The staff at Exsportise are very special. They love what they do and they love making sure everyone is happy, healthy and having a good time. Here, one of our Soccer Coaches and House Parents, Aaron, shares a typical day with us….
As a houseparent, the day often begins early with the responsibility of waking up the children. After the children are awake I take the opportunity to eat breakfast – a daily struggle of resisting a full ‘fry up’ – making sure there is sufficient staff presence in the house. It is then time for the staff meeting (usually commenced by a poor joke from Jason, Centre Manager – still funnier than me). Following the staff meeting we clear the house and send the children to their morning meeting. I then head down to football to prepare my session with the other football coaches.
After 3 hours of football I accompany the children back towards the dining area before eating lunch and ensuring sufficient house coverage. If I coach football in the morning I will have the afternoon off to relax, work out, and read. Soon enough it is dinner time, which follows the same procedure as breakfast and lunch.
After dinner, there is a staff meeting for evening entertainment and we receive our roles for the night. Entertainment varies from mini Olympics to Vegas casino night, from Blind Date to Dodgeball – but it is always fun to be a part of. After entertainments I ensure all children are back in the house and ready for bed. After some down time with the staff I go to bed and recharge ready to go again tomorrow!