There’s no doubt that working in early childhood education is a rewarding field. In fact, great early childhood educators can help set a child up for a life of success, well-being and love of learning. This kind of superb early childhood educator is exactly what Nepean Industry Edge Training seeks to develop. We spoke to Anna, one of the trainers of the Diploma and Certificate 3 of Early Childhood, Education, and Care.
Anna started her career as a room assistant and, thanks to her current training, within three months of entering the workforce she found herself promoted to room leader, and then educational leader. This latter role saw Anna assisting staff to get in line with best practice and mentoring them in all areas. It was during this experience that she became frustrated with the quality of staff and felt her passion lay in teaching them the best practice during their training. After completing her Certificate 4 in Training and Assessing, Anna began teaching at NIET.
Having been with NIET for three years now, Anna’s most rewarding experience happens regularly when she checks on her current placement students. Here she bumps into past students who are doing exceptionally well, whether they are in leadership roles or a team player who is mentoring others in regards to best practice.
“It’s rewarding to see how far they’ve come,” said Anna. “They enter the workforce with fresh eyes, new ideas and current understanding of best practice. They are truly kicking goals.”
Classes include simulation exercises in a real-life kindergarten within NIET, placement, assignments, demonstrations, case studies, real-life situations and videos. You can see why in the recent government report NIET was awarded 95 per cent satisfaction rate by students, and 87 per cent of students finding employment.
If you are interested in a career working with children in early childhood, contact NIET because there are regular courses commencing.
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