I have never worked at a worse centre (Cowper St Parramatta)
- constantly out of ratio ( too many children not enough staff
- no break covers (you will be made to illegally sign out of the room and say that there is adequate supervision when there is not)
- Overtime: they pay you a minimum of 15 minutes overtime so if you stay back 14 minutes you will not get paid ( this happens every day) and over time is not time and a half not double just your regular hourly rate
- Starting early: again they will ask you to do overtime and start early to cover ratios but if you don’t work 15 minutes you will not get paid for it. So you can start early and stay back late 10 minutes every day meaning your total overtime you did was 100 minutes and you will see none of it!
the philosophy ( if educators actually followed it)
never in ratio, never get paid overtime