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The Difference Between a Salary and a Wage – and Work Hour Maximums

Salary and Wage Differences. An employment contract must state the type of pay an employee will be paid. Wage refers to the amount of money that is paid to an employee, by the hour, and it may vary from one […]

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Allegations Made Against a Teacher

Allegations against a teacher. You have noticed a problem with a staff member’s behaviour, or someone comes to you with allegations of professional misconduct or harming a child. What can you do – and what should you do and why? […]

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Sick Leave Entitlement and Staff Faking Sickness or Taking Unscheduled Time Off

A minimum of 10 days per year for employers with an employer for 6 months or more is claimable. Employers may offer more than 10 days and many in the early childhood sector do. Employees can carry over 10 days […]

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Meal and Rest Breaks

ECE services are not exempt from providing staff with meal and rest breaks – and offering compensation is a “no” Early childhood services are not exempt from giving staff their entitlement to breaks. Early childhood teaching does not come under […]

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Interview Questions for Teaching Job Applicants

This article goes over the broad areas to cover when interviewing an applicant and questions interviewers have found work. When interviewing for a teaching position try to cover at least the following broad areas:  Prior work experience and reasons for […]

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Job Description for a Head Teacher, Room Leader, or Home-based Visiting Teacher

Job Description for a Head Teacher, Room Leader, or Home-based Visiting Teacher. Here is a template to help guide you in preparing a job description that matches your service’s philosophy and reflects the position. This person will have additional responsibilities […]

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Job Description for Unqualified Teaching Staff or Student Teacher

How to Write a Job Description for Unqualified Teaching Staff and Students. Unqualified staff or teaching assistants can be employed to provide support to qualified teaching staff.  Often services will have an additional position for a person-in-training. Below is a […]

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Job Description for a Centre Manager or Home-based Coordinator

Here is a template you can use and adapt for a manager job description – or centre supervisor, or home-based coordinator who is responsible for one group of visiting teachers. If you would like more guidance and ideas go to […]

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