What's it like to be a Childcare Educator?
Childcare Educators are responsible for caring for infants and young children in child care settings in order to provide social, emotional, physical and educational assistance to support appropriate development.
Tasks and duties
- Preparing and delivering materials and learning opportunities for children, engaging them in developmentally appropriate activities.
- Supervising children and ensuring their educational, recreational, nutritional and hygiene requirements are met.
- Keeping records about children’s behaviour, development and progress and sharing this information with parents, carers and other professionals as required.
Childcare Educators usually work as part of a small team that provides an educational, healthy and clean environments for children.
The settings in which Childcare Educators may work include childcare centres, crèches, occasional care and family day care.
What can I earn as a Childcare Educator?
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How to become a Childcare Educator
- Complete a qualification in early childhood or children’s services. This may be a Certificate III in early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113), or a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113).
- To work as a Childcare Educator, you’ll also need to have a current Working with Children Check and undergo a police check. It’s likely that you’ll also need to complete a First Aid certificate.
- There are many opportunities for Childcare Educators wishing to further their career, such as becoming an Early Childhood Educator or Childcare Centre Manager.