Thanks for ‘wonderful’ teacher

2015-12-08 06:00
Little Lock pre-school teacher Carol Mills with one of her ex-pupils Cameron Froud. He attended the crèche in 1996 and participated in the reunion for Mills there last week.

Little Lock pre-school teacher Carol Mills with one of her ex-pupils Cameron Froud. He attended the crèche in 1996 and participated in the reunion for Mills there last week.

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It’s never an easy thing when a parent has to drop his child at a crèche for the first time.

But parents who take their children to Little Flock pre-school in Rondebosch say it was an easy transition. The teacher at the school, Carol Mills, has a big heart and knows how to keep the children calm and assure the parents that it will be easy for them as well.

For the past 20 years she has been running the crèche, parents say she has done an amazing job. That’s why they decided to hold a reunion so that they can thank her.

Last week children who have gone to the crèche got together and had a good time with their teacher. The event was organised by one of the parents who said it was very important to thank Mills and for her to see the children who passed through her classroom.

Laura Russell, a parent, says the reunion was a gesture of appreciation.

“She is a wonderful person. She just has this calmness and ease that makes you as a parent feel comforted. It’s never easy when a child goes to school for the first time, but she makes it look so easy.

“We wanted to show her that she is very important to us and she plays a vital role for our children, so most of the kids who have been to the school came and we had a nice time. Their parents came as well; we were just walking down memory lane and our kids played. We were watching them, how far they have come and where it all started; (it) was really heart-warming.

“We also made a picture book for her of the kids whom she has taught. Some parents had up to three kids who have gone to the crèche, that’s how good she is, so we really wanted to thank her.”

Mills says she started the crèche because she had just moved to Cape Town from Johannesburg and didn’t know where to take her children. From there on it grew and a lot of people came to it and it has been going strong since then.

Mills says the reunion made her feel loved and appreciated.

“It was so wonderful. I didn’t know they were doing this for me. It was really a nice thing, seeing all the old and new faces come together. They showered me with gifts and there was a mother who kept a picture of me every year till now and it shows how gracefully I have grown. All the kids around me just made my day. It was really nice to catch up and how everyone remembered a thing or two about me. I love children and seeing them all grown and successful in life is really a good thing.”

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