Hi, my name is Kelli and I’m an early childhood teacher and co-director at Yeronga Park Kindergarten.
I absolutely adore coming to work to be with these kids, that I teach.
When they arrive in the morning, I get probably 22 hugs, everyday, and in the afternoon I get 22 hugs to say goodbye.
It’s an unreal age where they absolutely love their teachers, adore coming to kindergarten.
They shape the way the day goes, every day is different.
It’s exciting for us as educators because what they bring to the centre is where we can expand and do amazing things.
A lot of laughter, a lot of singing, a lot of nature play.
I think you have to be a very flexible, caring sort of person, to work in this role.
You do become very, very attached to them, and at the end of the year, I can’t stand it.
It’s a tear fest.
The memories they have of kindergarten are so special, that it makes me, just love what I do even more.
If you love being around kids, if you can think on your toes and you want to be energetic and enthusiastic all day.
That’s the job to do.