FOR Tannum Sands' Leanne Christensen, her job is child's play.
Working in the childcare industry since 2010, the mother of four said it was only natural for her to end up working with kids.
"I really enjoy what I do," the 32-year-old said.
After running her own family day care centre in Hervey Bay, she decided to make the move to Tannum Sands.
But Leanne admits she wasn't intending to start her own day care centre when she moved.
"I started working in child care as a means of looking after my kids," she said.
"Then we ended up moving and buying a house in Tannum Sands and my 18- month plan turned into a 20- year plan," she said.
As part of the Salvation Army Gladstone Family Day Care scheme Leanne was able to start her own childcare business.
A few months into work Leanne applied for the Rio Tinto Alcan Here for Childcare Initiative scheme, which awards a $5000 grant to those starting their own day care facility.
Leanne said she will put the money she was given towards new play equipment for the children.