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Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher

Teach and care for young children in preschools or childcare centres.

Overview

Early Childhood teachers teach the basics of numeracy, literacy, music, art and literature to children not yet in primary school. They also help to develop student social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

Work is at a preschool, kindergarten or childcare centre.

Suits caring people with an interest in helping children, good communicate skills and the ability to work well within a team.

Day-to-day

  • plan and structure learning for children in both indoor and outdoor environments using different materials and equipment
  • provide experiences and activities to develop motor skills, cooperative social skills, confidence and understanding
  • encourage language development through storytelling, role play, songs, rhymes and informal discussions
  • assess and record the learning and emotional development of each child
  • observe nutritional health, welfare and safety needs of students and identify any problems
  • discuss student progress with parents or guardians
  • participate in community and family support programs.

Considerations

  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

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$1,488 / week
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Very strong

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