Helen

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Name: Helen

Age: 35

Nursery: Edwinstowe Close

Job title: Nursery Practitioner

Hours worked per week: 37.5

I have always wanted to work in childcare and like to see how children progress.

How long have you worked for Childbase?

9 years.

How did you get your early years qualification?

I attended college one evening a month.

Why did you decide on a career in childcare?

I have always wanted to work in childcare and like to see how children progress.

Have you always worked in childcare?

I started in retail and then moved into childcare.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Creating bonds with the children and their parents and watching the children learn and progress.

What is the hardest part of working with children?

Supporting new children who are settling into nursery and when the children are not feeling well. We have to be there to comfort them when they often would rather be with their family.

What keeps you working in childcare?

Coming into work every day and seeing the children happy.

Why do you enjoy working for Childbase?

I feel like Childbase have a high level of care and also I like the staff benefits such as the savings club, pension scheme, Dividend Payment and the annual ball. Childbase always go the extra mile for their staff.

What advice would you give to someone considering a career in childcare?

Ensure you research the job and understand all of the different aspects there are to the job. There is a lot more to the job than people may think.

Childbase always go the extra mile for their staff.