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A day care teacher is many times referred to as a child worker and if you love ankle biters, rugrats and curtain climbers, than this could be your dream job. If however shoveling snow in harsh weather conditions is something that you prefer over having to change a diaper than this is not the career choice for you.

Daycare Assistant

Posted 8 days ago, Ashburn, VA
Looking for a caring, loving home day care assistant who will be helping with day to day activities in the day care....

Help Wanted

Posted 24 days ago, Stockbridge, GA
Now hiring at 420 Eagles Landing Parkway,...

Teacher Assistant

Posted 15 days ago, Brooklyn, NY
Working with children ages 6 months to 4 years old – Group Family Day Care Setting. They must be reliable, punctual and ready to work on a full time or Part...

Infant Room Teacher

Posted 2 days ago, St. Louis, MO
Currently hiring an infant room teacher for a 24 hour daycare. The shift is from 4:30 am-1:30 pm with a one hour break, Monday thru Friday.....

Assistant Teacher/Floater

Posted 7 days ago, Lititz, PA
We are looking for a mature and reliable daycare teacher who enjoys children! Must have some experience caring for children (not including your own children)....

Teacher's Assistant

Posted 14 hours ago, Oxford, PA
Daycare and Preschool is now hiring smiling faces. This position requires flexibility, dependability, and dedication....

Opener Closer Substitute Daycare Teacher TA

Posted 2 days ago, Baldwinsville, NY
Daycare Openers 6:30 am - noon, Monday - Friday. Daycare Closers 2:00 till 6:30 pm, Monday - Friday. Substitute Teachers with hours varying each week....

Infant/Toddler preschool Teacher Assistants

Posted 7 days ago, Washington, DC
Inform them of classroom curriculum and activities- Solicit information about their child’s development and family eventsAssist Lead Teacher in preparing for...

Day Care Assistant

Posted 15 days ago, Bay Shore, NY
We are looking for someone who has some experience working in a day care or preschool setting. My Yellow Bus Daycare is looking for Friendly Knowledgeable staff...

Daycare Helper

Posted 28 days ago, New York, NY
Open the center and assist with attendance and sign-ins. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) committed to equal treatment of all employees without regard...

After-school Teachers and Teacher Assistants

Posted 6 days ago, Chicago, IL
Or Bachelor Degree or Associate Degree in any subject plus at least 6 credit hours related to Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education....

Daycare Part-Time Assistant Teacher

Posted 1 day ago, Ephrata, PA
Job duties include providing for the daily needs of the children in care, adhering to DHS and Keystone STARS standards, and participating in staff meetings,...

Daycare Assistant

Posted 16 days ago, Richmond, VA
Must have prior daycare experience. CPR and First Aid required. High School diploma required. Must like working with children....

Child Care Assistant

Posted 2 days ago, Philadelphia, PA
Seeking a mature person to work in a licensed, in-home group daycare. You must be willing to keep hours of education each year....

Daycare Assistant

Posted 2 days ago, Bloomington, IN
Preschool assistant, arts and crafts, cooking, cleaning and taking care of children's needs including but not limited to, diaper changes, feedings, love and...

Daycare Assistant

Posted 2 days ago, Kirkland, WA
Love Laugh Learn Daycare is hiring for a full time position for a teacher at our Kirkland location hours are. Assist children with routines including meals and...

Daycare Assistant

Posted 2 days ago, Greenwich, NY
OR call the daycare directly at (518) 692-2452 and ask for Polly, we should be able to schedule an interview over the phone if needed....

Daycare Assistant

Posted 20 days ago, North Chesterfield, VA
This is a home daycare facility. Applicant must be able to assist in Learning activities, Arts & crafts, playing, feedings, diapering/potty training as well as...

Head Start Teacher

Posted 8 days ago, Mesa, AZ
Develops and maintains positive relationships with each family, site team members, community agencies, community partners, and grantee staff members....

Daycare Assistant

Posted 4 days ago, Los Angeles, CA
Help with homework for school age kids when needed. Assist in potty training. Teaching and training toddlers , preschoolers and infants....

Before and After School Teachers and Directors

Posted 15 days ago, Washington, DC
48 credit hours w/ 9 in Education or Child/ Youth Development plus 6 months supervised exp. Ideal position for former or current day care provider.Bilingual...

Daycare Assistant

Posted 6 days ago, Blasdell, NY
Family Child Care/preschool looking for experienced preschool teacher to work in a small in home setting. School teachers schedule....

Teachers And Teacher Assistants

Posted 15 days ago, Ocala, FL
Ensure that every child is getting the daily care needed following all licensing guidelines. Maintain ongoing training to advance your education (continuing...

What is the Job Description and Responsibilities of a Childcare Worker?

A day care workers job is to take care of children who parents are working or away, this can be done out of their homes, or in a daycare or childcare center. It is the job of a childcare worker to take care of the everyday needs of children while keeping them safe. Many times this can include feeding, grooming, dressing, diapering babies and toddlers, making sure homework is completed, medical appointments and other kinds of activities.

daily work with children

Childcare workers play games with children, keep them active and at times discipline them reporting back to the parents when necessary. Enrichment activities are created by workers for children of all ages; this helps them to learn basic concepts in preparation for when they enter kindergarten.

A babysitter worker who works in a daycare or at an Early Head Start/Head Start program may work off of a more structured curriculum and generally they have daily schedules for the kids that have to be adhered to. If a childcare worker works from home, they have certain standards that must be met, however it can be a bit less structured. Babysitting is also another option if you need work.

What Are the Education Requirements?

Even though it varies from state to state, generally the only amount of education required to start working is a high school diploma. That being said, most employers do prefer and look for candidates that at least have an associate’s degree in childhood education or something similar. Since 3013, it is required by Head Start programs that a worker at least be enrolled in a program for an associate’s degree in early childhood education or something similar.

There are states as well as employers that do require certification, for example the CCP (Childcare Professional) certification or the CDA (Child Development Associate) certification. On top of that, you will be able to outperform your competition if you have a valid driver’s license, first aid training and a CPR certification. There are also states which require home child workers and facilities to be licensed.

Skills and Requirements

Instructional Skills – it is important to be able to clearly explain instructions in a way that children will understand.

People and Communication Skills – Most of their day is spent with children, they will need to ask and answer questions, tell stories, understand instructions provided to them and report back to the parents.

Stamina – a child is a bundle of energy and a nanny needs the energy and stamina to match theirs. It requires strength to carry children, diaper bags etc.

Patience – there are times, especially around nap times that a child can become frustrating. When tense situations arise, they require a lot of patience.