Early Childhood Teacher (Former Employee) – Sydney NSW – 27 November 2016
The best thing about the center is that it has got so many branches that the staff have the opportunity to select their own center and could also join the branch of their choice sometimes. It gives great opportunity to the staff to learn and implement new things they learn through.
Having worked in a large Centre of over 120 children, it does get busy. I was a floater for most of my time working there and I gained a lot of experience in all age groups and I love them all. Each age group has their pros and cons but at the same time you learn to love every aspect of the work environment regardless of its hardships. Every day is a new adventure with those children, teaching me new things and also teaching them. You watch children involve themselves in activities such as writing. Watching the children start from not being able to write a single thing, to every child in the class writing their alphabet in lower and upper case. Its simply astonishing. You'll also see the babies starting from 6 months or even earlier, with the child not even being able to lift themselves up independently to seeing that same child running around the entire outdoor environment. I learnt all room's different routines, from what time to make the bottles and cots to, what time the children have meal times and what time the children sleep. Majority of my co-workers have become not only the girls I work with but, colleagues that I'll truly remember. The hardest part of the job was getting attached to the children, that when they leave the centre for personal reasons, its really hard to say goodbye once you've learnt to love each child. The most enjoyable part was getting up and going to work. I loved coming to work because I knew that these children I worked with just put a smile on my face and make my day an even brighter one. Each child is unique in their own way and that'smore... what's so beautiful about working with children, you learn so many things that from them and every day is a new beginning.less