IF your warm smile makes each child feel special
And you recognise each child’s unique potential
IF you can read the same book ten times with ease
And you gently tend bumped heads & scraped knees

IF you lead the singing with a tuneless passion
You can settle disputes and encourage interaction
IF you can talk about dinosaurs extensively
And crazily laugh at silly jokes excessively

IF you’re able to spot a disagreement from a distance
You’re flexible and can change planning in an instant
IF you can do a head count as children move about
Or walk home covered in glue, playdough and paint

IF you just smile as you’re handed a worm, bug or bogey
You have limitless energy for endless okie-cokies
IF you patiently guide a 2-year-old’s emotional storm
And conversations about bodily functions are the norm

IF you can hear one child crying above almighty noise
You throw yourself into silly dances without any poise
IF you deal with wee puddles, tantrums & snot – all at once
You can gently encourage a child who’s full of reluctance

If you professionally put new parents at ease
Sing pirate songs loudly as you sail the high seas
If you can read stories with silly voices and drama
Turn up for Children In Need day in your pyjamas

If you can role play picnics drinking many cups of tea
Or calm and soothe a sobbing child tenderly
If you can organise forty pairs of wellie boots
For Forest School learning about bugs, trees & roots

If your sense of smells so good you can sniff out a poo
You have a strong bladder – there’s no time for the loo
If you can inspire a child’s awe and curiosity
Then – a perfect Preschool Teacher you will be

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