Churchill Education has recently started a classroom-based program for students studying the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, and we’re pleased to report that the feedback so far has been excellent. Students in this program attend classes one day a week and complete practical placement throughout the year, so they can achieve their Diploma within approximately 12 months.
From what they’ve told us, the students have been really enjoying the opportunity to learn together in a fun, interactive and collaborative way. People from all different backgrounds, of different ages and with different levels of experience have come together in these classes.
They’ve made friends, had a few laughs and started to build their skills, all with the common goal of starting or furthering their careers as educators.
Here’s what Aanchal, one of the students in the first round of classes in Forest Lake, has to say about the program:
‘I’m currently working as a retail assistant, as an assistant manager. In India, I worked with children, counselling them. I’m hoping to get back into it through doing this course.
Working in retail for three years has been a great way to get to know the culture here. Watching the body language of customers, reading their signs – I’ve learnt that human nature remains the same, all over the world. Dress sense is a bit different, though!
Barbara [the teacher] is lovely. She teaches us with so much attention to detail, and everything is explained properly. With the assessment, she makes sure we understand everything and makes it apply to us, what we would do as parents or educators.
I don’t have children, but my sister-in-law has a fourteen-month old boy, and we all live together. Whenever I see him, I play with him. He likes listening to poems and rhymes.
I like the variety in the classes, it’s different every week. Change is essential, knowing that you have a new topic coming up. We’ve made puppets, learnt about what sort of food and drinks we can give to children, health and safety, all different things. It keeps you motivated.’
Thanks for the feedback, Aanchal! We look forward to seeing you at graduation.