I love working at my pre-school
by Hannah Proctor
About three years ago, when I was still at school, I was given an opportunity to try work experience in a pre-school, Footsteps Christan Pre-School, in Christchurch.
My teacher aide came with me to help me twice a week until I was good enough to do my jobs on my own. Then I was able to leave school and go to work there by myself.
I have a uniform and a special name badge.
I drive with my Mum to her work, and then I walk the rest of the way by myself to get to the pre-school.
My jobs are getting the morning tea plates and drinks ready for the children and doing the dishes afterwards. I also get things ready for the children for lunch time as well.
I enjoy playing with the children too, and I love working with the teachers.
Last year they asked me to work another day, so now I work three mornings a week.
They pay me now too. I feel happy to have a paid job. I like spending my money.
The teachers say they love having me working there.
They’re very kind and they give me lots of hugs.
I love my job.