Exploring The Diverse Roles In Early Childhood Education
Working in early childhood education and care is a rewarding and impactful career choice that can bring a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction that can lead to many fun, meaningful and engaging career pathways.
We have various roles and positions dedicated to nurturing the development and wellbeing of young children. Let’s explore the key roles in this crucial field:
Early Childhood Educator/Childcare Worker
Early childhood educators, often referred to as childcare workers, work directly with children in various early childhood settings, such as daycare centres, preschools, and family daycares.
They create a safe and nurturing environment, plan and implement age-appropriate activities, and support children’s learning and development.
Learn more about Early Childhood Educators and qualifications required here.
Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) / Preschool Teacher
Early childhood teachers hold a higher level of qualification, typically a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.
They work in early learning centres, preschools and kindergartens and are responsible for planning and implementing educational programs for young children, preparing them for formal schooling, including early literacy and numeracy skills.
Learn more about Early Childhood Teachers here.
Childcare Centre Director
Childcare centre/campus directors are responsible for the overall management of childcare centres, ensuring they meet regulatory and quality standards.
They oversee staff, curriculum, budgeting, administrative functions and ensuring the highest standard of early childhood education is delivered within the service.
Learn more about Childcare Centre/Campus Directors here.
Childcare Centre Assistant Director
The role of an Assistant Director is a busy and varied one. With a strong focus on being hands on with the team in a coaching and mentoring capacity, this role provides the platform for longer term career succession into a Campus Director role.
Learn more about Assistant Directors here.
Trainee educators get to learn every aspect of early education and care in a practical setting, while working towards completing a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
At Only About Children, we offer two study options which include a self-paced online course, or face to face study at TAFE in a class with other Only About Children trainees.
Learn more about our traineeship program here.
Our campus cooks are responsible for preparing delicious meals at the campus which have been designed by our own nutritionists. This allows them to immerse themselves in the art of culinary creation and engage with children about their meals!
Learn more about Campus Cooks here.
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