Lucy

Colleague Profile

Name: Lucy

Age: 18

Nursery: Meadow View

Job title: Apprentice

Hours worked per week: 37.5

There’s never a dull moment or a day when you don’t laugh.

How long have you worked for Childbase?

15 months.

How did you get your early years qualification?

I’m currently completing my early years qualification.

Why did you decide on a career in childcare?

I’ve grown up with lots of nieces, nephews and cousins and have always loved looking after them.

Have you always worked in childcare?

Yes.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

There’s never a dull moment or a day when you don’t laugh. Also, the bonds you form with each of the children.

What is the hardest part of working with children?

Seeing the children upset i.e. if they hurt themselves or when they don’t want to leave.

Why do you enjoy working for Childbase?

You get good benefits and rewards and we are an employee owned company.

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

Have lots of energy and patience. The more fun you make an activity the more responsive the children will be. For example, putting music on and rewarding ‘happy thumbs’ to the children for tidying.

The more fun you make an activity the more responsive the children will be.