The bond between a parent and child goes beyond something that can be explained. So when it comes time for your precious little human to enter the world of childcare it is normal to ask questions like – how can anyone possibly love my child the way I do?
Read on and let Sia Tsoutas take you inside her personal experience. She juggles 2 child care centres, 3 teenage kids and her husband. A juggle – yes! But a struggle – no. When someone loves what they do as much as Sia does, its shines thorough in her employees, her centres and the kids she cares for…
How long have you been at KindyFun?
10 wonderful years.
Tell us about you as a person.
I have been in childcare for over 20 years. During this time heaps has changed and I’ve had to roll with the punches. 5 years ago I completed my degree my Early Childhood Education. This was a huge achievement as mother of 3, wife and business owner. In 2014 I purchased Kindy Fun Caringbah. This was a very stressful time and I needed to change my life around to manage 2 kindy’s and family. Now that I have been running Kindy Fun Taren Point for 10 years and Kindy Fun Caringbah for 5 years I wouldn’t have it any other way.
What’s the team like you’re part of?
My team is awesome. The girls are respectful, loving, caring and treat Kindy Fun as their own. Long standing educators is a reflection on the support and love that I as an educator/director give to them. Without my team of beautiful educators Kindy Fun would not be what it is 10 years on.
What do you enjoy about working with children?
Love the growth and helping achieve milestones in their development. I enjoy building loving and trusting relationships with the children and being a very important participant in their development.
What do you believe is the most important thing to teach to children?
Children need to feel love and trust that they can achieve whatever they want within boundaries. I feel that challenging children to succeed in life and most importantly, being confident when they enter kindergarten.
What do you think we can learn from children?
Everyone can learn from children. Their carefree and adventurous nature allows them to live life. As adults we need to learn to relax and enjoy life. Live life stress free and not worry about what people might think of you.
What are the most rewarding days in your job and why?
Everyday is rewarding. Children surprise us everyday. My favourite things the children have said to me are:
“I love you Mrs Sia”
“you are so beautiful Mrs Sia”
“you have such a beautiful voice Mrs Sia”
“you are my favourite teacher”
“I missed you”
When children look into your eyes and say that, what more do you want?
Considering the name ‘KindyFUN’ what do you do for FUN at work and outside work?
Sing, dance, PARTY! Anything goes when Mrs Sia is around.
At home I love to spend time with my family. Enjoying precious time with my teenage kids and my husband.
Chat to Sia anytime about your questions or worries regarding your little one and childcare options. You will feel like she’s been a friend of yours for years – we love that!