Kick start your career into early childhood development and education
Want to play an integral role in the positive development of children? Then childcare and childhood education is the career for you.
Are you positive, energetic and ready to kick start your career into early childhood development and education?
Let’s talk babies and toddlers for a second. If you’re a mum or are around young children regularly, then you know they are full of curiosity and fascination with the world and every tiny detail that goes with it. Whether it be the sound of a car driving past, the feel of sand between their toes or the different noises that animals make - the small things in life that we as adults might take for granted, is what fills their inquisitive minds.
There’s something exciting about watching a young child learn something new or do something for the first time and being able to share the joy of their achievement. There are many rewards in encouraging young children as they develop their skills in a happy, positive and interactive environment. When working in an early childhood education environment, your role will be one that reinforces positive development in the early stages of childhood.
It is easy to forget that the early years of a child’s life are the most important for their developmental skills, which, then goes on to shape the rest of their adult life and educational experiences. That is why it is important to have a strong childhood education system and quality childcare workers to encourage positive development in young children.
How do I know if a career in Childhood Education & Care is for me?
Just like any job, early childhood education and working in childcare can be very demanding - especially when you are trying to reason with a child, so having good communication skills and a lot of patience is very important for working with young children. If you have a passion for working with kids, then great! You are already half way there, but let’s discover if you’re made for a future career in childcare. Check out our must-have attributes for a successful career in early childhood education and care.
Early Childhood Education & Care Checklist
- Enthusiasm for Children
According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the most important characteristic for teachers of early childhood development is enthusiasm and passion for children.
- Patience and Humour
Working with young children all day takes huge measures of patience. The nature of their age makes young children rambunctious, with short attention spans and little self-control.
- Communication Skills
Childhood education support professionals need to have learned effective skills for working with young children and for communicating with them at their level.
- Respect Differences
Every child has a unique personality and learning style. To reach each child and assist each child effectively, early childhood education professionals must respect these differences and work with each child's style, rather than try to force the child to adapt to another style.
- Creativity and Flexibility
A successful early childhood development professional will use creativity and flexibility to make every day a positive one for the class.
Tick all the boxes? Great!
If not, that’s OK too. Learning and developing new skills is our specialty and we are happy to guide you to figure out what career path is best suited for you.
Working in Childcare or Childhood Education is known for its flexibility of hours. So, if you are looking for a good work-life balance, this career path is well suited for you! Working with children provides flexible hours and shifts to meet the needs of your own family, study or other commitments.
You therefore have both a career of playing an integral role in young children’s development and helping them achieve their milestones, as well as having the opportunity to be there for your own family’s needs.
Do I need any prior experience before launching my career in early childhood education and care?
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Education and Care is equipped with all the knowledge you will need to develop your skills in understanding how to communicate and build positive relationships with babies, toddlers and young children. You will learn how to support the development of children, support children’s learning and playing, promote OHS (Occupational Health and Safety) in childcare and how to work with children and their families.
The great thing about CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Education and Care is that it is only the beginning!
You have the skills and qualifications to pursue a career in early childhood education and care.
You will have gained hands-on experience working in a real childcare centre with children as part of the practical component of this course.
You can do more! If you are passionate and motivated about quality childcare education and being part of children's development, you have the opportunity to take your education to the next level.
You also have the opportunity to further your studies and move into a supervisory or leadership position and even start your own childcare center with the qualifications and diplomas offered through our Childcare and Early Education courses.
If you think a career in childcare is right for you and you want to play an integral role in the positive development of young children - then absolutely go for it!
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Education and Care is a great place to start in your early childhood education career and will get you qualified as a Childcare Assistant or Family Day Care Assistant.
So if you want to kick start your career into Early Childhood Development and Education and take it to the next level, check out more of our online courses in Childcare and Childhood Education:
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