Russell Ballantyne

Why do I like teaching very young Children?

“I enjoy celebrating the achievements with the children and we get to see children at their most positive time of their life where everything is exciting and wondrous. To see a child come into our centre as a baby of six months and to leave as a thriving, confident, competent and skilled person is a privilege that we get to share every day …and every day is different …can’t actually think of a better way to spend my working life.”

Why do I like teaching at Early Childhood on Stafford?

“I believe we have created something special here where everybody can be themselves and where multiple voices get heard. We have many differing approaches to teaching here and I believe that the children get a real opportunity to develop relationships with a wide variety of adults and peers – so multiple things are happening all at the same time – it’s a fun environment where both adults and children grow”