Paid flights and accommodation for weekends away - Reggio Emilia ELC’s Evolve program drives change in reward space

Paid flights and accommodation for weekends away – Reggio Emilia ELC’s Evolve program drives change in reward space

by Freya Lucas

February 22, 2022

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider Reggio Emilia Early Learning Centre has shared exclusive details of its staff reward program, known as Evolve Employee Rewards, a tiered recognition system of rewards and benefits available to all educators at its twelve campuses.


The Evolve program began as “a small gesture of thanks to our incredible staff” and has quickly evolved to an enviable offering which includes gym memberships, fifty per cent discounts for educators who have children attending the service, accommodation for weekends away, day spa trips and more. 


“A great employee is like a four leaf clover,” Group Managing Director, Nasser Benjamin said, “hard to find and lucky to have. We are continually searching for ambitious educators who are committed to using their knowledge and experience to support their team and exceed the standard of early education in Australia.” 


“As frontline workers,” he continued, “those educators can be forgotten about. We at Reggio Emilia Early Learning Centre make it our priority to make sure our Educator’s wellbeing is supported and nurtured.“


Evolve has been designed with the goal of accommodating each individual Educator, Mr Benjamin said. Under the Evolve Program, staff members may receive:


Rewards for all Employees –


– Daily meals at the centre

– Fully funded gym memberships

– 50 per cent off child care fees

– Partially funded University studies

– Partially funded traineeship courses

– Team nights out


Rewards for Early Childhood Teachers –


– Fee help towards any HECS loan

– Above award rates of pay

– Fully funded on going training seminars


Rewards for Room Leaders/Educational Leaders and 2IC’s


– Leadership workshops

– Exceeding centre bus tours

– Weekend away accommodation

– Fruit box rewards

– Gold class movie package rewards

– Day spa rewards

– Childcare workshops

– Funded day out with family or concert tickets


Centre Managers


– Additional leave

– Cash travel allowances

– All of the rewards from the tiers above


“I have never worked for a company or know of a company where they have paid for flights and accommodation to celebrate my babymoon, but also just to say thank you for all the hard work as a 2IC,” a long standing employee explained.


“It feels so amazing to work for a company that appreciates you as an educator, and notices your hard work and dedication.” 


For more information about Reggio Emilia Early Learning Centre please see here