Welcome to the new village. Established in 2019, Brella is on a mission to transform the way we raise the next generation. Brella was founded by two busy moms who wanted to create a new model of care that is flexible enough to work for today’s families dynamic lives while also ensuring the best developmental experience.
Stay Curious: Ask questions to understand; Seek inspiration from the people and world around us; Keep an open mind and try new things; Be a learn it all; Be active participants in the moment
Support Each Other: Respond without judgment to help others get their needs met; Deliver on our commitments to each other; Partner with others to achieve success; Make everyone feel welcome, seen and appreciated; Own our mistakes and make amends
Make the World Better: Take pride in our work and go the extra mile; Bring our passion and use our superpowers; Care about the details because even the small things make a big impact; Act with integrity even when it’s not comfortable, familiar or easy
We Care for Our Caregivers
All staff at Brella have the opportunity to work in an engaging environment, a fun community and the opportunity for growth.
For full time staff we offer:
- Competitive pay as well as the opportunity to contribute to a 401(k) after 3 months of employment.
- Options for medical, dental, and vision plans as well as Health Care and Dependent Care flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability, and accident coverage.
- Discounted child care (depending on availability), access to One Medical, Health Advocate, and a free year membership to Talkspace in support of mental health.
- Rest & recharge in the form of Paid Time Off (10 days/year) as well as Sick and Safe time (6 days/year). Brella also observes 8 paid holidays each year.
The Journey to Brella - Our Interview Process
Our hiring process consists of a resume/qualifications review, phone interview, virtual interview with select candidates invited to come onsite to meet with various members of the team. We encourage you to be your authentic self and think of specific examples from your experience to share as we tend to ask a mixture of situational and behavioral interview questions.
Spotlight: Educators at Brella
Brella teachers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience through diverse backgrounds across the fields of early childhood education, human development, psychology and more. Our team is committed to nurturing a child’s foundational traits, or “Three C’s”: confidence in themselves, compassion for others, and curiosity about the world around them - and leverage our play-based curriculum inspired by Montessori, Reggio Emilia and RIE. Teaching at Brella is designed for those who love to provide learning opportunities no matter how long or short of a time with a child in a dynamic work environment. We are designed to meet the changing needs of the communities we serve. As we grow, so will you - whether that’s inside or outside of the classroom, our non-traditional model works best for educators that embrace change, are adaptable, and are passionate about changing an industry.
We are an inclusive and diverse team and are committed to providing a respectful and fair workplace no matter a team member’s ethnicity, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity. We welcome teachers with a variety of experiences from recent completion of Early Childhood Education credits to seasoned educators. All of our teachers provide a safe and loving environment for children aged 3 months to 6 years while modeling empathy, respect and gentle guidance.
Candidates for all of our educator roles (Resource Teacher, Teacher, Lead Teacher) are required to hold at least 12 units of Child Development and/or ECE coursework as required by Title 22, Section 101216.1 and for those in our infant/toddler rooms must include 3 units specific to the care of infants.
***Resource/Floater Teacher roles are great for early-in-career educators with teacher assistant experience or those seasoned teachers who enjoy and want to explore different age ranges across our program by providing support to our classrooms during breaks, planning time, and covering for callouts.
***Teacher roles are an opportunity to focus on a specific age range while diving deeper into our play-based curriculum, planning, flow of day, documentation and communicating effectively with the team, children and parents. Our Program Teacher role is perfect for a teacher desiring more exposure and experience across all areas of our program by stepping in to cover staffing gaps due to leaves of absence, PTO or turnover.
***Lead Teachers have strong communication skills whether it be navigating a difficult conversation with a parent or giving effective feedback to a co-teacher. We look for lead teachers that have previous experience in modeling best practices in a licensed center and coaching others.
Full-time employees work 40 hours/week and are eligible for full benefits. Our locations and center hours are listed below.
Playa Vista: 12746 W Jefferson Blvd Suite 3-3100, Playa Vista, CA 90094 (Open M-F 8AM-5PM)
Hollywood: 909 N Orange Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Open M-F 8AM-5PM)
Pasadena: 475 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101 (Open M-F 8AM-6PM)
Our locations offer care for children ages 3 months through 6 years old with a variety of classrooms.
At Brella, our play-based curriculum is aligned around master activities and we embrace elements of Montessori, RIE and Reggio. We also utilize Nonviolent Communication.
Child Care Discount
Comprehensive Medical, Dental & Vision
Team Meetings & Team Fun Events