Our kindergarten is a smallish kindergarten of 80 children, with 15 employees. I have the main responsibility of leading a pre-school group of 22 children together with two other employees.
My work day starts between 6am and 9am in the morning and ends between 1.30pm and 5.30pm. My days are really varying, which is the best part of my job. We do really different kinds of activities with the children, from sports to painting and crafting and from spending time outdoors to listening to music. My work day involves eating, guiding, teaching, resting, spending time outside (no matter the weather), paper work and interacting with the children and their parents.
I love the fact that every day is always different. During the days I never have time to look at my watch, but I rather notice myself thinking “Is it really that late already!”.
Continuous amount of paper work, the official nature of the forms and bureaucracy. Occasionally challenging parents might make the job quite tough.
Training, experience and the willingness to keep developing yourself.