Updated: Jan 11
✦ Do you know what it's like working at TG's? TG's Educators love going to TG's every day, and here's why!
Have you ever wondered about that dream job where you get to do exactly what you love, where you enjoy getting up in the mornings, ready to go to work?
This isn't some non-existent Utopia - it actually is possible and if you have met one of TG's Educators, you'll know what that means.
If you think about the number of hours we spend every single day at work, it would make sense to say that our work environment is really important. It's not just about getting a job to pay the rent and feed the children. We want to have a job where we feel fulfilled, valued, appreciated and that we are contributing our skills and experience, where in our own little way we can make a difference.
And if we actually have FUN at work then that's a huge bonus! It's an emotional salary that is not always a given in every job. Today we get a glimpse into the world of TG's Educators and find out why they love what they do.
APPRECIATION GOES A LONG WAY
People who are appreciated always do more than what is expected.
You've probably read this quote before, and many share personal experiences of how they are motivated to go the extra mile simply because their bosses, colleagues or clients show appreciation of what they do.
TG's Child Care has always stood out with their strong presence across regional Australia where they are well-known and loved for their commitment to high quality care, education and community engagements and their diversity and inclusivity.
What people may not know is even with their Educators, TG's is also highly committed to nurturing them and giving their Educators just as much importance, attention and care as they do to the children and families.
It is no wonder that TG's Child Care has won quite an arsenal of awards for the business side of what they do:
Inaugural Uralla Shire Business Awards 2018
Employer of Choice at the Armidale Regional Business Awards 2017
Excellence in Business at the Armidale Regional Business Awards 2017
Excellence in Business at the Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards 2017
Gayle Kee - Business Leader of the Year - Armidale 2015
TG's educators are valued, loved, and nurtured as part of the TG's Family. What makes TG's Educators stand out is how they value their role as more than just a job. TG's families often show gratitude for how the Educators go beyond to make sure their children feel right at home and loved at TG's.
TG's takes care of their Educators and values their own individual learning journeys. TG's tailor-made staff development programmes allow the Educators to grow their careers and develop TG's culture. Their education and learning journey is every bit as important as that of the children.
There is a beautiful cycle of paying it forward with the loving kindness at TG's - the Educators celebrate the children's unique milestones on their learning journeys, and TG's in turn celebrate each Educator's unique gifts and milestones too.
TG's Educators have to juggle between work, family and their training for an early childhood certification. TG's makes it possible and motivating for their Educators to want to learn and grow. TG's environment is primed for this. The Educators thrive in a flexible and supportive environment where there are opportunities made available for them. Just like the beautiful cycle of life in TG's, because the Educators have been given so much, they in return are eager to offer their gifts to make TG's thrive.
Laura Mowle, Area Manager for Wauchope has experienced this herself during her professional career at TG's. For Laura, as every opportunity is a gift at TG's, she is always ready with her motto of ´give it a go´. And it has stood her well as it brought her to her current position at TG's today. She joined the TG's Family at the Armidale campus in 2010. From being an Educator, she grew to take on the roles of Team Leader and Educational Leader. While it meant having to relocate, she was ready for the challenge and wanted it. Laura studied for her Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood and became Centre Manager at TG’s High Street in 2016. In 2020, she became Area Manager for Wauchope, and she continues to give back to TG's every single day.
WE'RE NOT GOING TO WORK, WE'RE COMING HOME
For TG's Educators, TG's is not a place of work and toil to be delayed with several alarm snoozes and as many cups of coffee as possible.
Seeing is believing, and those who have experienced the loving, caring, joyful and laughter-filled environment at TG's can see why this is like coming home. There is a reason why they are called the TG's Family. TG's Educators do not feel like they are going to work every single day. TG's is a home away from home for them, this is where their extended family is, and TG's children and families can attest to that. Families feel safe leaving their children at TG's because TG's Educators are like mother hens who take every child under their wings as if they were their own.
This loving family atmosphere is what TG's Educators feel as well in their teams. Paddling the canoe together is a common saying at TG's, and each Educator knows that their team has their back and no one is left to deal with hard situations alone. Sometimes educators buddy each other when they are training and studying for their certificates and it is embodying the TG's culture of love, trust, respect, compassion and fun. It is about building relationships and collective thinking.
Home is where one feels heard, valued, respected and cared for. And TG's is all about that.
WE GO TO WORK TO PLAY!
Playing is taken seriously at TG's.
TG's is a place for fun, adventures, explorations and experiments. And that's not just for the children.
TG's Educators are Play Experts - Playing is Learning for Life at TG's and TG's Educators have never forgotten what it felt like to be a child. They recognise what children enjoy and need, what their interests are, their individual gifts and what opportunities they need to develop these gifts. Knowing what it's like to be a child helps TG's Educators to be so good at what they do. They can see the world from the eyes of a child. TG's Educators go to work to play, and they play really well.
Bron Byers is Centre Manager at TG's Uralla and children are her world. She nurtures and supports every child and family under her wing and she never gets tired of being involved with the children's excitement, discoveries, curiosities. Every day there is something new to learn and being actively involved in each child's world of imagination means every day there is something new to experience. Bron has experienced the magic of TG's as a parent and her children's graduation from TG's did not stop her from continuing to be a part of the TG's Family. She signed on to become a TG's Educator and she has gone from having children under her wing to having other Educators in her team under her wing.
DO YOU HAVE A TG'S EDUCATOR PROFILE?
TG's Educators have a very special characteristic and just for fun, in the spirit of TG's, here's a little quiz for you to take. See how many YES(!)s you score on having a TG's Educator profile!
Do you love being curious and creative ? Can you invent FUN every day?
Do you enjoy sharing your gifts (your experiences, skills, unique characters)?
Are you a keen observer who can identify each child's interests, understand their backgrounds, development levels and experiences?
Can you make learning fun and relevant for the children?
Do you explore ways to grow each child's gifts?
Do you advocate for everyone around you to reach their fullest potential? Are you passionate about continuing your professional development and growth?
Can you identify your gifts and those of others? Can you work towards success as a team?
Are you a good listener? Can you trust you have a voice in your team?
Are you an excellent communicator with families and are you excited to involve families in the learning journeys of the children?
Do you understand the importance of empathy to connect with children, educators, families and your communities?
JOIN THE TEAM, EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC
An important testimony to the magic of TG's is there are TG's children who have grown with TG's as children and who later grew up to join TG's again as educators. And there are TG's parents who trained to become TG's Educators - it is clear many cannot get enough of TG's!
The good news is TG's Child Care is currently hiring. WIth an ever-growing TG's Family, TG's is looking for Educators to join their team.
If you are an enthusiastic, experienced, friendly and energetic qualified Early Childhood Educator, with ECT Degree, Diploma or Cert 3 in Child Care & Education, have a good understanding of EYLF and NQS, and be able to deliver a high quality early childhood program, TG´s is excited to welcome new Educators into their friendly, fun-loving professional team.
TG's Child Care provides a family owned and operated Preschool and Long Day Care service, catering for children 6 weeks to 6 years of age with Preschool and Long Day Care Centres in Uralla, Armidale, Wauchope and Urangan.
TG's Child Care offers opportunities for further growth and development through education and skill development and leadership roles.
All 106 members of the TG's team embody their 3 foundations stones to build relationships, understand our gifts and encourage collective thinking that invokes Love, Trust, Respect, Compassion and Fun. TG's models excellence and thinks creatively and innovatively to support more than 468 children each week.
TG's Child Care locations and contact details:
23B John St, Uralla NSW 2358
61 Miller St, Urangan, QLD 4655
11 Samuelson Crescent, Armidale NSW 2350
Wauchope - Hastings St
33B Hastings St, Wauchope NSW 2446
Wauchope - High St
223A High St, Wauchope NSW 2446
Wauchope - Riverbreeze
3 Riverbreeze Drive, Wauchope NSW 2446
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