Introducing Ike Robin (@the_manny_life_of_ike), a manny training at Norland College!
Read on to find out more!
Hi Ike! Please can you tell us, how did you first get interested in working in childcare?
When I was growing up I always said to myself that I want a career based around making people happy and inspiring lives, and that is what childcare is for me. Working with children and families is such a rewarding job, and it’s one that drives me to keep doing better. The impact you can have on someone’s life is incredible. My day-to-day life is based around learning through play - who else gets to say that?
Overall my goal is to ensure children grow up knowing that they can do and be anything in this world, and that life should not have limitations. I would love to be able to change a person’s mindset from ‘ I can’t’ to ‘ I can ‘ and that all starts in your earliest years. And that is why I want to work in childcare.
There are a huge range of places you can study childcare. Why did you choose Norland College?
I chose Norland because my sister studied there; she graduated around 8 years ago. She was a big inspiration for me, and I got to see how creative and hands-on the course is. My sister would also come home with the most amazing sewing projects and tell me about the fun she had had in her placements. This is what drove me towards Norland’s particular training. Norland is completely unique, there is nothing like it and it is so exciting to be connected with people who have the exact same dream as you.
So what is your current position?
Over the Christmas holiday I worked full-time nanny role with an amazing family. We had loads of fun preparing for Christmas with decorating and cooking. This was extremely special as I worked alongside a pregnant mother. Because of this I have learnt loads about supporting someone through pregnancy.