Room Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
I feel very supported in my nursery and have recently started virtually attending the managers' meetings too. You can tell from these meetings all the work that is carried out higher up.
In my nursery, I feel part of a team and know that I have a say. I love working with the children and have found the transition from senior practitioner to Room Manager a little tricky at times, but my manager has helped me to work on this.
Room Manager in Greater London
Please avoid working here
This company only takes advantage of you.The staff that is in the room with the children is nice and hard-working, however, the management team and specially the area managers are totally disconnected from the rooms so at the end the staff is constantly sick and stressed. They push the workers who do lots and lots of overtime and we are even called from our holiday days to come to work because we are short in staff. They keep on changing the staff around and the children get confused. There is no continuity in the decisions they made.Normally, people who is qualified and hard working leave soon because they realise this is not a place for someone who does love education. Also, they constantly make mistakes in the payslip so we are never paid propery and we are always worried about our payments and writing down our extra hours in case there is any mistake.
Nursery Assistant in Tyne and Wear
One of the worst companies to work for. Bad management and unorganised to say the least. All they are bothered about is giving disciplinarys to staff for not following rules which are not made clear and change regularly and staff are just expected to know. Underpaid for the work load expected from you. Not a positive environment to work in!
Manager in London, Greater London
Fun, but stressful
Coop childcare is a nice place to be with a family feel for practitioners, but there is no care and attention for managers. Managers are expected to do everything and consistently go over and beyond. Area managers off load their work and stress onto the managers, which makes the job harder. No support for managers who are struggling apart from more jobs to do.
No consideration for managers feelings and we are expected to deal with change consistently, whether it is using new technology or learning a new way of working.
Enjoyable part of the job is the kind staff and kind parents.
Awful maternity pay and benefits.
Manager in Chichester, West Sussex
Great company to work for
I have worked for the company for 10 years. I have worked my way up to manager and have learnt and developed along the way.
Always parts of the business that you can develop to/ learn through in house free training.
Lots of benefits Within the company and the Coop is always looking at ways to support, develop and look after there staff.