Sourcer/Recruiter (Former Employee) – Glen Mills, PA – January 18, 2018
The Malvern School employs well qualified professionals and provided me with challenging work.
The company was founded 20 years ago and continues to grow and build 1 school per year on the average, adding to it's network of 25 schools in PA and NJ. They are NAEYC accredited which is the highest accreditation that you can achieve as a pre-school from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Due to the reputation and branding of the school it was not difficult to promote them as an employer of choice while speaking with potential candidates re: teaching opportunities with The Malvern School.
Early Childhood Assistant Teacher (Current Employee) – King of Prussia, PA – November 22, 2017
Typical day consists of greetings kids and their parent, working with co-teacher to implement morning lesson plan activities, setting up snack, changing diapers, discovery room, nap time, supervising kids outside on the playground, and much much more. Best part of the job is working with the kids directly; however, there is little support from management regarding classroom management and discipline. The pay is terrible given the amount of stress and responsibility I take on everyday on this job. Barely enough to live on. Benefits are a joke too. Look elsewhere.
Associate Director (Former Employee) – King of Prussia, PA – November 14, 2017
Malvern is a great place to grow your roots and learn. Their management team is always willing to help and build you as a leader. A typical day as a director is about 10 hours. The workplace culture is all built by the executive director in each school. The hardest part is getting all the tasks done. The most enjoyable is the consistent praise and the ability to compete in friendly competition through management challenges or enrollment challenges.
Head Teacher (Former Employee) – Glen Mills – October 13, 2017
The Malvern School is a great school for children to learn and grow. They do offer a very rigorous learning environment geared towards child advancement. As a work place, there is some chaos and while the school staff turnover may be low, they have a history of corporate turnover rather quickly.
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) – Malvern, PA – October 13, 2017
The job can be really fun at times, yet the management is what is the downfall. The communication between management could most definitely improve, as well as compensation. All and all, it's not a terrible place to work to get your foot in the door of a school setting. This place will most definitely prepare you for what is to be expected as a teacher. I just wouldn't recommend staying too long, since the growth opportunity is slim to none.
Fun work environment
Poor pay and benefits and not much room for advancement
It was a great place to work. The management team was always very helpful and willing to do there best to help if anyone ever needed it. I was only part time when I got hired but then got moved up to more hours. It was great but I had to leave because I move further away from there. The malvern school is a great place to work and I wish I didn't have to leave.
Teacher Assistant (Current Employee) – New Jersey – June 5, 2017
I've been an assistant for almost two years with no job advancements. I have my degree in early childhood education but they seek alternates for what ever reason. Directors are both rude and treat you like children. If you make a facial expression they don't like you're officially the bad employee. Don't ask for help, they tell you to figure it out on your own, then you're frustrated and screamed at because you're frustrated towards them.... you call out sick and still have to come in. You could be the star employee and get everything. Everyone knows your business before you do. It's pathetic! I've had the worst experience working for a corporate company that prides on saying their happy employees love working there. Pay more! Goodness I think the Malvern school can afford to pay all their staff more than McDonald workers!
Low pay, over worked, no help, stressed out, treated like a child.
Management (Former Employee) – Jersey – January 27, 2017
Great pay, dedicated staff Upper Management is dreadful! Plays high school mean girls games. If you are the teachers pet you can do what you want if not you feel it. Constant changes to get the "favorites" what they want
Nice place for a starting job in the early childhood education field
Teacher's Aide (Former Employee) – Glen Mills, PA – December 16, 2016
Employees are very friendly and fun to work with but they are over-worked every day. Staffing is always very short and they are always asking teachers to stay late/come in early. Pay is very poor which is why no one wants to work there. The bosses are very focused on themselves, especially in the corporate office. Corporate employees treated teachers with little respect.