What is a Child Care Worker?
Child Care Worker trainees provide for the social, emotional and physical needs of children and babies in their care under the guidance of a supervisor.
What kind of work do they do?
- Change soiled clothing and nappies
- Assist young children to go to the toilet
- Organise and supervise snacks and meals
- Engage babies and young children in social interaction
- Assist in structured activities such as painting, collage work and other creative endeavours
- Perform some administrative tasks
How do I get into this occupation?
Complete a Child Care Worker traineeship. Usually, you will need at least Year 10 with good results in English and Maths. You may be able to start this traineeship while you are still at school.
How will I know if it’s for me?
You will enjoy interacting with babies and young children. To be a successful Child Care Worker requires patience, tolerance, a basic level of physical stamina and emotional understanding of the needs of the young lives in your care.
You will be a responsible individual who is happy to care for others.