More than 70 per cent of workers say they do not feel satisfied with their career, yet job satisfaction is something everyone yearns for.
A Childcare Educator makes a difference to the lives of children. It is also interesting, challenging and meaningful work. Furthermore, one of the growth areas in the Community Services sector is Childcare. We discuss why there is a demand in Australia for Childcare Educators.
#1. Childcare job availability is rising due to rapid growth in population
Australia is enjoying healthy and consistent population growth over the last seven years. It is estimated that by 2050, Australia’s population will reach 40 million. As the population grows, the demand for childcare services is also increasing which has resulted in Early Childcare Educators being one of the fastest growing professions in Australia.
#2. Childcare rebate from Australian Government
Latest figures from the government’s midyear budget released in December 2017, shows that the number of children accessing subsidised childcare is expected to grow from 1.7 million to 2 million by 2019-20. Moreover, the government is investing heavily in the Childcare sector. Since July 2018, the government has made changes in childcare, making it more affordable and accessible for Australian families.
#3. Career growth
Existing Childcare professionals can further advance their career by completing additional qualifications that can develop their career pathway to become Centre manager, Team leader, Early Childhood teachers/educators, Welfare and Recreational teacher or Assistant to Primary school’s teachers.
Salary ranges from $19 to $44 per hour, which approximately equates to $735 to $1760 per week depending on the qualification, job role, employment status that is full time, part time or casual and experience.
#5. Flexible working hours
It seems everyone is seeking work-life balance. Childcare professionals can easily maintain their work-life balance as Childcare centres operates during weekdays between 6.00 am to 6.30 pm. Childcare educators can choose flexible working hours to suit the needs of their families and provide a good work-life balance.
#6. Job satisfaction
As a Childcare Educator one can experience a sense of satisfaction by receiving the genuine love, innocence and affection from young children. Your work further contributes to creating value for society by making a positive impression on a new generation.
You will get enormous personal satisfaction from doing something that you love while making a difference in the lives of the young children under your care.
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