What's it like to be a Kindergarten Teacher?
Kindergarten Teachers work with young children before formal education begins (pre-primary school) to help them develop social, emotional and physical skills, an interest in learning and other key abilities for the future.
A key part of being a Kindergarten Teacher is the ability to relate to, and understand, young children and work with them in groups and individually. Kindergarten Teachers need to be able to adapt their communication style depending on the children they are working with.
Kindergarten Teachers typically work Monday – Friday in kindergartens, long day care settings, special education settings, and may work in metropolitan, rural or remote areas.
What can I earn as a Kindergarten Teacher?
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How to become a Kindergarten Teacher
- Complete a bachelor degree in the field of early childhood education. This could be a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) or a Bachelor of Early Childhood. Alternatively, for students with previous tertiary qualifications, complete a two-year Master of Teaching (Early Childhood).
- Before being able to work as a Kindergarten Teacher, you need to lodge an application form for teacher registration in your state. It’s likely that you will also need a working with children check, first aid certification and anaphylaxis certification.
- There are many opportunities for career progression for Kindergarten Teachers, such as becoming a Special Education Teacher, Education Program Director or Education Coordinator.
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This qualification provides the knowledge and skills to prepare for a role as an Early Childhood Teacher.
This qualification will prepare you to apply for roles as either a Early Childhood or Primary School Teacher.
If you have already completed any undergraduate degree, this qualification will prepare you for a career as a Early Childhood or Kindergarten Teacher.