Career Advice

New Requirements to Work in Childcare

You may be interested in working in childcare if you're good with children and have kids of your own. However, you need to be aware of the requirements that a prospective employer may have. To be eligible to work with children, you may need to have:

A Clean Criminal History

You'll most likely need to have a clean criminal history to be considered to work with children. Childcare centres have had these requirements for many years. Some of them may be lenient if your record is from your childhood. Other centres may want you to have a perfectly clean past. Consider this factor before you send CVs for such jobs.

Job References

You may also have to provide a prospective employer with several job references. They might want to know a bit more about your work ethic and reliability. It's good to have the contact information of two to three people so that your prospective employers can call them if they need to ask a few questions. Ensure that the information you provide the employer is up-to-date. You should provide them with a phone number or email address at which they can easily reach the other person.

A Certain Vaccination

With all the frightening pandemic situations of late, many prospective employers in the childcare field might ask you to get certain vaccinations before you can work around children. This may be non-negotiable for the prospective employer. Therefore, you'll have to consider where you stand on the matter and make the best choice for yourself and your career.

You should be able to find a suitable childcare position quickly if you meet the above-mentioned qualifications. Childcare may not be the field for you if you don't. In that case, you should steer your job search in another direction to find something more suitable for yourself.

Employment Hunter 18 October , 2021