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Tim, Kindergarten / Pre-school Teacher
Finland, workplace of 1-20 employees
Education
Bachelor, Sociology
Yearly salary (€)
25000-35000
In profession since
2011
Weekly hours
35-40

Could you describe your job in short?

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.

What do you do on average work day?

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.

What do you love about your job?

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!”.

What are the worst parts of your job?

Continuous amount of paper work, the official nature of the forms and bureaucracy. Occasionally challenging parents might make the job quite tough.

What are the most important skills in your job?

Communication Creativity Decision making Leadership Problem solving

What are the most important tools/softwares in your job?

Email

How do you acquire and develop these skills?

Training, experience and the willingness to keep developing yourself.

What does your work week include?

3.0h

Meetings / Group work

1.0h

Emails

1.0h

Independent work

2.0h

Breaks

0.0h

Travel

0.0h

Events