The day starts the minute you arrive on the premises with safety checks, preparation of environment and resources. When the children arrive I greet and settle them while engaging in conversation with the adults to find out and pass on important information. The session is then full on mental and physical effort to deliver the best care and education to the children. Observations and records of progress are made electronically.
I am on a constant learning journey as each child is different, policies and government directive change and 'the best' practice theories are ever evolving. I have learnt to be open minded and adaptable.
Management has changed over the years and there are now three layers but the ethos is 'team'
The workplace culture is to do your best with true passion.
The hardest part of the job is the constant exertion required, on the other hand there is never time to get bored and no two days are ever the same.
The best part of the job is to witness the children's progression emotionally, physically and academically.
Unpaid time preparing and recording.