Prior to opening her own Family Day Care, she worked as an Early Childhood Teacher in a kindergarten in Melbourne and before that, spent 5 years as a Kindergarten teacher in China. “Working with children is her passion.” Ada shares that she still loves her work, 10 years down the track.
When studying for her Masters, Ada had worked as a volunteer in one of the preschools managed by bestchance. After building a relationship with bestchance, she felt as if she could trust the not-for-profit organisation who had offered her support and assistance during her time with them. “When I decided to, run a Family Day Care, I chose bestchance straight away.”
Ada’s Family Day Care has given her many opportunities to see the children in her care grow and develop. So when asked to choose a favourite memory of her time as a Family Day Care Educator she could not choose only one, and told us that there were many memories that stood out. One is when she is able to, “observe how children explore their open-ended learning environment with natural materials, by using problem solving skills.” Others include watching them, “communicating their needs with their peers, working cooperatively with their partners and contributing their ideas in discussions.”
As an Educator, Ada is able to experience these moments every day. Running her own Family Day Care with the support of bestchance has allowed Ada the freedom to guide children and help them grow. She has been able to achieve a work-life balance between spending time with her daughter and following her passion.