Child care workers

Child-care workers provide care and supervision for children in residential homes and in before-school, after-school, vacation and day care centres.


  • (a) assisting children to wash, dress and feed themselves
  • (b) taking children to and from school or outdoors for recreation
  • (c) playing games with children, or entertaining them by reading or storytelling
  • (d) assisting in the preparation of materials and equipment for children's education and recreational activities
  • (e) managing children's behaviour and guiding their social development
  • (f) disciplining children and recommending or initiating other measures to control behaviour, such as caring for own clothing and picking up toys and books
  • (g) observing and monitoring children's play activities
  • (h) keeping records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered
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