That Friday Feeling
Whilst most people are logging off their computers, downing their tools and closing their shops. The most passionate workforce in the world are yet to switch off.
As I watch the Early Years forums I see managers and staff who still cannot switch off and sadly do not see the massive accomplishments they have achieved or see their value at all.
You may not be able to Save THE World but you have Saved A World. The World of a child. It may have been by a safeguarding intervention, when you listened to that child when no one else would. It maybe that you have saved a child from their bedtime fears by giving them the strength to slay their own monsters.
You may have created the most wonderful construction area and inspired a child to build and care for the world around them, who knows this child maybe the architect of the future who loves to build but cares about his environment and all because of you.
Your wonderful story telling skills may have shown a child how happy books make people so she wants to grow up and write stories of her own.
With your skills to show children that it is fun to write for a purpose you may have instilled a love of wanting to learn and created the early years professional of the future who wants to teach others through play and passion.
Your gloop area may have shown a child that it is fun to experiment and create potions, this child may find a cure for diseases of the future by their love of experimentation, or you may have, just by giving a hug to the child who comes to you for reassurance shown them they can be brave and try new things as there will be someone there to catch them if they fall.
You are the slayers of monsters, the creators of careers, the builders of dreams you can and often do save A World. So however hard it may be take time for you, to bask in the glory of your success. You are truly awesome every day, not once every 48 months and you make a difference in the WORLD. Enjoy your weekend and remember it is all because you took the time to listen with your ears, heart, and mind, to the smallest and most important people on our planet.