Here are some incredible childcare career opportunities for you

Here are some incredible childcare career opportunities for you

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The diverse career opportunities in early childhood education and childcare are increasing due to the growth in the industry and the roles that are required to fulfill the objectives of Australia’s early childhood education and care strategy.

Achieving an early childhood qualification can lead to any of the following potential jobs:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Early childhood teacher (ECT)
  • Educational leader
  • Coordinator of family daycare, school-age care or mobile services
  • Centre manager
  • Area manager
  • Operations manager
  • Child development or support worker
  • Early childhood intervention specialist
  • Early childhood consultant
  • Early childhood assessor and trainer
  • Early childhood officer

 

The definitions below explain the difference in the roles of educators in an early childhood service.

Early childhood teachers

Early childhood teachers (ECT) have an approved early childhood teaching qualification and work directly with pre-school or kindergarten-aged children (the year before school) and develop and implement early childhood programs. Centre-based early childhood services are required to have an ECT.

Educators

Educators provide education and care to children in any early childhood setting, which may include a centre-based service, family daycare, or outside school hours care and vacation care. Depending on the service and level of early childhood training and experience, an individual may assume the role of a lead educator or an assistant educator (co-educator). Some services may require to employ a support worker to assist children with additional needs that may be specifically trained or have experience in this area.

Educational Leaders

An early childhood educational leader is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the educational program within an early childhood service. The educational leader is not required to have specific qualifications, experience, or skills; they are chosen based on being the most suitable person for the role. The educational leader provides educators with support and strategies to guide the development of quality programs that support children’s holistic learning and development.

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      Ready to build your amazing career?

      If you’re ready to start a new career or expand your qualifications in childcare, chat to our friendly team today. You can reach us on 1300 707 058, at courses@amazing.edu.au, or simply by filling out the enquiry form below.

       

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