Here’s how a qualification in childcare will totally transform your life and your perspective on ‘work’.

Start a feel-good career

You should consider getting involved in childcare for the immense gratification you’re rewarded with. With moments like teaching little one’s their firsts and seeing their faces light up when completingthese achievements, you’ll look forward to getting out of bed every morning. With a career within the childcare industry, you’ll feel a great amount that you’re “giving something back”. You really will feel an enormous sense of playing your part within the community. Of course working in the childcare field can be challenging and difficult at times, but many who work within the industry have reported that the highs outweigh the lows. Additionally, your perspective on ‘work’ may totally change, especially if you love kids. Most of the time a job within the childcare sector won’t feel like work because it’s so rewarding and fun.

Working in the childcare sector allows you to teach the next generation important life lessons and be greatly involved in their development and wellbeing, whilst simultaneously contributing to our world and our future. If you’re interested in joining the childcare field, a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care from KAL Training could be the perfect stepping stone for you!

The rewards are endless

Pursuing a career within the childcare industry is a great way to prepare yourself for parenting if you haven’t crossed that stage in your life yet, and teach you (nearly) all there is to know about kids! However, if you’re already a parent, a career in childcaremay be perfect for you as you are already well-versed with what’s to be expected of young children. The skills and knowledge you’ve already learnt (the hard way) through parenting will prove to be invaluable in the childcare sector and your experience will be much appreciated by your employers, as well as the children in your care and the children’s parents.

Why should I pursue a career in childcare?

Childcare is a great industry to get involved in as the roles available within the childcare industry are virtually endless and there will never be a shortage of jobs. The demand for Australian childcare workers is at an all-time-high with our ever-growing population and high number of families with two working parents; to meet the rising living costs in Australia.

The different roles within the childcare sector also vary greatly, you can work as a Childcare Assistant, a Teacher Aide or a Nanny, the possibilities are endless! However, all of these jobs have one thing in common – incredible job satisfaction.

It’s safe to say that children aren’t going anywhere, which gives you the assurance of knowing that your industry isn’t going to disappear at the drop of a hat. There will always be employment opportunities with the increasing amount of children needing childcare, due to both mum and dad working to support the family.

We believe one of the biggest benefits of all in studying a childcare qualification is that there’s a limitless capacity for play whilst you learn! Of course, there’s tons of hard work involved, however, creativity and play are critical aspects of teaching young minds, so you’re encouraged to let your imagination run wild. Another plus of training to work within the childcare industry, you might even lose a couple of kilosfrom racing around after those energetic little kids!

Another thing that’s great about the diverse childcare industry is that you can definitely choose to specialise in an area of care that suits you or interests you most (i.e. your lifestyle, your previous experience and your personal and family commitments).

What does the future of this sector look like?

According to Job Outlook, the childcare sector is only growing! The amount of people working as Child Carers (as their main job) grew heavily over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years.

Job growth and employment opportunities are expected to grow from 156,300 in 2018 to 183,900 by 2023.

Job openings may arise from new jobs being created, however, most come from turnover (workers resigning).

It is expected that there will likely be around 184,000 job openings over the next 5 years (which estimates to 36,800 a year).

What will KAL Training’s Childhood Education courses teach me?

Our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will successfully give you the knowledge and skills required to provide magnificent care and training as an Early Childhood Educator for individual or groups of children. You will also gain the ability to plan learning activitiesdesigned for leisure and play, so that the children are able to reach their full development potential.

Throughout your diploma studies, you will learn how to plan and develop a curriculum/program and also learn the necessary skills for management and supervision of other staff in childcare facilities, such as creches, occasional care centres, long day care centres and early learning centres.

With our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be qualified for employment for the following roles: Early Childhood Educator, Early Childhood Director, Family Day Care Provider, Nanny and many more. The potential and opportunities that follow after our range of childcare courses is incredible!

KAL Training has a wide-range of Child Care Education Courses available for you to choose from. Call 1800-244-438 today and enquire about ourvariety of coursesand flexible training options available that could get you closer towards the career of your dreams.