Oh My God! I couldn’t believe it when I found out that Early childhood educators feel they are described as being ”just babysitters” in Australia. Not only that they get little respect and recognition for their qualifications, years of experience and talent.
A study of Perth-based childcare workers found that a majority felt they were being driven out of their work, just because of both low wages and people. Not only that including the parents of children they cared for – considering their work is very minor.
Angela Said ”Staff are keenly aware of the low value thought to their work and by others. It usually talked about this through the idea of childcare work as just babysitting.
A study found after interviews with 27 childcare staff from six centres in low, middle and high-income areas and found early educators’ low wages resulted in workers feeling not better and lack of motivation to advance their work life.