this is my first post about becoming a childcare worker in Australia! Ive always loved children, especially toddlers, they are so genuine, so full of love and so cute! I worked in admin before and really got sick of going to work each day doing the same old thing over and over with my boss watching what I was doing, sitting down at a computer all day and generally being bored out of my mind. I looked everywhere for childcare courses, childcare training, childcare qualifications and how to become a childcare worker, eventually I found that I needed to do a Cert 3 in childcare or a Diploma in childcare, I think it used to be called a Certificate III in Childrens Services.
So... I decided to embark on a new journey in childcare. Maybe I was feeling broody, who knows but looked around and was originally going to sign up with Tafe but then when I started looking on the internet and found that the courses were way way cheaper! I after speaking to lots and lots of colleges I went with the Australian College of Teacher Aides and Childcare and enrolled in their Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Instead of speaking to a sales guy I spoke to a trainer who had been an early childhood teacher in a kindy and ran prep rooms. She was great and she even helped me prepare my CV for my placement.
I was lucky the first centre I went to offered me a job to start the next day!
Thats enough for now, but im looking forward to my next blog about my first few days in childcare!