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I'm a qualified ECE teacher with 3 years experience and a 6month old baby. I was forced to go back to work 3 months ago and I absolutely hate it!!!!!! The pressure and the extra work that's expected is just too much on top of my homelife so I was wondering if relief teaching would be a better option. How does one go about getting relief work?
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Tuesday, 26 August 2008 4:18 p.m.
Saturday, 6 September 2008 2:16 p.m.
My mum is a primary teacher and gets excellent pay for relieving. Is it the same with ECE relieving?
Friday, 5 September 2008 11:28 p.m.
You can go with Agencies. I'm a relieving primary/intermediate teacher and I am with Multiserve who find the jobs for me and call me up. But just send you cv out and let people know you are available
Friday, 5 September 2008 3:44 p.m.
Hi. I went back to work when dd was 3 months, hated it too and started relieving a few months later. My mum looks after dd so i had lots of flexibility. I signed up with Select in Wgtn, they found heaps of work for me and i only had to do what i wanted, downside is if you are looking for something more permanent and you find a centre you like, you can't work there for 6 months.
I also got intouch and dropped CV's off to Kindergarten association which had lots of work to offer and a couple of local centres i liked the look of.
There's heaps of work to pick and choose from once they kow you're there, i ended up being offered 5 days a week work from all over the place. The hardest part is having to say no bcoz your lready booked elsewhere... GOOD LUCK!
Friday, 29 August 2008 7:38 p.m.
Thats a good point actually...what are your plans for care for bubs? I thought about relieving too, but decided that having her close by so I can visit (assuming you work for a centre who allows that) was preferable to the flexibility of relieving despite the pay being fabulous. I also though that, being qual, when you are placed in a centre you are probably going on a day when several permanent staff are away so figure most days would be tougher than average. Just a thought....not that I'm afraid of hard work but if every day was a bad day I'm not sure I'd last much longer in ECE...lol :-)
Friday, 29 August 2008 2:13 p.m.
There are lots of ads for childcare relievers on TradeMe Jobs. Not sure what the rates are like though?
Wednesday, 27 August 2008 7:40 p.m.
Select Education seem to be constantly advertising for relievers. their website is selecteducation.com.au
Tuesday, 26 August 2008 7:03 p.m.
Michelle - where abouts do you live?
Im currently relief teaching in Hamilton through ECE Consultants... They provide relievers for most of the centres here in Hamilton.
I know Select Education is in Wellington and Christchurch which is another relieving company - I worked for them in Christchurch for a while.
There is also Preschool Personnel in Christchurch.
Just depends on where you live! Some places have relieving agencies, otherwise you could drop your name and cv into centres...
Tuesday, 26 August 2008 6:04 p.m.
Hi Michelle, I am just beginning primary school relieving. I have rung and let people know when I'm available and have a flexible caregiver lined up. I am going to take my CV in and introduce myself so they can put a name to the face and let them know what days I can do and how much notice is necessary. Good luck.
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