This week, as part of my Early Years Recruitment Consultant induction, I was taken through the beginning of my Early Childhood Education professional development through our Academy of Excellence, Early Years, Trainer Ellie Basillio.
Many of you may not know this, but Murdock Education Recruitment owns The Academy of Excellence, lead by Ellie, which is a unique arm of our Recruitment Agency that provides Professional Development to the EY Sector. We also own and operate our own group of Long Day Care Centres AND our Director sits as the Vice President of The Australian Childcare Alliance in WA. All of this keeps our network up to date with latest developments within the sector.
As Recruiters at Murdock Education Recruitment, we are given on-going training on the Early Years Sector to ensure we understand the intricacies of the EYLF, NQS/NQF, pedagogical practises and requirements of the Educators we are recruiting.
Though I have been working in Education recruitment for many years, this is my first time focusing on Early Childhood, and through my training this week I felt an immense sense of ethical responsibility and practical realisation that the person who is potentially hired through my recruitment process will directly impact the service operations, but more importantly the children and their ability to Belong, Become and to Be.
This was a profound moment in my career, a moment where I became even more aware of the part I play in this sector, where I fully understood the responsibility I also have to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff, services and children in this sector, and where I found a deeper level of understanding of the intricacies of what Early Childhood Educators and Leaders do every day.
So this Friday I wanted to send a shout out to all the Early Years Professionals in my network! What you do is utterly inspiring, and I want to be great at what I do for you.