Cassie (as she’s know around Choklits) holds a Certificate III in Children Services, has been working in early learning since 2010 and is our Pre-Kindergarten Room Leader.
Over to Cassie…
Over the years I’ve become even more passionate about providing a fun and child lead environment, where children can thrive and develop long life skills to help them achieve goals, as well as setting them up for success for life. I have a strong belief that all children should have a voice and be heard, as children are our future. I also love the fact that we as educators can partake and help build the leaders of tomorrow.
While working in this industry for over ten years, you come to realise just how rewarding and important it is working with children. Every week there is one or two things that happens that makes me super proud to be an educator. It’s in the little things I find I’m most proud of, whether it’s a child who can tell you the eight planets of the solar system in detail, to being capable of washing their dishes by themselves or even writing their own names. Each child develops in their own unique way and these achievements that may seem small, are actually something massive to these children, therefore making them very important and proud moments for me as well.
When I’m not at Choklits I enjoy spending time with my family. Growing up I’ve become a bit of a sports enthusiast but AFL football has been a family tradition since birth. Most weekends you’ll find me at a game supporting my footy team, the Richmond Tigers. I love watching movies and TV series. Music is a huge part of my life as well and you can often find me going to concerts or gigs. I also love to travel the world and immerse myself into the surroundings to really explore, learn and experience the culture and traditions of different countries.
A moment that made me laugh recently was when we were recording videos of the children saying a few words to their mums for Mother’s Day. As we were recording I asked the children all to say Happy Mother’s Day at the end. One of the last children I was recording said it very softly so I encouraged them to say it again and louder. After their last try, another child who was just passing by said, “Happy Cassie Day!!!” This made all of us giggle and definitely warmed my heart at the same time!