Learn to work with children
Childcare services are in demand more than ever and the recent State Government changes to educator-to-child ratio requirements means children’s services is one of the leading career pathways in WA.
Under the National Quality Framework, the educator-to-child ratio has decreased, meaning more educators need to be trained to keep up with the increase in demand.
To be considered an educator for ratio purposes, individuals must have, or be actively working towards, an approved certificate, diploma or early childhood teaching qualification.
Traineeship pathways are the perfect vehicle to provide the qualifications childcare professionals require.
Newman Day Care is starting to see an increase in demand for child care since receiving an Exceeds National Quality Standards rating from the Education and Care Regulatory Unit, according to director Karen Hogan.
“We noticed a small drop in numbers this year, however, with the lead-up to Christmas, numbers are picking up again,” she said.
Newman Day Care employee Rachael Edwards recently completed her traineeship in Early Childhood Education and Care and recommends completing the qualification through a traineeship pathway.
“Through the traineeship pathway, I was offered so much support and I was able to lear n on the job, which is a great way to learn”, she said.
To find out if you are suited to the childcare industry, register at Skillsroad.com.au and complete the Skillsroad Career Quiz.
Apprenticeship Support Australia is proud to play a key role in the Port Hedland and Newman community to ensure apprentices, trainees and their employers receive premium support services.
Newman Day Care employee Rachel Edwards.