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By Julia Brannen, June Statham, Ann Mooney, Michaela Brockmann

''Coming to Care'' bargains an unique contribution to the knowledge of care and care paintings in kid's prone in Britain within the early 21st century. It offers interesting insights into the standards that impression why humans input and go away care paintings, their motivations and the intersection in their paintings with their family members lives. concentrating on 4 assorted teams of staff - residential social staff, foster carers, relations aid employees and neighborhood childminders - who tackle the care of weak youngsters and adolescents within the context of quite low degrees of skills, the publication examines their existence path as care employees. It explores: the variety of things that allure humans into care paintings, together with the biographical conditions and the serendipitous elements that propel them into the paintings; their understandings of and dedication to the paintings; and the way their identities as care employees are created and sustained. The publication is extremely proper to present coverage debates concerning the improvement of kid's prone and reforming the childcare staff and provides various sensible thoughts. it may supply attention-grabbing analyzing to coverage makers and repair services, in addition to lecturers and scholars within the childcare and social care fields.

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Two other female care workers also linked their motivation to go into caring work to being carers during childhood, but did not pursue it until later in the lifecourse. Marleen Bennett, a mixed-race residential social worker who grew up on a farm in Africa, recalled how she and her sister looked after their mother when she was sick. She also remembered saying as a child that she wanted to become a nurse, when she was about 10 years of age. Much later when she was caring for 46 The origins of a care ethic in care workers’ childhoods her terminally ill parents (at the age of 30) she reported deciding to do nursing (see Chapter Four) but did not pursue the idea until she had emigrated to the UK.

So I thought ‘Oh that sounds interesting, I’ll go for that as well’ … which I absolutely loved. It was really my thing working with the, you know, under-fives. 44 The origins of a care ethic in care workers’ childhoods Loved it. ” Later in her interview Clare added that as a child she had always liked being with children and had done babysitting. However, it was also clear that earning her own money was an important reason for babysitting (and for other jobs) at that time, especially as her parents were not well off.

I was actually born in … in the West Indies, so I lived there for the first 10 years of my life without actually knowing that I had a mum and that. )Yeah. So I sort of like was then whisked away from that and brought to England to meet the woman that was supposed to be my mum, who in fact sort of like treated me like her slave really. I was her slave I should say. So I didn’t really get to do the things that children did, like to go out and be able to play with your friends and things like that.

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