Your Child's Carer's - Nursery

Kate

Working Towards Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

What is home to you?

While I was growing up my family moved around quite a bit, so anytime we are able to spend time together, I feel like I am home.

What are you grateful for?

I'm grateful for the wonderful experiences I've had and will continue to have in life and the amazing support network that I have around me each day!

What was your favourite book when you were a child?

"We're going on a bear hunt" by Michael Rosen has always been my favourite.

What is a quote that you live by?

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” - Malala Yousafzai

Why did you choose an Early Childhood Career?

I always knew I wanted to teach in some way, and helping children achieve their milestones is such a rewarding feeling.

What is your favourite part of coming to work at Mulberry Cottage?

I have worked in five different centre's since starting my Early Childhood Career;

Mulberry Cottage isn't just a "Childcare Centre". Mulberry Cottage is a family, and I am so lucky to come to work at a place where we are all appreciated and encouraged to become our best selves, and we consider the children and families to be our family too. I love watching and nurturing the growth in babies from Lullaby Lane all the way to Adventure Island!

Tori

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

What is home to you?

Home is a place where I feel safe & comfortable. A warm feeling and a sense of belonging.

What are you grateful for?

I'm grateful to be living a happy, healthy life & for all the wonderful people in my life.

What was your favourite book when you were a child?

Winnie the Pooh & Saddle Club.

What is a quote that you live by?

"Dream, believe, succeed."

Why did you choose an Early Childhood Career?

It has always been something I've wanted to pursue in & my love for children guided me in this direction.

What is your favourite part of coming to work at Mulberry Cottage?

Seeing all the children & watching them grow each day! Being able to teach young children & seeing the children develop in all aspects of their development. I can't forget to mention all the cuddles I get & smiling faces.

Chloe

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

What is home to you?

Home is Newcastle. I grew up here with my family and could never move from this beautiful place.

What are you grateful for?

That I have 2 arms, 2 legs and a healthy heart beat. I am able to attempt to conquer anything that comes my way.

What was your favourite book when you were a child?

Charlotte's Web or Possum Magic

What is a quote that you live by?

"Dream as if you'll live forever, Live as if you'll die tomorrow"

Why did you choose an Early Childhood Career?

I was hairdressing for 6 years previously and towards the end, I only enjoyed cutting children's hair, or nursing a baby while a mother was getting pampered. So a career change was all I needed.

What is your favourite part of coming to work at Mulberry Cottage?

Mulberry Cottage is such a big family. I feel like I am home whilst I work here. Pammy is amazing to work for and is always understanding of any situation.

Sam

Working towards Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care

What is home to you?

Anywhere with my friends and family.

What are you grateful for?

My family, friends and this beautiful thing called life.

What was your favourite book when you were a child?

"Bunny's New Shoes" from the 'Little Golden Book' Collection, I took it everywhere with me.

What is a quote that you live by?

“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never have enough." - Oprah Winfrey.

Why did you choose an Early Childhood Career?

I have a passion for teaching. I love watching children grow and develop, and having the opportunity to be a part of that is pretty special.

What is your favourite part of coming to work at Mulberry Cottage?

Working with such an amazing team and sharing my day with children and families doesn't feel like work at all. Also the cuddles from the children!

Jordyn

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

What is home to you?

I believe home is where you make it and where you feel warm to come home to everyday.

What are you grateful for?

I am grateful for my health, where I live, my family and friends and where I work, and who I work with.

What was your favourite book when you were a child?

"We're going on a Bear Hunt", "The Rainbow fish", "Green eggs and ham", "Hairy Maclary".

What is a quote that you live by?

"Do what you love, not what you think you're supposed to do."

Why did you choose an Early Childhood Career?

I chose childcare because I believe that children have this light and innocence in them that you cannot find in anyone else, and they're also why I love what I do.

What is your favourite part of coming to work at Mulberry Cottage?

That it is like coming to see your family everyday and spending it with people that care, suuport and love you everyday.

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