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A Student's Journey in Child Care - Margot

A Student’s Journey in Child Care – Margot

Child care student, Margot, recently entered a writing competition with Axcelerate, and wrote about her time studying with Macquarie Community College. We are excited to share her story below about how she was able to break through her negative inner critic to feel optimistic about her future.

Margot's Student Journey

"I was greeted warmly by Carol at the reception of Macquarie Community College (MCC) when I was enrolling to do my CHC50113 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. I was optimistic about my studies straight away and was excited to be studying again in Early Childhood.

My first day at the college, I was enlivened by Sue Bryant’s approachable teaching strategies. She is a teacher who is warm, positive, patient, nurturing, fun, caring, works hard, and makes a difference in her students’ lives.

Sue always believed in my ideas and desires and she encouraged me to pursue my dream to work in the early childhood area, providing a safe, warm, nurturing, rewarding environment, for me to learn in.

Of course there were times when I heard my negative inner critic take over, but Sue, Heather (Lead Trainer) and the staff at MCC stood by me and helped empower me to get through the course. They would always help me think positively and never stopped believing in me, even when I was struggling with things like using my computer or getting through my course notes. With a gentle nudge in the right direction they used warmth, compassion and practicality to encourage me forward.

The team found ways to help me drive forward with my ideas rather than stopping my passion. They always encouraged me and my study buddies to continue to think of ways to make positive and proactive changes in the Early Childhood sector.

Through studying at MCC, I feel more empowered to make my voice heardand making sure the industry treats adults and children with fairness, compassion and human rights.

But this isn’t the end of my story, I have been inspired to do further studies, so I am excited about what the future brings!"


Thank you Margot for sharing your story and good luck with the writing competition!

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