Does the pitter patter of tiny footsteps running around bring you a warm fuzzy feeling? Do you get great satisfaction in teaching a mini human something for the very first time? Here at Kiwi Recruitment, we know we love bringing a big beaming smile to the little face of any children that come through our doors with Mum and Dad in tow. If you love working with children, then working in a nursery could be a great role for you! We spoke with Amy Penfold, managing director of a local nursery, on her exciting job role.
What is your job role?
Managing Director of The Country Mouse Nursery
What is your favourite aspect of your job role?
Working with children, to help them grow and develop.
What is your least favourite aspect of your job role?
Never enough time in the day to achieve all I set out to.
How many hours does your job require you to work a week?
42 (Although I work many more)
What is the social aspect of your job like?
Very social – work with an amazing team of talented practitioners
How challenging was the application process for your role?
It was lengthy, but working with children all bases must be covered.
Did you have any relevant experience/higher education before applying for your role?
I have a PGCE in Primary education, with Teaching Status
Do you have any tips for anyone wanting to pursue the same/a similar job role?
Read and be up to date with theories and various practices in education.
What is a general day in the life of your role?
Showing prospective parents round, completing day-to-day paperwork for the nursery, ordering resources, assessing staff, working with children, developing enriching environments for the children, inspiring children.
Think you’ve got what it takes to lead the pathway for little feet to follow? Get in touch with one of our recruitment agents today!
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