computer work.