Embark on a career in childcare

A child’s first years of life set the foundation stone for a lifetime and you could be part of the journey. Here are five reasons why you should become an early childhood educator.

  • Childcare is a rewarding career - No day is the same. You will walk away from work knowing you supported another person.
  • You can become a better version of yourself - Early childhood gives you the opportunity for reflection of yourself, your actions, your communication, your relationships or your personal goals.
  • Flexible work options/work life balance - Early childhood has many diverse environments where the need for educators to work flexible hours gives you the options to suit your lifestyle.
  • Career growth and pathway opportunities - The early childhood sector has many pathways for educators from educators to service directors and organisational managers.
  • High demand for child care professionals - The early childhood sector is a booming industry within Australia where there is a constant high demand for educators and child care professionals. Employment is predicted to be in high demand over the next three to five years.

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