Be professional and committed, child care providers urged
Posted on June 25, 2012, Monday
KOTA KINABALU: Child care providers were urged to be sensitive to current issues and be committed to the task of assisting in early childhood development.
Child care providers need to be professional in playing their complementary role, more so now that they are facing a new generation of over protective parents, said
Deputy Director of Welfare Services, Said Sidup, when launching the State Level Child Care Providers Day at Putera Theatre Ballroom, Bukit Padang.
He said child care providers are not paid just to look after their children while their parents go to work, for they were trained to assist in the overall early childhood development.
“We have heard many negative cases happening in the taska (nurseries) through the media; we should prevent this from happening in Sabah.
“Child care providers must do their best to give the best to the children,” he said.
Said stressed that it is also important for parents to be responsible in the early childhood development and to refrain from leaving everything to the child care providers.
He said nursery operators should ensure their staff are working in a conducive place and moral support must be given to motivate them in working with children.