Shashee began her career in the field of early years through a brief teaching stint in a pre-school and she discovered the joy that comes from just being in the company of children. As a result, she found her interest and passion in facilitating children’s growth in their formative years as early childhood is when the early seeds of one’s character are planted and nurtured.
Shashee believes that besides building academic learning, children can reach their potential in the context of relationships that are based on values of trust, respect and positive regard for others. Since then, Sashee has acquired a Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood (Teaching and Leadership), a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Practice by the Council For Awards in Children’s Care and Education a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education with Monash University and a Diploma in Legal Studies from Temasek Polytechnic.
Shashee recounts of her career in early childhood:
Having worked with children aged between 18 months to 6 years old for the past three years, I believe in the importance of providing opportunities for children to progress naturally through experiential learning, where most crucial skills through which young children can learn from, are through feelings of self-worth and competence. I share White Lodge’s belief that all children have a right to learn, grow and participate in the community and in a nurturing environment that allows them to achieve their highest potential.
I really look forward to working with the children and collaborating with parents and community to enhance children’s learning. I believe in working with an awareness where one constantly reflects upon the values and beliefs that one holds. We are early childhood educators and we impact parents and children. Through lifelong learning and research, I try my best to keep abreast of developments in the field of early childhood education so that I can carry out my duties and responsibilities as a professional early childhood educator with greater confidence and aplomb.