The benefits of becoming a Childcare Assistant
Want a career caring for babies, toddlers and children?
Discover the benefits of becoming a Childcare Assistant and how you can get involved.
What is a Childcare Assistant?
Responsible for providing assistance to Childcare Workers, Childcare Assistants help to provide a high quality of care to children.
Each day, a Childcare Assistant utilises a range of skills, including maintaining a healthy, safe and hygienic centre, engage effectively with children and use positive forms of behaviour management to monitor and maintain a calm, happy and harmonious environment.
Benefits of becoming a Childcare Assistant
If you decide to embark in a childcare career, you will enjoy:
Dynamic, hands-on work
You will be undertaking a number of day-to-day duties to care for the children, as well as assisting in play-based learning activities and social engagements.
Flexible working conditions
Working in the childcare industry is not the typical 9 to 5 career. Flexible working conditions allow for work-life balance and foster a positive environment.
A rewarding, feel good career
As a Childcare Assistant you play a vital role in helping children to gain essential learning and developmental skills.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, find out if you’re suited to a childcare career and discover the traits you need to succeed in the industry.
How do I become a Childcare Assistant?
To work effectively as a Childcare Assistant, you need to know how to confidently lead, manage and instruct children of all ages in an education and play-based environment, while providing support and assistance to co-workers.
The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will teach you how to develop positive and respectful relationships with children, ensure the health and safety of children, and provide experiences to support play and learning. To work confidently in a registered childcare facility, you will also learn how to develop cultural competence, participate in work health and safety and identify and respond to children and young people at risk.
As an active career, childcare assisting requires you to acquire a range of hands-on skills.
The practical component of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care exposes you to a real childcare environment, where you will work with children, and gain the experience and confidence to join a dynamic and rewarding industry.
Where do I start?
Start your career in childcare with a nationally recognised qualification in Childcare with Foundation Education.
Theory can be completed at your own pace through My eCampus, our innovative and interactive online learning platform. All course material and assignments are accessible wherever and whenever suits you.
The practical components of our courses expose you to a real childcare environment, where you will work with children, and gain the experience and confidence to join this ever-growing industry. Our dedicated Student Support team are available to assist you in your work placement application.
Call us on 1300 616 197 or browse our range of Childcare courses and find out which is the best fit for you.