Becoming an Early Childhood Educator
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Becoming an Early Childhood Educator

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Also known as Child Care Aide, Child Care Worker.
Provides care and supervision for children in programs, such as long day care and occasional care, in childcare centres, hospitals and educational centres. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 16 weeks - 4 years
Average pay $33,430
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 33,800

How do I become an Early Childhood Educator in Victoria?

To work as an Early Childhood Educator in Victoria, you'll need:

What does an Early Childhood Educator 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 conducting activities for children
  • Entertains children by reading and playing games
  • Supervises children in recreational activities
  • Supervises the daily routine of children


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  • Children's Nursery Assistant
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