FIND YOUR SENSE OF FUN CHILDCARE COURSE GETS YOU CLOSER TO GRASSROOTS
A FEDERAL Government push to increase the number of trained teachers to work with four-year-olds for 15 hours a week means early childhood teachers will be in high demand.
TAFE’s Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5), at the Randwick campus, is delivered in a supportive environment with small class sizes and real work life experiences.
Course teacher Fran Hughes said students covered child development and pedagogical practices, welfare, ethics, diversity and social justice, and had an opportunity to test their theoretical understanding on eight, separate professional work experience placements.
“This ensures students gain practical skills underpinned by strong theoretical knowledge, reflecting on experiences as they learn,” Ms Hughes said.
The course would suit Year 12 graduates, graduates of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and people who are looking for a career change.
Ms Hughes said course participants must have enthusiasm for the high-energy demands of young children.
They should be respectful, have good communication skills, creativity and flexibility and, of course, “endless patience”.
Visit highered.tafensw. edu.au for more details.
Patience and a sense of fun are needed as a childcare worker.