I’m Mark Lim! :) In 2008, I left my career in one of the top investment banks in Malaysia to pursue my passion in Childcare. Now, I work as a Nursery Nurse in the UK, and am pursuing Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) via a postgrad course. Someday, I’ll (hopefully) even run my own Childcare Centre!

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You can also check out My Reflective Journal, where I share my personal thoughts and experiences during my work placements. It mainly focuses on my communicating and developing relationships with the children, but there’s the occasional rant as well! 😉

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16 responses to this post.

  1. Mark, your blog has a good start and already attracting a handful of comments. Congrats mate!


  2. Thanks for linking to my page! Good luck with the Post Grad!


    • No worries, Lysa!

      I actually like your site the best out of all the Montessori sites out there. Yours is very well laid out, and I like the scientific evidence bit as well. 🙂


  3. Posted by Audrey Lee on 25 September, 2009 at 3:34 am

    Hi, Mark. Glad to know that you hv a strong passion for ECE. This area is in dire need of ‘male role models’, especially so in the early years centres and I am sure you will hv a great centre of your own soon. The past years have seen Malaysia putting emphasis on EC dev and edu. Which is good and I hope we will make bigger strides for the benefit of our future generation who will be the citizens of the world – ALee


    • Hi Audrey. Thanks for your support!

      Malaysia has indeed seem some developments in ECE, but I feel we still have a long way to go. Although the government has made some efforts to promote ECE, it could still be considered to be in its infancy stage. But positive change is happening, slowly but surely!


  4. Posted by Audrey Lee on 4 October, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Hey, the new look is great! It’s more reader-friendly.


  5. Thanks Audrey, haha, I’m honestly glad to know there’s someone who notices. 🙂

    I didn’t have much choice about changing the look though. The previous design was giving problems to users on Internet Explorer (thanks to Patt for pointing this out), and I wasn’t tech savvy enough to fix it.


  6. Posted by Rebecca on 4 April, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Hi Mark,

    Spoken to you before on FSF, just wanted to know how you’re finding the EYPS course? I’ll be moving into my last age group now and we’ve had our Gateway Review! Starting to panic about written tasks and the Setting Visit now but have to say I’m loving the course!

    Think this blog is a great idea, don’t forget to use it as evidence for some your standards!!



  7. Hi Mark,
    Just stumbled upon your site browsing for montessori related websites. I’m glad to have found yet another MAN in the childcare business. Seems like we are rather over powered by the other gender.

    I teach in a Montessori Preschool


    • Hi Mark,

      Great to find another male in this female-dominant industry. I do agreed that the children of these era do lack a lot of fatherly figures or male role models. If everything goes well, I should be running my own Montessori school next month (fingers crossed). I too come from a IT consultancy firm servicing a couple of Global 500 companies. It’s really like a big change. I did try look around for Montessori teaching position and although I am qualified, it’s impossible to get one. The directress of the school feels not comfortable hiring a male teacher. Dont know why.

      Anyways, look luck to your course (if you are still doing) and do keep in touch through emails.


      • Hi Joe,

        I know what you mean about the ‘special treatment’ for being a guy.

        So you decided to open up your own school instead? All the best!


    • Hi Ken,

      We may be outnumbered, but we certainly don’t have to be overpowered! 😉


  8. Posted by Joshua on 28 June, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Thank you for your inspiring blog. Very informative. I too am passionate about ECE.


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