Running amazing early education and care centres is hard work. It's a mix of layers of regulation, the changing expectations of parents & communities and above all, the need to create rich, meaningful educational experiences for the children in our care.
The problem is, when you start interlacing the 'must do's,' it doesn't leave all that much time for managers of our services to go above and beyond for our children, parents and communities. The reality is that running an early years centre is made even more difficult by the mountains of paperwork, and the under-invested, under-developed and low-quality technology solutions in the industry.
SIDE NOTE: In case you are feeling tired and need to hear someone speak for hours, ask me about how bad current CCMS systems are in the industry. Insomnia, gone.