It’s treasure hunt time

  • Laura
    Preschool teacher, Touhula Laivakoira, Palokka Touhula employee since 2014

Tell us about your job.

I work as a preschool teacher in Touhula Laivakoira. I started three years ago, first on a part-time basis, and now I’ve been a full-time staff member for 18 months. I’m privileged to work with the preschoolers, they are an awesome bunch!

What’s the best thing about your job?

The best things are the days that are never exactly the same and the continuous development.

What’s the most important thing in your work?

What matters most to us educators is that the kids feel at home, get to play to their hearts’ content, and that the days are filled with diverse activities.

What are the children like in your group?

Our gang is the best! The kids are wonderful, self-directed, and get excited about new things.

What kinds of expectations do you have for the coming year?

I hope to have stability and – at the same time – pleasant surprises and continuity. I also hope to be able to keep doing this work that I enjoy so immensely.

What’s the nicest memory in your career?

It’s impossible to name a single moment, but the trips, preschool soccer, and all-day trips to the woods are among the best.

A moment to remember in your work

My most memorable moment is related to the preschoolers’ trip to the woods that culminated in discovering a hidden treasure. The treasure consisted of preschool books – so the treasure hunt started at the moment of finding the books. This was truly a moment to remember for the children, and when a little preschooler looks me straight in the eye and whispers: “This is the best day ever”, it turned into the most memorable moment for me too.