Begin career in Childcare without experience

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KarenD
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Begin career in Childcare without experience

Post by KarenD » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:28 am

Hi! I just moved to Australia, and want to begin my career in Childcare here. I have a Bachelor of Education but have no experience. Can you advise me what should I do first?


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Lorina
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Re: Begin career in Childcare without experience

Post by Lorina » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:46 am

Did you get your Bachelor of Education from Australia or overseas? If you did get your qualification from overseas you will need to get it assessed by ACECQA to make sure that it is recognised.

I think the best way to start is to work casually so you can get an idea of what is required, how you are to interact with educators and children etc, how to set up experiences etc.

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Re: Begin career in Childcare without experience

Post by KarenD » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:21 am

Thanks for your reply, Lorina! I'm from the US. I'll take your advice. :)

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Re: Begin career in Childcare without experience

Post by sud17 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:39 pm

Did you gain any experience working with children whilst completing your bachelor of education? Make sure to add these to your resume and apply for every centre in your area that you can. This is how I got a job even with minimal experience working with children of actual childcare age (I had more experience with 6-9 year olds) :)

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