Looking for a career change?

Michael
Kindergarten director

I guess I’ve always needed a creative outlet. It’s a bit of a cliché, but, when I was 17, I bought a guitar from a second hand shop, and I’ve been playing ever since. After my first role as a Queensland Police Officer, I studied fine arts and later exhibited some of my works, but neither of those jobs was the right fit for me.

 Early childhood teaching lets me proactively shape young lives and draws on my creativity. The kids are open and caring and we’re always finding new ways to play and to express our ideas.

 I’ve come full circle, from being part of what might have been the worst day of someone’s life, to being part of some of the best days of the kids’ lives. I’m sharing in a joyous developmental period, when kids are so vibrant and impressionable. I learn as much from them as they do from me. At Kindy I feel empowered to make a difference. At the end of each day, I know I’ve made the world a tangibly better place.

It’s never too late to consider a career in early childhood.  Find out what skills you need, and where you can work.

Published — 15 May 2019 Last updated — 21 June 2019

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