The 5 Most Rewarding Aspects of Working as a Teacher at a Primrose School

We asked several teachers what they love most about their jobs:

1. A Rare Sense of Community

Teachers working at a Primrose school often remark that they felt an immediate sense of community when they began at their school.

And the sense of welcome and community does not fade over time.

“I know that I can walk up to any teacher for advice and they will be excited to help,” says Sydney, a Toddler Teacher at Primrose School at Old Henry Crossing in Louisville, Kentucky.

2. Management Sets You Up for Success

Many teachers come to a Primrose school without formal teaching experience — something the schools happily accommodate with their signature Balanced Learning® approach. Balanced Learning streamlines the teaching process by giving teachers prepared lesson plans created by early childhood education experts.

This eases pressure on new hires and allows them to build their confidence.

“I don’t feel like the management team are these imposing, scary group of people,” says Nikki, a Pre-K Teacher at Primrose School of Dunwoody in Dunwoody, Georgia. “I can go to them and really express myself ... They are always there to help.”

For many teachers who work at a Primrose school, the support goes even further, with Franchise Owners offering training, certification and continuing education opportunities for their employees.

3. An Excellent Work-Life Balance

Primrose schools offers an excellent work-life balance unique to the education sector. The Balanced Learning approach streamlines or eliminates time-consuming lesson planning, which other teachers have to complete in their free time. This leaves teachers at Primrose schools with the rare luxury of ample free time.

“While I’m at work, I’m completely devoted to my job,” says Megan, a Pre-K Teacher at Primrose School of Roswell North in Roswell, Georgia. “However, once I leave, I get to enjoy my life outside of school.”

4. Children Are a Joy to Teach …

For many, getting to spend time with children is a reward itself.

“When they give you a hug, it’s nothing but the warmest feeling to know that they genuinely love you no matter what you’re doing, what you’re saying, how you’re feeling,” says Demetra, a Pre-K Teacher at Primrose School of Nashville Midtown in Nashville, Tennessee.

While teaching at a Primrose school, you will naturally be present for — and often help facilitate — milestones in a child’s life.

“I get to teach children how to read for the first time,” says Hannah, a Kindergarten Teacher, also at Primrose School of Nashville Midtown. “They can sit there and say each letter sound over and over, but the moment that they get the word and they look at you and they’re like, ‘Cat, cat!’

“And the look on their face … It’s those moments that you’re like, ‘This is why I do what I do.’”

5. … And You Will Learn a Thing or Two from Them as Well

Primrose schools are places of learning — and that goes both ways.

“The kids are constantly teaching you new things, and I don’t just mean the words to the newest song or what happened in the cool episode of ‘PJ Masks,’” says Megan of Primrose School of Roswell North. “They teach you patience, unconditional love and how to laugh at yourself.

“They remind you that you have to keep life in perspective and remain positive.”

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Do you love working with children, seek a good work-life balance and want a job that feels like more than a job? Looking for a place to work where you are part of a supportive community and can make a difference in a young child’s life?

To learn more about how a career as a teacher at a Primrose school might fit into your future, read on:

Why Early Education Really Matters
5 Reasons to Consider a Career in Early Childhood Education
From Teachers to Franchise Owners: A Q&A with Amy James and Susan Davis


Each Primrose school is a privately owned and operated franchise, and the respective Franchise Owner is the employer at each school. Franchise Owners set their own wage and benefit programs, which vary among Franchise Owners.