A typical day at work is basically like 30 kids, we go outside after they've all settled in after or before school. We go outside for snack and at least 1 or 2 hours of playtime, then we go inside for arts and crafts and games.
I have learned a lot about patience and also money because we do charge for daycare, but it's a fair amount. I've learned the trust of the children and their parents.
I enjoy working with my co workers, it's never a dull moment, we work as a team to make sure it's a safe environment for the children and the parents.
The hardest part of the job is when a child is crying and you have no idea how to stop them from crying, so you have to think fast and do something fast so that they stop crying. Like we let them paint, or draw or something to distract their crying.
The most enjoyable part of my job is when you come back to your site and all the children yell your name and run up to give you hugs, that's when you know you've done a great job.
Short breaks, relax time, healthcare, benefits