This role involves assessing the developmental needs of children, creating plans that address those needs and teaching children new things. They create a range of activities to help children develop both socially and intellectually. An early childhood educator’s job is most often involved with infants, toddlers and preschool aged children. They can work in a variety of locations including preschools, child care centers, kindergartens and some primary school classrooms.
This role involves caring for a group of children in a childcare center or family daycare home. A childcare worker must monitor the children and ensure their safety. They often teach social skills to children and perform some pre-kindergarten readiness instruction. If they are looking after younger children, they will also have to change their nappies and give them their bottle. This is one of the most in-demand childcare jobs in Australia.
They are ultimately responsible for the smooth operation of the childcare facility and the safety of the children. They will supervise childcare workers and early childhood educators, ensuring that they are caring for the children appropriately and remaining compliant with health and safety regulations. They can play a role in planning the childcare centre’s educational program and tracking the development of children. Generally Centre Managers start there careers as childcare workers and require a 5-10 years of experience working within a centre or daycare.