Mark

Colleague Profile

Name: Mark

Nursery: West Cambridge

Job title: Nursery Practitioner

Hours worked per week: 30

I really enjoy the play aspect of the job and regularly create and run games for the children.

How long have you worked for Childbase?

7 ½ years. I did leave the company for 8 months but was able to come back.

Why did you decide on a career in childcare?

I really enjoy the play aspect of the job and regularly create and run games for the children. It’s really satisfying when the children smile or show enjoyment in these. Also, the funny conversations you can have with the children are great as well.

Have you always worked in childcare?

In the past I worked as a delivery driver, school care taker, furniture builder and in retail. The reason I’m currently working in childcare is because I find the work more enjoyable than the other jobs I’ve had.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Playing games with the children, talking to the children and the funny things the children say.

What is the hardest part of working with children?

Dealing with a child who is upset by something that you can’t help with, for example, a child who doesn’t like the share rule and this upsets them.

What keeps you working in childcare?

Feeling that I am part of a good, friendly team and working in a room which is fun and the funny and positive responses from the children.

Why do you enjoy working for Childbase?

Job safety is important to me and Childbase are a successful company. The friendly staff and ‘once in a lifetime’ trips the company offer. We also have a good budget for resources.

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

Be open minded as everyone is different.

Job safety is important to me and Childbase are a successful company.