I've always wanted to be a teacher, followed my dream later on in life and ended up out here. Yeah, I love it.
I've worked my way up from being an assisting educator. I went to TAFE and I did my Certificate Three.
Working with educators in remote settings and just seeing the challenges that they actually face and just supporting them and encouraging them to finish their Cert Three so they build on their skillset and their knowledge.
I wanted to be able to teach the kids our way. And that's why I've just stayed in the field for over 20 years.
It's all about being creative and spontaneous in their learning and making that rich for them, so then their pathway is really set and joyful. It's different every day down to even the children that you see.
It's fun, it's active, it's challenging, and it's very rewarding. Anything can be educational, any game, any toy, anything we do, we make it a learning experience for them.
I love working there with the children and the children, you know, keep you going. That's the beauty of family day care, because you've got these small groups, so you get the chance to have that one on one time.
What inspired me to get into early childhood was my first placement and the kids and families. And ever since then, I sort of haven't looked back.