Profession child care worker

Child care workers provide care for children when the parents or family members are unavailable. They look after the children's basic needs and help or supervise them during play. Child care workers can work for preschools, daycare centres, childcare agencies or individual families.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Workplace sanitation

    The importance of a clean, sanitary workspace for example through use of hand disinfectant and sanitizer, in order to minimise infection risk between colleagues or when working with children.

Skills

  • Embrace multiculturalism

    Adopt an attitude in which you respect individuals' differing cultural traditions and values and understand how this may influence work development in a professional context.

  • Attend to children's basic physical needs

    Tend to children by feeding them, dressing them, and, if necessary, regularly changing their diapers in a sanitary manner.

  • Preserve health and safety of others

    Understand health and safety requirements, identify the level of risk and responsibility, and implement relevant emergency procedures.

  • Assist in children's development of basic personal skills

    Encourage and facilitate the development of children's natural curiosity and social and language abilities through creative and social activities such as storytelling, imaginative play, songs, drawing, and games.

  • Supervise children

    Keep the children under supervision for a certain period of time, ensuring their safety at all times.

  • Communicate with youth

    Use verbal and non-verbal communication and communicate through writing, electronic means, or drawing. Adapt your communication to children and young people`s age, needs, characteristics, abilities, preferences, and culture.

  • Handle chemical cleaning agents

    Ensure proper handling, storage and disposal of cleaning chemicals in accordance with regulations.

  • Play with children

    Engage in activities for enjoyment, tailored to children of a certain age. Be creative and improvise to amuse children with activities such as tinkering, sports or board games.

  • Maintain relations with children's parents

    Inform children`s parents of the activities planned, program`s expectations and children`s individual progress.

Optional knowledge and skills

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Common job titles

  • Child care worker (part-time)
  • Child care worker (part-time/relief)
  • Child care worker for church nursery
  • Child care assistant/ early childhood educator
  • Child care worker
  • Childcare worker
  • Case support worker
  • Youth/child care worker