Job Roles during and after a childcare apprenticeship

Job roles as a childcare apprentice:

Getting enrolled in childcare apprenticeships involves working with children to take their care in a responsible manner. As a childcare apprentice, you may have to take care of children as a part of on-the-job training. This may take you to be working as:

  • A nursery assistant assisting the teachers and helpers in handling small children, keeping them engaged and happy, interacting with them, taking care of their personal needs.
  • Additional support catering to the additional support needs of the children helping the teachers.
  • A daycare worker.
  • An assistant in playgroups of children.

Job prospects after apprenticeship program:

Once you have taken up the requisite training and got skilled in the childcare, you will be awarded a nationally recognized certification. This is a certificate of trust that an employer who seeks to hire you will have in you and your abilities. Various jobs are open in childcare.

  • Kindergartens
  • Play way schools
  • Nursery care in hospital wings
  • Daycare centres in various organizations where children of the staff are taken care of. Many organizations are led by employers who ensure that their employees have happy families. A happy employee tends to be more loyal to the organization and his/her work in the organization. These days, daycare centres for employees' children have become very common.
  • Babysitting
  • You can pursue your own childcare centre and explore it as a business opportunity.

Responsibilities as a childcare professional:

Every child needs attention. But, the parents cannot be present everywhere and at all times. As a childcare professional, you will be responsible for a healthy and happy child within your care. Childcare apprenticeships ensure that the child is as much being cared for as by a parent.