Why We Love Working in Childcare
Posted on 28th July 2022 at 14:04
Despite its challenges, we think that we have the best job in the world here at Wellies. We love giving children strong foundations on which they can learn, grow and develop into unique individuals. We’d like to share three reasons why we love working in this sector with you.
No Two Days Are the Same
As Forrest Gump famously said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get” and that can definitely be applied to childcare. There is no such a thing as a boring day as the little ones will always keep you on your toes.
The best thing is, you can make the days as different or as similar as you like, as long as the activities the children are doing are relevant to their learning and development! Seeing the excitement (and sometimes confusion!) on each child’s face when they’re introduced to something new never gets old.
Watching the Children Grow
At Wellies, we’re lucky enough to meet children from as young as six weeks old and nurture their growth over many years until they are ready for school. Not only do we get to see these little ones grow physically, but we also see them grow as people as they develop unique personalities and their own interests. Being there for their first time doing something big like crawling, talking or writing their name is really special to be a part of.
Learning Alongside Them
To throw another famous saying at you, ‘every day’s a school day’ and we are continuously learning and growing as staff. When we teach other people things, the knowledge is reinforced in our own brain as a form of semantic learning.
We are also taught by the little ones when they tell us the different types of dinosaurs they can see or about their favourite TV characters.
BONUS: Transferrable Skills
We couldn’t leave it at just three reasons, we just love it so much! Whether you’re transitioning into or out of childcare, there are many transferrable skills that you can carry with you throughout your life. These include, but by no means are limited to, being organised, motivating others, working in a team, leading, listening, awareness of people’s needs and decision making. If you don’t already have these skills when you start working in childcare, you’ll certainly learn them very quickly.
If you think a job in childcare might be for you, we’d love to chat as we have some excellent opportunities available. Click HERE for more information.
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