Profession

Child Care Provider


Description

A childcare worker (according to careerexplorer.com) cares for the basic needs of infants and toddlers, changing their diapers and preparing their meals. They also maintain the childrens schedules, such as play, nap, and meal times. Others things they do include:Supervise and monitor the safety of children in their carePrepare meals and organize mealtimes and snacks for childrenHelp children keep good hygieneOrganize activities so that children can learn about the world and explore interestsDevelop schedules and routines to ensure that children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtimeWatch for signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring the problems to the attention of parentsKeep records of childrens progress, routines, and interest

Job Prospect

Very high

Work Environment

Childcare workers are employed in childcare centres, preschools, public schools, and private homes. They spend much of their day moving around the room to work with the children in their care. Carrying children, bending to lift children, and kneeling to be at eye level with children can be physically exhausting.Family childcare providers work in their own homes. They may convert a portion of their living space into a dedicated space for the children. About 30% of childcare workers were self-employed in 2010 in the US. Nannies and babysitters usually work in their employers homes. Some live in the home of their employer and generally are provided with their own room and bath.

General and Personal Skills Required

Average Salary

Cost of Training

Recommended Level of Education

Secondary School

Professional Skills / Tools Required

Associated Disciplines