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Why You Need to Start Your Childcare Career

Children of today are tomorrow’s future. Over 85% of Australian children up to four years of age are in some form of care. Children in Australia are spending increased hours with early childhood educators during their formative years. This is leading to early childhood educators having a greater influence on children in their care.

The first years of children lives lay the foundation for growth into adulthood and the role of the early childhood educator helps shape Australia’s future generations.

Below we explore the top four benefits of working in the early childhood education and care industry:

Child Care Workers Are in Demand in WA

The great news for anyone interested working in early childcare education and care is it is a growth industry. There is continued demand for trained early childhood educators across Australia, and in particular in Western Australia (WA). WA has experienced an increase in both the number of childcare services and children attending childcare centres. Over the past four years the number of government approved childcare services in WA also grew by over 27% – which was the highest increase in Australia.

The number of children in WA attending childcare services is predicted to continue to increase, resulting in a continued high demand for early childhood educators. Changes to government policy is also likely to further stimulate demand for childcare services in WA.

 Get rapid job growth

A role as an early childhood educator can be the first step in an interesting and varied career. There are a number of roles that you can work towards after completing a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Following completion of this course you will be skilled for various early childcare related roles including; Early Childhood Educator, Family Day Care Educator, Outside School Hours Care Educator, Playgroup Supervisor and a Nanny.

You then can continue your studies and undertake the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education And Care. Following the completion of this second course you can pursue a career as a; Childhood Education Manager, Nominated Supervisor, Centre manager (children’s services), Children’s service director, manager, Children’s services coordinator, Director (children’s services), Group, team coordinator, leader (children’s services), Program leader (children’s services) and an Educational Support Leader or Educational Support Officer.

Flexible Work Options

Working in early childhood education, you often have the ability to choose to work early morning or afternoon shifts. There is also commonly the option to work part-time, creating flexible work options which may suite your lifestyle.

Fulfilling Career

Working as an Early Childhood Educator is a special job. You not only have the privilege of truly helping to shape a child, but you also get the opportunity to watch children develop into little people.

Children at this age are learning through play and as an educator you will create fun learning environments, making for an enjoyable workday. You will also forge strong relationships with children and help teach them values and lifelong learnings.

How to become an Early Childhood Educator

The best way to start your career in the early childhood educator sector, is to get training. Insight Training delivers the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, which is a great entry level course to kick start your career in the industry. For more information visit https://insight.edu.au/course/certificate-iii-early-childhood-education-care-2/

 

 

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