You want to hire a teacher for your preschool, but can you hire your teacher friends that you have worked with before? Learn how to hire your preschool teacher friends and whether or not that’s a good idea!
Is It Poaching To Hire A Teacher Who Is Already Teaching Somewhere Else?
People leave jobs all the time. They decide they are unhappy where they are. They move out of the area. They get a better offer elsewhere. It is not unusual for a preschool teacher to leave their job to work for a different preschool.
Many teachers will not leave a teaching position mid-year because they know how important continuity is to the children they teach. Some teachers are under contract to teach for an entire year. But at the end of that year, or when that contract has expired, they are fair game.
Can You Offer Your Preschool Teacher Friends A Better Opportunity?
When it is time for you to hire a teacher for your preschool, you have already done the math. You know how much you can afford to pay your teacher and the number of hours they will work each week. You have figured out your education philosophy and after you hire a teacher with a philosophy that matches your own, you plan to allow them the freedom to teach—without drama! And you even plan to give them a budget for supplies. You will be offering a great opportunity!
And you may even have in mind a few teacher friends that you would love to hire to work in your preschool. You know that what you are offering them would be an overall better experience for them than their current jobs.
Don’t you owe it to them to at least make the offer? It is still their decision, of course, but they are the one who gets to decide whether or not take your teaching position. So, make the offer, and you might be able to hire your teacher friends for your new preschool!