After working in the finance industry for 10years I knew the time had come to make a change in my life. I was becoming unhappy in what had become a stressful and demanding job. I felt that in the latter part of my working life I should be happy and content, not feeling frustrated and agitated.
I had worked in Family Day Care in the office for 8 years and knew that I loved being around children. I made a decision, quit my job, and signed up with OTEN to complete Certificate III in Children’s Services.
When I was doing the module about Children At Risk I was completely unprepared for the emotion that overtook me and I struggled to get through it. When I sent in my assignment I disclosed my feelings to the teacher and told her I had often thought about foster caring. The feedback that I received from this teacher was positive and encouraging and it has now led me down another path in my life.
In addition to working casually in the childcare industry, I have now been approved to do respite foster caring and I do my final training in March.
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