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Real-Life Childcare Job Profiles

Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Childcare field.
ID Job Title Gender Age Earnings City & State Date
33874 CEO Female 43 None Set corpus christi, TX 01/01/2010
33781 Assistant Group Supervisor Female 21 $16,000 Springdale, PA 01/01/2010
33683 Child Care Worker Female 34 $23,000 Mayslanding, NY 01/01/2010
33599 Owner/Operator Female 26 $92,000 metairie, LA 01/01/2010
33274 Childcare Provider Female 32 $6,500 Broken Arrow, OK 01/01/2010

Overview

Love children? Well, sit tight and read on, as you might just love a career as a childcare worker.

Childcare workers have the huge responsibility of attending to the basic needs of children, such as dressing them, feeding them and supervising their play.

They can work in childcare centers, in their own home or in a private household. The daily duties and responsibilities of a childcare worker will vary slightly on where they work and how many children they supervise. However, as a childcare worker you can expect to supervise and monitor the safety and hygiene of children, prepare food for them, organize activities suitable for the children, bring developmental problems to the attention of parents and keep record of each child?s progress and routine.

Normally, to become a childcare worker you will need a high school diploma, or equivalent. Some states also require childcare workers to have a nationally recognized credential, such as the Child Development Associate (CBA) credential offered by the Council for Professional Recognition.

As childcare workers can work long hours, which involve giving constant attention to young children, it can be emotionally exhausting and draining. However, being a childcare worker is an extremely rewarding career as you get to spend your days being creative and helping children with their developmental and social learning. There is also the added bonus of there being the need for childcare workers all over the world, meaning excellent travel and progression opportunities.

To become a worker, you will need patience as working with children is not easy and can be very demanding. You will need to be hard working and motivated to put up with the long and emotionally draining days. Childcare workers also need to be compassionate, friendly, positive and sensible. If this sounds like you, and you?re looking for an accessible career that involves working with children, then look no further as a career as a childcare worker may be just the one for you!


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