Jamie

Colleague Profile

Name: Jamie

Age: 23

Nursery: Knowle Green

Job title: Nursery Practitioner

Hours worked per week: 30

Children are always full of joy and smiles. It’s hard to have a bad day when you’re surrounded by them.

How long have you worked for Childbase?

1 year.

Why did you decide on a career in childcare?

Children are always full of joy and smiles. It’s hard to have a bad day when you’re surrounded by them.

Have you always worked in childcare?

I used to work in retail and in a kitchen but I never found it fulfilling. I wanted to do something worthwhile and childcare has so much to give in job satisfaction.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Just seeing the children laugh and, when acceptable, acting like a child myself again.

What is the hardest part of working with children?

I’d find that they love to test your patience so remaining calm and supportive can be tough at times.

What keeps you working in childcare?

The children I work with, I love seeing them grow up.

Why do you enjoy working for Childbase?

Childbase really care about their staff, with great incentives and flexible hours.

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

To do it and take your time with it. Always have a positive outlook and it will reflect onto the children.

Any other information you feel would be useful to someone considering a career in childcare or changing companies:

Do whatever makes you happy in childcare, don’t be afraid to make a change to a different age group.

Always have a positive outlook and it will reflect onto the children.