Becoming a Family Day Care Worker
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Becoming a Family Day Care Worker

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Also known as Family Day Carer.
Provides care and supervision for babies and children, usually in the carer's own home and under local government or community-based schemes. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $33,936
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 3,300

How do I become a Family Day Care Worker in Victoria?

To work as a Family Day Care Worker in Victoria, you'll need:
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
  • Course in Emergency Asthma Management
  • Recommended

  • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
  • Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting

What does a Family Day Care Worker do?

  • Assists in the preparation of materials and equipment for children's education and recreational activities
  • Manages children's behaviour and guides children's social development
  • Prepares and conducts activities for children
  • Entertains children by reading and playing games
  • Supervises children in recreational activities
  • Supervises the daily routine of children