I have a 4 year old daughter and whilst she was at preschool last year, I decided to study Cert III in Children’s Services. Not only did I want a career change, but I also wanted to learn and understand in-depth how my little girl was developing and growing, both physically and emotionally.
Studying Cert III opened up a new career path for me. It also strengthened my bond with my daughter. I better understood (and tolerated!) her during the testing times, and I was able to provide her with new play experiences at home based on her interests.
I conducted my work experience at a Montessori preschool, as she attends one of these. By doing this, I was able to learn more about the school’s philosophy and bring some of their ideas into our home life.
I’m so glad I made the effort as now if I have baby no. 2, I won’t worry that I’ve forgotten how to change a nappy!
Thanks OTEN for all your support.
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