>> How are other people’s should’s effecting YOU?? <<


I ask myself questions when I journal
When I reflect on the week
When I reflect on my week as an educator
This question came up
How are other people’s ‘should’s’ effecting me as an educator??
This week I have read questions about…
>> hours of care (when should you open your FDC)?
>> pricing your care (should you raise your price)?
>> would you give notice (should I give notice to this family)?
I get it – we feel isolated – we want to bounce ideas off others
We crave connection and understanding
I get it – it’s not often an easy decision to make
We crave the ability to not make mistakes
I get it – it’s not something we have had to deal with before
We crave the experience of others
BUT we ARE educators
We love the connection with the children
We love that in their eyes we don’t make mistakes
We love that we can guide them through our growing experience
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BUT still we question
We question ourselves as educators
AND OFTEN yes OFTEN
We look to others when we NEED to do what works for US…
Reflect on our practice
Journal or take time to think
Take time to refill our own cup
BEFORE we try and support or question others
ASK OTHERS – BUT THEN…
ASK YOURSELF what is the right answer?
What will work for ME
What will work for MY family?
Deep inside YOU know – YOU really DO!!
Share with me, what questions are YOU struggling with
Take on advice, experience and what works for me
BUT then step away
AND decide what will work for YOU??
Share with me – WHAT WILL WORK FOR YOU??
Kath
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YES, I’M in MY PJ’S


I want to be PROFESSIONAL
BUT
That does not mean BORING
Today was our pyjama day and I LOVE it
I really do
The children LOVE it
and that makes for a fabulous day
We attended our playgroup PJ party
The children were super excited
Super Excited Children = Happy Parents
BUT I found myself with that little niggle
The questions that pop up
When we aren’t 100% comfortable
Guiding the children across the carpark
YES In my PJ’s
With four little people
ALL in our PJ’s
The questioning looks – Judging looks
You know the ones
What are you up to?
Why are you dressed like that – OR why aren’t you dressed?
Yes I took a deep breath
Yes I smiled to myself
AND re-convinced myself it was time for some fun
Have we forgotten FUN
FUN is a part of being an educator
Engaging children – Having FUN
An essential part of learning
Being positive
Offering Excitement
Encouraging being unique and individual
It’s all part of what we do
Part of being early childhood educators
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But there’s MORE
Isn’t “FUN” part of being a child?
Isn’t “FUN” part of life??
I want my children to HAVE FUN…
I WANT to have FUN!!
PJ party’s, special days…
What out of the ordinary do YOU offer
Encourage, guide and enable
FUN in your care setting – In YOUR LIFE??
Kath
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>>You CAN’T be an educator<<


Why would you want to be?
What makes you think, this is something YOU will achieve?
Why did you start your training, your journey?
The questioning deep inside
How did YOU know this path was for you??
Supporting, guiding, connecting with children
Building confidence, resilience, social skills every day
EVERY DAY
Is this path REALLY for you?
How do you know?
Why do early childhood educators just keep going?
Where does the driving force come from
How DO you know – with certainty –
that ECE is meant for you…
We focus on connection and belonging
On what our families and children NEED
What do YOU know to be true?
A level of TRUST, trust in ourselves?? MAYBE
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A deep KNOWING that YOU make a difference
A passion that drives YOUR ACTIONS
You do SUPPORT
You do GUIDE
You do CONNECT
EVERY DAY
BUT IF YOU DON’T
It’s time to question
It’s time to dig deep and search your soul
It’s time to find the PASSION again or WALK AWAY
Children NEED early childhood educators that FEEL
Feel the passion, drive, confidence and certainty
EVERY DAY
IS THAT YOU??
What ACTIONS are you taking TODAY??
Kath
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p.s.
This was ONE of the topics shared
in our #QandA this week in the EYPMastermind
If YOU are seeking likeminded educators
AND a new level of support.
Be sure to take ACTION!!
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Do you love it?


I know some LOVE it
Some hate it, struggle with it, can’t find the flow
BUT I LOVE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
4 little munchkins asleep
3 schoolies making an easter hunt for the munchkins when they wake up
What could BE better?
The opportunities…
The guiding of kindness – understanding – focusing on what others will love
The conversations…
Will they be able to do this
Will they like it
Will they find it here?
As an Early childhood educator
As an advocate for mix aged care settings
As a dedicated FDC educator
I know THIS is what it’s all about – I GET it
BUT I ALSO REALLY LOVE IT
Facilitate the opportunity’s
Opportunity’s for children to WANT to do things for each other
Caring – Understanding – Kindness

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This is where it starts
Do you know – feel – LOVE
the importance of being an EDUCATOR this week??
Kath
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Do YOU need support
Last weeks #QandA looked at Schoolies and the importance of not forcing them
into a new routine too early in the school holidays.
Check it out or message me for support
The EYPMastermind is the place to be…

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