Workplace Bullying is something that each of us may have experienced at some point of time in our industry. It makes you feel incompetent, it's depressing and you feel worthless. No one should ever make you feel negative, especially at your work! Workplace Bullying is a serious risk to the emotional wellbeing and health of educators and it needs to be prevented and dealt with if it does occur. It's unfortunate but it still exists in early childhood settings!
Conflicts are a common part of relationships and can happen within the workplace. Each and every person has their own thoughts, ideas and perspectives and you can’t expect people to agree with each other all the time. Knowing how to handle a conflict in a positive way provides an opportunity to strengthen your relationships in the workplace.
Encouragement is a self-esteem enhancing tool that we as childcare professionals should utilize more often. By using encouragement it focuses on the child rather than on the adult. It helps children to feel that we (adults) are interested in them and in what they are doing. It also shows that we have taken the time to notice how they are feeling.
Are you thinking of starting a traineeship in childcare? Well from personal experience, working in this child care industry brings great fulfilment and satisfaction. Watching these little kids grow each and every day puts a smile on your face. Now I'm not gonna say that every day is a good day. It is very hard work at times and sometimes you get the children who test your patience and yes some times you just want to scream but it's all part of the fun and the hard work all pays off in the end!