Tess Cook looks after HR and Administration at our Head Office. We sat down with Tess to find out what motherhood means to her and she shares her own experience of sending her son, Jack to our Margaret St centre. Tess enjoys the sense of ‘family’ at Care for Kindies and sent her own son to give him the best start in life with the right tools to develop and grow.
Being a mother is a lot harder than I thought ☺ Motherhood to me is being a supportive and positive role model for my son. Being there for him (both physically and emotionally) and leading and guiding him to make sense of the world. Also giving him the tools to live a happy and meaningful life.
I have known the staff at CFK for a long time and I was very comfortable sending my son to Margaret St from a young age (5 months). The teachers are very kind and caring, my son built attachments with the teachers quite quickly which helped him settle in within a few weeks.
Was I sending him too soon ☹ Should I be staying at home longer. Is he ready. All these fears disappeared when I started.
Leaving him. He was a bit teary I automatically wanted to comfort him. I found it was easiest if I said a quick goodbye and left. After a few weeks it much got easier.
Coming to work every day you do get a sense of that ‘family’ feel. Everyone works together to help, support and encourage each other. We are a very friendly workplace ☺
I underestimated how great it would be for my son’s development. Socially it has been fantastic. He loves playing with other children. It has also been great for his physical and emotional development.
Warm, supportive, caring, positive, encouraging,
At Care for Kindies we share a common goal with parents to provide the best environment possible for their children to grow into wise, informed and happy beings. We are proud of the family network we have created and welcome you to join us like Tess did!