Hello my name is Kasey Cooke,
Dear Lovely Families
My name is Kasey Cooke. I am a new starter at the Tiny Scholars Childcare & Preschool family.
I have completed both my certificate 3 in children’s services and my Diploma in children’s services. I am currently studying my ECT (Bachelor of Education- birth to five years).
I have had over ten years experience in childcare and working in capacity as an assistant director in previous childcare centres. I have worked at both long day care, preschool ages and I have also been a nanny/baby sitter in my 10 years experience. There is no career that I have held that hasn’t involved a child. In fact, on a personal note, since I was 10 years old when I was asked by my year 5 teacher “what would you like to be when you grow up?” My response to my year 5 teacher was “I would like to work with children”. Also when my year 5 teacher asked me “why would you like to work with children?”, my response to that was “I had fun when I went to day care, the teachers were nice and they helped me learn and be the person I am today” . Nothing really has changed today and I have loved every single moment that I share with children. My biggest passion is seeing children grow and learning new things each and every day. There is never a dull moment with children. I find working with children both rewarding and challenging and I have used these terms interchangeably for a reason. When a child for example is challenging by constantly crying it is my job to work out why and transform that into a positive experience.
Since I was ten, I have had a passion to work with children and help them grow and develop, I was given the opportunity to have carers teach me and help me grow and I enjoyed it and want to spread my care onto the little kids and build special trusting relationships with the children and the families. When I was old enough and qualified during high school, I used to teach children from 2-8 years dancing and children ages 2-5 swimming lessons. I love being around children it doesn’t matter what kind of day you are having, seeing the children talk and play with their fellow peers and remember things you have helped them with always puts the biggest smile on your face. It is great to watch them grow up into the young children they are today.
My personal Philosophy is that I want to come to work everyday and work hard to build trusting relationships with the staff, children and the families of the centre. Each day I want to learn something new about the childcare and walk out and say wow, I learnt something today that I did not know. I want to walk into work and work to the best of my ability and continue to further develop my skills and knowledge in the childcare industry and take on new jobs within the centre as I am always eager to learn new things.
I am both honoured and excited to be head hunted by the Tiny Scholars management and I cant wait to meet everyone and look forward to being part of the Tiny Scholars family.