Shaping the futures of young children is a responsibility early childhood educators take seriously. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room for fun and laughs too!
While some may say ‘never work with children or animals’ we disagree wholeheartedly. A career spent with children means there is never a dull moment — and there are plenty of hilarious ones!
We’ve rounded up five of the funniest things educators have heard while working in early childhood education. And trust us — there are lots more where these came from.
One learner overheard a conversation between two best friends:
“What do you want to be when you grow up,’ said one.
“I want to be a gardener,’ said the other.
“Okay, well, I want to be a plant so that we can be together forever.’
We love the way children express themselves. Their way of looking at the world is undaunted by social conditioning, which means that some of the observations they come out with are just brilliant. Especially when their parents aren’t around!
One of our learners came across a child who waited for her dad to leave before revealing that “Daddy farted in the car so it wouldn’t smell when he came in to drop me off”.
The cat’s out of the bag! Sorry, Dad.
One of our trainers, Jess, was flattered when a young child complimented her new accessory:
“Excuse me, you have a bug on you” she said. “But don’t worry, it looks really good.”
Feeling your age
Watching children learn and grow can be a pretty special experience – but what if some children don’t see it that way?
One of our learners observed a group of children playing outside with a ball. One child abruptly sat down in the middle of the game and sighed.
“I’m getting too old for this,” he said, shaking his head.
Flavour you can see
When asked to name their favourite colour most children will say red…blue…yellow…green. But we’ve heard some pretty hilarious responses over the years, not least:
“My favourite colour is… ice cream!”
Early childhood education: a career full of laughs
There are so many reasons to work in early childhood education and getting your daily fill of hilarity is just one of them. If you’re looking for a career that’s full of laughs, becoming qualified in early childhood education might be the next step.
Practical Outcomes offers a quality training experience which sets you up to enjoy both the laughter and the rewards of a meaningful career. If you’re just starting out on your early learning journey, take a look at our CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. There’s also the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care if you’re ready for the next challenge.