What can you do in childcare?
A career in child care opens up a wealth of opportunity for you to enjoy helping children to grow, learn and advance key developmental skills.
Take a look at the different types of child care jobs you can enjoy with a career in education and care.
Early Childhood Educator
Early Childhood Educators are responsible for the learning, development and care of children in private, government and community-based child care centres, kindergartens, crèches and after-school care facilities. If you’re looking for a career that enables you to combine hands-on learning activities with caring for children, toddlers and babies, becoming an Early Childhood Educator could be the perfect choice.
As an Early Childhood Educator, you need to undertake formal training that will enable you to perform a variety of work-specific tasks, including supporting the development of children, supporting children’s play and learning, and ensuring the health and safety of children in your care. These skills can be obtained with a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. This is also the minimum requirement needed to become an Early Childhood Educator.
Child Care Centre Director
Responsible for the planning, organisation and coordination of programs and activities, Child Care Centre Directors are at the forefront of facility operations, ensuring that all children within their establishment are provided with a stimulating play-by-learning curriculum and a high quality of care is provided by all staff members. This is the perfect job in child care for those looking for an organisational role, to oversee the vital aspects of management, including financials, hiring and supervising of staff and maintaining order within a child care establishment.
To work effectively, Child Care Centre Directors are best equipped with a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Child Care Assistant
Tending to the emotional, social, intellectual and physical needs of children, a Child Care Assistant works under the supervision of an Early Childhood Educator, and assists in planning and delivering a variety of learning activities to children. This is the perfect career opportunity for those who want to enter the child care industry and learn the foundations of child development.
To become a Child Care Assistant, a CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will equip you with the qualification needed to start your child care career.
Home Day Care Operator
If you want a career in child care that enables you to run your own business and work from home, a Home Day Care Operator
To operate a home day care, you need to be equipped with a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, and meet your state’s regulations for operating a day care facility within your home. This includes having a healthy and safe environment, a learning curriculum and trained members of staff.