HiMama is improving learning outcomes for children zero to five. We support early childhood education because the sector is the most challenging teaching environment. Low wages, lack of professional development and long days; HiMama’s aim is to ease childcare management and support early childhood professionals.
The HiMama team firmly believes that early childhood professionals deserve to be celebrated and that recognition is important. Our Educator Spotlight is one way we are shining a light on the important and undervalued work of childcare professionals.
“From a young age, children were drawn to me and people would always say that I had a wonderful way with them. I always knew that I wanted to work in early childhood, the first years are such an important time in a child’s life and I love watching them grow and learn”.
CHALLENGES IN EARLY EDUCATION
Time and Paperwork: “While working with children is wonderful, it’s not without its challenges! Time and paperwork are the two things that challenge me – particularly working in Family Day Care. This is because there are no other staff members to share the workload and I still have to see to my own 3 children. We make it work though and my family is a great support”.
FAMILY DAY CARE
“I wish Family Day Care educators were not so undervalued. All I can do is continue to provide quality care and education for all the children that enter my home”.
“I find so much joy in the bond that I share with the children. I still share close relationships with children I cared for 20 years ago. I have watched them grow into young adults with a great sense of pride. They have become family”.
“Parent communication is so important to me, if we are on the same page, we can provide the best learning opportunities for the children. I want the families to trust me and that means being open and honest with them”.
NICOLE’S CAREER GOALS
“I love what I do and I will continue to strive to provide a great environment for young children to play and learn”.
Do you have an educator you think should be in our Educator Spotlight? Contact us today and let us know!