When Kellie Ellingsworth became a mum her perspective on life changed. She found herself wanting to learn more about early childhood development and as a result, she was drawn to studying a degree in early education.
After she completed her first placement in a G8 Centre she knew she had found her niche.
“I chose early childhood education as I was a mother of a one year old daughter and I really wanted to better my knowledge to benefit her. Then I fell in love with the curriculum and now I'm hooked!"
Kellie credits the support and passion of the staff at the G8 centre as the reason why she got so much out of her placement.
“My placement at the G8 centre was fantastic. All staff were extremely welcoming and fully supportive throughout my month long placement.
“I really enjoyed having the opportunity to run learning experiences and then receiving the critical and encouraging feedback from not only my mentor teacher, but from all staff within the kindergarten room.
"The ability to watch, observe and plan experiences based on what the children liked and were showing interest in was invaluable.”
Kellie plans on graduating in 2019 and already is looking forward to gaining employment in early education.
“The placement gave me a true indication of what it is I really want to do in the future and that is become a Kindergarten Teacher."
Learn more about our new partnership with G8 Education here.