Let’s start by getting to know the unique you!

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What do you value most? What’s important to you in your career? Helping others? Being creative? Teaching? Circle your values:

Ambition

Attention to detail

Authenticity

Work life balance

Being kind

Calmness

Challenge

Change and variety

Collaboration

Community

Compassion

Competence

Courage

Creativity

Cultural diversity

Decisiveness

Empathy

Excitement

Experimentation

Expertise

Fairness and social justice

Family

Financial security

Flexibility

Frankness

Fun

Generosity

Growth

Happiness/positive attitude

Harmony

Having a say and a voice

Health

Help others

Honesty

Humour

Imagination and creativity

Independence

Inner harmony

Innovation

Inspiring others

Integrity

Intelligence

Kindness

Knowing your vales

Knowledge

Laughter

Leadership

Learning

Living your dreams

Love for myself

Love for others

Making a difference

Making decisions

Massive wealth

Moral fulfilment

Music

Nature

Open communication

Passion

Persistence

Personal growth

Perspective

Physical challenge

Play

Power and authority

Professionalism

Protecting the environment

Quality of life

Quiet times

Recognition

Reliability

Respect

Results

Risk taking

Security

Self respect

Stability

Sunlight

Support

Taking responsibility

The big picture

Tidiness

Trustworthiness

Understanding

Wonder and awe

From that place bubbling with unlimited possibility, write up to 10 reasons why you became an educator!

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Do you know what you do best?

Perhaps you’re incredibly organized. Or, you might excel at motivating people, helping resolve disagreement, or researching hard-to-find information.

What are your strengths?

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Whatever your strengths, you have something valuable to offer. Find a role within your team that allows you to do what you do well. This will help you make a meaningful contribution – and increase your chances of doing a great job. Plus, it’s usually much easier, and more satisfying, to do tasks when you’re naturally good at them.

When a team works well together, creativity levels are generally higher, as people tap into one another’s strengths. This often leads to increased productivity, and an inspiring sense of collaboration and cooperation that moves everyone forward.

The most successful teams don’t just combine different technical skills; they also allow members to take on more general roles that cross traditional functional lines.

What responsibilities as an educator are you confident in performing and enjoy? Why?

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What responsibilities as an educator are you not confident in performing? Why not?

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Use the following template to design your job description as an Early Childhood Professional. Remember, you are not just an Educator. You are a role model supporting the development of children for their future.

Now share with your team why this is relevant for a fun based team.

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