How have you found starting a new job during a pandemic?
What a rollercoaster year 2021 has been for us all, a year full of many ups, downs, and far more uncertainty than we would have liked. I am fortunate to work with a team of wonderful, supportive educators across the ELC who have worked tirelessly alongside me to ensure the smooth delivery of both an onsite and online program. Pivoting into remote teaching brought with it many challenges, though the incredible resilience of our students paved the way for us all. Reminding myself to take each day as it comes has been important!
What skills are important to work in Early Childhood?
A passion for supporting and nurturing our youngest learners is vital. The ability to embrace the unexpected is also necessary as no two days are ever the same. It goes without saying that there is no such thing as too much patience.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Supporting and observing the children mastering new skills is incredibly rewarding and something I will never take for granted.
What makes working at Fintona special?
The nurturing environment that Fintona provides its youngest learners makes it a very special workplace to be part of.
What brings you happiness?
Last year I became an aunty for the first time to my gorgeous nephew Lenny. Spending time with him post-lockdown is something that brings me great joy. Weekly Sunday night dinners with my extended family are also very special to me. I also love to travel. I spent the best part of my twenties travelling throughout Europe where I fell in love with Croatia and was lucky to call the breathtaking Island Hvar ‘home’ for 6 months, whilst working at a local hostel. Experiencing different places and cultures is something I will always enjoy.