Your Trusted Partner in Child Care Staffing

Service Solutions Built for You

It’s very important in child care to have the right people at your centre. Each of Sentient’s supply staff have been interviewed by a trained recruiter and gone through a strict screening process which includes a phone interview, a face to face meeting, reference check, health assessment and vulnerable sector criminal check.

Sentient has over 300 supply staff and are continuing to grow our team to better serve your needs. We match supply staff to your centre’s needs.  If you require a half-day shift, full-day shift, or longer term staff member, we individualize our search for every client.

Confidence 

Ensure that your centre is covered by a Sentient Supply Staff member who meets one or more of the following criteria (applies to all programs):

  • Has not worked at another centre before yours
  • Has worked at a centre but not within the last 14 days off
  • Has only worked at your centre
Cohort Definition

A group of children and te staff members assigned to them, who stay together throughout the duration of the program for a minimum 7 days.

Ministry of Education Guided

Based on the Ministry of Education operational Guidance document, starting from June 10th onward, Sentient recognizes that supply/replacement staff should be assigned to specific cohorts.

Confidence and Commitment

Have confidence that a supply staff member will work 30+ hours in one month exclusively at your centre.

Staff will gain a comprehensive understanding of your health and safety protocols, become familiar with your children, and understand and contribute to the culture of your centre as a consistent part of your team.

Guaranteed with No Additional Cost

One Sentient Supply staff at your centre for the month.  There are no additional fees over and above the current Sentient bill rate.

Reserve your staff member

Pre-payment for 30 hours is required to reserve a staff member.  Services over 30 hours will be billed after the first 30 hours have been utilized.

Mid-term Convenience and Continuity

Sentient will provide you with a dedicated, daily Supply Staff member* under contract to your centre, exclusively for one month or longer!

*Based on availability of the correctly qualified staff member to meet your request.

Guarantee and a 10% Discount

A consistent, daily Sentient Supply staff at your cnetre.  Sentient will provide a 10% discount on any 30+ day fulfilled contract for RECE and Assistant staff.  End the contract any time after the first month.

Staffing Solution Managed for You

Let Sentient fill your staffing gap!  Our staff can help you maintain ratios and add the right compassionate support to the room.  Sentient will be responsible for maintaining all CCEYA-required documents, remunerate the staff’s wages, including all deductions and expenses related to payroll, and coach staff based on your feedback. Additionally, Sentient will complete a monthly Q.A. assessment with your centre.

Long-term Convenience and Continuity

Sentient will provide you with a dedicated Supply Staff member* under contract to your centre, exclusively for three months or longer!

Guarantee and a 15% Discount

A consistent, daily Sentient Supply staff at your centre. Sentient will provide a 15% discount on any 90+ day fulfilled contract for RECE and Assistant staff.  End the contract any time after the third month.

Staffing Solution Managed for You

Let Sentient fill your staffing gap!  Our staff can help you maintain ratios and add the right compassionate support to the room. Sentient will be responsible for maintaining all CCEYA-required documents, remunerate the staff’s wages, including all deductions and expenses related to payroll, and coach staff based on your feedback. Additionally, Sentient will complete a monthly Q.A. assessment with your centre.

How do I reserve and book a supply staff?

Sentient Connect 24/7 Online Booking System

Connect is Sentient’s new online staffing platform designed for ease of order management of substitute staff and increased transparency. Our Connect platform allows enhanced matching through your ability to place orders at any time, from any device.

Benefits:

  • Ease of Ordering
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Online timesheets
  • Increased Transparency

As a Client Administrator, easily create, assign, transfer, and cancel substitute jobs, as well as send notifications and view reports.

Sentient’s Supply Staff can review and accept your posted substitute jobs, be requested for jobs they are qualified for, see notifications, and track their work history directly in the system.

Available on any device, anytime, anywhere.  Connect makes your job simple whether you’re at your PC or on the go, 24/7.

Sentient Connect User Guides: Please refer to the detailed User Guides for using our Sentient Connect online booking system by clicking on the below relevant Client or Staff User Guide image.

What can you expect?

Staff Training

Once hired, all Sentient Supply Staff attend an orientation session which covers important topics such as behaviour management, child abuse, performance expectations, health and safety training and what’s important to you, our clients. Throughout the year, Sentient offers approved ECE workshops and resource booklets to the staff that help keep them informed and educated.

On-The-Go Package

All Sentient staff have an on-the-go package which includes all required documentation by the Ministry. The staff will bring this with them for every shift and if for any reason a staff arrives without an on-the-go package one will be faxed to you at your request.