I’ve learnt a lot from my first ‘Half Term’ doing my job as a nanny for a family near my uni!
It is such a rewarding and not to mention fun first job!
It has its perks in that it’s term time, and during the week, so my holidays and weekends aren’t filled with working somewhere arguably less fun and more tiring.
I absolutely love my job, I have always wanted to work with children, and I hope to work with children when I’m older as a primary school teacher! So this job is ideal in that I get to gain skills and experience, all whilst having fun!
Being a child at heart, it’s a very fun and entertaining job to do! I work for the family every Wednesday and Thursday, picking up the children from school and then walking home and spending the afternoon with them until their parents finish work! We do various things, from getting back and going through some homework, to making stickers and playing with slime and making stress balls, it is quite ideal for me!
I have certainly learnt a lot! At the beginning of the first year, I told myself, and my family, that in the second semester i would get a job- and that the first semester was for me to get to know my surroundings, my flatmates and my stress levels! And a job in the second semester seemed a distant nothing, but it swung round faster than you could say ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’
and initially, i was very hesitant, with thoughts like, oh its going to take up your time, (I always get a serious case of FOMO) you’re going to miss out and all that jazz. But honestly, a half term in and it was the best decision I’ve made! I have learnt a lot about myself, and the nature of having a job… introducing a new kind of anxiety- when you’re running late BECAUSE of public transport and there is nothing you can do about it except hate TFL. It reminds me, every time i work, why i want to be a primary school teacher! It has shown me that working with children is rewarding and certainly something you can never get bored doing!
(not to mention the pay isn’t awful but garunteed I don’t do it for the money)