“Giving children the most valuable things” reminds all members in Soong Ching Ling Kindergarten. We regard the child-care job as one of the most important things in our daily work and put it into practice in the daily routines. Putting children’s safety and health at the first place is the responsibility of every teacher in Yiwu Soong Ching Ling Kindergarten. Now let’s go into the world of nursery teachers to see what they do each day.
A qualified nursery teacher can learn a lot from life care and how to improve children's independent abilities. As a saying goes, every day’s life is education. Nursery teachers should not only give supports in daily life to children, but also teach them how to take care of themselves. We encourage children to do everything that they can do by themselves. In the aspect of daily work, we add our featured curriculum such as labor courses and “little teachers” in order to help children to learn table manners, the way to clean themselves after going to toilets and lead them to develop good habits of saving water and tissue. Besides, we teach children to recognize different colors of their feces and pee with the purpose of fully using the function of living teaching. It is important to develop children’s autonomy and self-service ability and help them to become a responsible child.
Every nursery teacher in Yiwu Soong Ching Ling Kindergarten is well equipped, among whom there are pediatric masseurs, nursery teachers. Some of them even studied English in university. Every week they have professional training, such as the way of disinfection, management of children’s meals, the importance of children’s caring, diseases prevention etc. They play an important role of keeping children safe and sound as they grow up.
Only by focusing on every detail of each step, can we develop the quality of child care during a day.
First step: touch children’s front to check whether they have fever or not.
Second step: see their mental and physiological states.
Third step: ask if there is something wrong with their diet, sleep, defecation.
Fourth step: check if they bring unsafe stuff with them.
Before meals, nursery teachers need to wash hands firstly and then to disinfect tables for three times. During the meal, they also need to pay attention to kids who have some trouble in eating and to lead children to develop good habits. After all of these, they need to clear up.
Before nap time, nursery teachers need to close windows and draw the curtains firstly and then to check if there are objects in children’s mouth. During the nap, they need to observe children’s faces and breath. When children wake up, they help children to get dressed and make beds.
Before going outside, nursery teachers need to put all equipment in order and check if there are something broken to keep children safe. During outdoor activities, they observe children’s amount of exercise. As to children who sweat much, they help them to wear sweatband and remind them drinking more water. As to children who are weak in exercise, they will pay attention to reducing their amount of exercise.
They are like second mothers in eyes of children. As an important role, the nursery teacher is asked to have professional child-care methods based on different personalities of each child. For example, when facing children who don’t have enough sense of safety, nursery teachers need to give responses in time, like giving him a hug or comforting him.
In Soong Ching Ling Kindergarten, nursery teachers are unknown to public, but they are always the first one to help children in need. Nursery teachers are like screws. Even if they work in obscurity, they are absolutely necessary. Doing a special job, nursery teachers walk into the heart of children with sincerity and keep a close eye on them with love. they greet them with beautiful smiles, listen to them with patience, and embrace them with warm arms. They are so proud of this position where there are full of happiness, roses and sunshine.