As part of the Story of My Life (#SOML) hashtag, we’re shedding light on five inspiring, entrepreneurial women whom we love! Their journeys reflect great hardships and various challenges, and every detail is beautiful in its own way. Here’s Mrs. Joan Finken’s inspiring story…
How did Børnehuset Ullerslev come to life?
Our journey started in 1971. In 2010, we shifted from a municipal nursery to an independent Danish institute that caters to childcare needs.
What was the most challenging part?
I had to learn all the nooks and crannies of management from scratch. It was a bit overwhelming at first as everything was new to me. Yet, I had an entire team backing me up. So, it all turned out great in the end.
What would you advise practitioners in the childcare sector?
Understand what you are doing. Write down all the pros and cons and weigh them against each other. Remember to take time off when you can and then just try it.