Interview With An Incredible Kids Playworker #2

Incredible Kids Playworker Standing Next to a Playtray

Why did you want to work as a playworker at Incredible Kids?

I’ve always worked with children, either babysitting or child minding. I really loved looking after children and I started to look for a job that fit similar criteria. Luckily for me Incredible Kids popped up in my search and it was just perfect!

What do you love most about your job?

I love the friendships you build with the children. It’s lovely when you can talk to them and get to know them, especially some of the older children.

Also when the children start coming to Incredible Kids they are usually really shy and worried about coming. However it’s great to see them a few weeks later when they’re more comfortable and confident with us. They begin to open up to us and we get to see them enjoy themselves.

Which was your most memorable moment at Incredible Kids?

All of the amazing parties Jeanna puts on are always memorable. My favourite memory of Incredible Kids is probably our Christmases with Santa and our decorations as everything looks so beautiful and the children love it.

How has working as a playworker at Incredible Kids changed you?

I think working at Incredible Kids and with my great team has made me more open minded seeing different people from different backgrounds. It’s also made me better at communicating with people and my time here has inspired me to work with children when I finish my education. 

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

When I’m not working, I like to be creative. I like things like painting, drawing and making things. I love that Incredible Kids supports any child that liked being creative too, there’s always something there for them to do.

Also, when I’m not at work I’m studying. I just finished college this summer and I’m starting university this September which I’m very excited about!

If, after reading how much fun we have at Incredible Kids it’s made you want to work with us, just take a look here for more information.

Interview With An Incredible Kids Playworker

Why did you want to work at Incredible Kids?

I grew up with my sister who has special needs, so to help keep her happy I would find unconventional ways of making her laugh. Due to my experience of looking after my sister, my Mother sent me a post for a play worker job at Incredible Kids.

I didn’t know much about Incredible Kids beforehand but the more I learned the more I related to what the charity was doing. At first I was worried that I might find the job difficult as I hadn’t been in this environment before but in the end it came naturally to me.

What do you love most about your job?

I love meeting all of the different kinds of people that come to the sessions. It’s nice talking to the parents and getting to know the children and finding out what makes them smile. It feels heart warming that I can help provide an environment where they can be happy and feel at home.

Which was your most memorable moment at Incredible Kids?

This is a difficult one as there are lot of things that stand out. One thing that stands out in particular was when we created a winter wonderland at The Vench. It was something that the entire team put their all into and the results were amazing and lots of fun. It really felt like something special and it was awesome to see all the families come and enjoy it. But if you asked me on a different day my answer would probably be different!

How has working at Incredible Kids changed you?

It’s given me a new perspective when it comes to special needs. A lot of the children do struggle with things due to their disability but they are often clever, imaginative, creative, funny, kind and amazing. This is the same for everyone as we all have our strengths and weaknesses.

In a lot of ways I can see myself in some of the children that come because I have things that I’m not so good at and things that I am better at. It’s been a confirmation to me that whether or not you have a disability, you are a special person.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

Snacking on noodles. Yum!

If, after reading how much fun we have at Incredible Kids it’s made you want to volunteer for us, just take a look here for more information.