Job Position/Title : Early Childhood Educator with a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Nominated Supervisor and Educational Leader
Hi, My Name is Kerrie-ann. My career in early childhood began when I was just 18 years old. I worked at a 90 place centre in wollongong as a support worker and then a full time staff member, until going on maternity leave at 24 years old. Following the birth of my first born, I took time out from the industry. However, I still worked as a nanny for several years. This allowed me to take Rose with me each day, to minimise our time away from each other. It was the perfect fit for our family at the time. As Rose started school I looked into going to uni, my first degree was the bachelor of arts,/ bachelor of education ( Primary years) during this time, I worked in a cafe/restaurant and had our second baby Millie. As my study progressed I decided to try my luck at getting back into early childhood. I approached Little Peoples and asked for casual work, in February 2010, by August I was offered a full time position as Nominated Supervisor at our Horsley (Habeda Avenue) centre (Habeda Avenue). I worked full time, studied full time and had an 18month old. To say it was a busy time is an understatement. My girls are now 18 and 11 (2019). I’ve since completed a second uni degree bachelor of education (early years). For now I have no future plans to study, although I do enjoy participating in professional development opportunities.
I am approaching 10 years with Little Peoples, and am very excited about embarking on this new adventure. I have loved watching the children grow and learn and saying goodbye never gets easier. I love the bond we share, the memories we make and the fun we have. Early childhood should be fun-filled with lots of laughter and happy smiling faces, a happy child is a child who feels safe, secure and supported, the basis for building confident little humans.
For me being an Early Childhood Educator is more than a job, it’s my career and even though it’s one of the most challenging jobs in the world, it’s also one of the most rewarding. I love having an impact on children’s lives and helping them to be the best that they can.
I look forward to building relationships with you all, and working together to provide your children with a safe environment in which they can become the best version of themselves.