If you love kids, and want to be part of helping them learn and develop, then a career in early childhood care could be of interest. Whether you are becoming certified to work directly with children, or to design and implement curriculum and other planning activities, this is a career with a lot of heart. Children are the future of our country, and how we help them find their place in the world is meaningful, especially during these tender, young developmental phases.
Child care workers are responsible for keeping children safe, teaching them social skills, preparing food, organising games and crafts, meeting with parents, problem solving, and ultimately, caring for each child. There are opportunities to work full-time, part-time or on a casual basis, with opportunities to be in centres, community organisations or privately in homes. There are also opportunities to lead and manage within this industry, which is forecasted for strong growth in the next five years in Australia.