What's it like to be a Childcare Assistant?
A Childcare Assistant provides care and structured learning to children, usually in a day care centre. Childcare Assistants supervise children as they learn and play, provide comfort and reassurance, plan stimulating activities, and keep children clean and safe.
Tasks and duties
- Supervising children at all times.
- Organising stimulating and enriching activities for children.
- Preparing materials and equipment for children to use.
- Providing social development guidance and managing behaviours.
- Coordinating children’s routines and ensuring they are kept to.
- Supervising and teaching children basic hygiene principles.
What can I earn as a Childcare Assistant?
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How to become a Childcare Assistant
- Complete a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) through TAFE or a private college. It will take you 1 year to complete full-time, and there are no minimum entry requirements.
- Consider continuing your studies with a Diploma of Early Childhood and Care (CHC50113). A Diploma will provide with the skills to advance into more senior roles, such as a Childcare Centre Manager.
- You’ll also need a Working With Children Check, a National Police Check and a First Aid Certificate.