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Staff Reflections - Vassia

Staff Reflections - Vassia

Vassia Sarantopoulou

Position :  Out of School Care Practitioner​
Nationality: Greek
Languages:  Greek, English, ​Dutch
Length of Time at Zein: Since July 2014

VASSIA'S STORY
Applying at Zein was my first thought after I finished my Master in Child Psychology, and truly I didn't hesitate a moment. The fact that I would work with children from countries from all over the world, with different cultural backgrounds, genuinely intrigued my curiosity. I knew it promised to enrich and deepen my understanding of, and experience with, children and I wasn’t wrong!

After having worked for 2 years at Zein so far, I can say that it has been a mutually beneficial and valuable experience between me and the children.  I have both taught and been taught a lot at the same time. 

In Zein we are a big team - resembling a lot like a big family: the teachers support and help each other, and all together we give the most of our love and care to the children. For me, it's exciting that my colleagues are from many different nationalities and I can learn a lot about their culture and exchange ideas about our way of thinking and working. But first and foremost, they are professionals with a wealth of expertise and experience in their field and I feel privileged to work alongside them.

ZEIN keeps expanding not only to the outside, but also from within: we are offered a variety of trainings that aim to better our practice, and that is something really remarkable. I am happy to be part of this team and to meet all these wonderful people, and I'm looking forward to all the good things that my future in Zein will bring!"