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Trainee Educator Lexi Monk: I love watching children grow

“My name is Lexi, I’m 19, and I’m a Trainee Educator at MercyCare Heathridge Early Learning Centre.

This is my first job in childcare, and it wasn’t a hard decision to make because I love being around children and watching them grow.

I am currently doing my Certificate III in Early Childhood Learning as I want to be the best educator I can be, but I also want to work my way up and get all the experiences that childcare can offer by working with children in different age groups.

Lexi playing with one of the children.

Since joining MercyCare mid-last year, I’ve learnt so much about child development, working as a team and communication with parents. By the end of my studies, I want to have a full understanding of it all.

I’m lucky that the staff at my centre have helped me tremendously not only with my day-to-day tasks but they are always there to answer any questions I have about my Certificate III units.

Being a trainee educator, what I love most is watching the kids grow and develop. And as a trainee, I get to experience each room and have loved following children when they move into their next room.

I also love starting off my shifts with a big warm welcome by all the little children who run over to give me cuddles when they arrive. I love working at MercyCare Heathridge Early Learning Centre, not only because I get to work with some incredible little people, but I also have a special connection to this place because I used to attend the same centre when I was young, so it’s nice to give back to others all these years later.”