How to become a child carer

Look after and care for children in residential households and childcare centres.

What does a child carer do?

Duties and tasks

  • Assist children with personal care activities such as hygiene, bathing and dressing, and mobility
  • Cook and prepare meals, snacks and beverages for children according to centre specifications or parents requests
  • Engage children in a variety of stimulating activities to promote their development such as musical activities, outdoor games, reading, basic educational programs, etc.
  • Manage and correct children's behavior and implement appropriate disciplinary actions
  • Plan or determine daily routine for children set out by parents, caretakers or day care centres and guide children in routine activities
  • Prepare materials and pack items needed for educational programs and social and outdoor activities
  • Supervise children while partaking in outdoors play, games and activities and ensure safety at all times

Industry bodies

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  • Education Aide
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Therapy Aide
  • Welfare Worker
  • Youth Liaison Officer
  • Youth Worker

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