These have been the most amazing years in my career. I love my job because it means I can support change in my community through the networking and relationships I build, and positive outcomes in the homes that I am privileged to be invited. The Directors at footsteps are without doubt leaders who have driven me to build up confidence in myself and make me believe that I can do anything I set out to do.
Michele, footsteps Teacher/kaiako, Wellington
Getting up in the morning has become exciting as I look forward to working with children and their caregivers and families. I have great support networks with colleagues and leaders who I can call on at any time should I need to. Most of all, I have learned to believe in myself and my abilities. Only when we believe in ourselves can we inspire others to do the same which brings positive change in real situations.
Angela, footsteps Teacher/kaiako, Wanaka
I love working for footsteps because it's an organisation that is truly passionate about the future generation of New Zealanders. As a mother myself, I know how important it is to prepare our children with the skills they need to be the best they can be. I also really like the fact that we all get along and can have a laugh together. - Although we work hard, we also make sure we take time out to do the things we enjoy as a team.
Marion, Support Office, Tauranga
Today, working for footsteps meant visiting children from all walks of life and bringing fun and happiness into their homes. It also meant I had time to listen to the radio, sing my heart out and look at the beautiful scenery of Southland. As I drove towards the snow capped mountains, with autumn trees framing the highway, I thought... this is a pretty good office'
Gillian, footsteps Teacher/kaiako, Invercargill