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- No previous experience
- A willingness to be actively involved in group activities
- To acquire, or be able to acquire, a Working with Vulnerable People registration prior to placement.
- A pathway to Certificate II in Community Services, Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care; as well as Introduction to Sociology and Psychology 2, Sociology 3 and Psychology 3
- Further study leading to careers such as teaching, early childhood education, paediatric or child health nursing.
- Skills and knowledge required for the care of children in practical and theoretical contexts
- Theories of child development
- About the educational, social and ethical frameworks of child care environments.
- Investigate how children develop and their stages of development
- Learn how to interact appropriately with children, care providers, parents and others in the childcare environment
- Design and implement safe and age-appropriate activities in the childcare environment
- Implement safe and age-appropriate activities in the childcare environment
- Develop understandings of the importance of health and hygiene, children’s play and how to guide children’s behaviour
- Interview playgroups and/or childcare providers
- Discuss topics related to child care
- Implement safe and age-appropriate activities in a child care environment
- Engage in optional studies which may include: careers with children; nutrition and health; children and technology; sustainable practices.
- Is willing to actively participate in childcare environments (includes song, dance and dynamic engagement in activities with young children)
- Has a genuine interest in children
- Enjoys working with children.
2022 (current view)