Early Childhood Education and Care Courses in Sydney

The first few years of a child’s life is the most crucial period to reach key milestones and develop new skills. Play, learning and stimulation are all vital to a child’s growth and development, and that is where early childcare educators play a significant role in nurturing these budding young minds. A career in Early Childhood Education and Care is ideal for caring, patient and positive individuals that love children.

If you are considering studying one of our early childhood education courses in preparation for a career in childcare, then our Early Childhood Education and Care short course may be the best option for you. During the course you will cover child development, safeguarding, current legislation, planning and professional development.

We offer two early childhood education and care courses:

  • CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50121 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

These courses include a mixture of theory and valuable hands-on workplace learning. First Base Training will arrange your Early Childhood Education and Care work placement at an appropriate care provider to ensure you get the skills and practice you need to work as an Early Childhood Education and care worker.

For more information about Early Childhood Education Courses Sydney or any of the First Base Early Childhood education and care courses, please get in touch and speak to us today.

Career pathway

First Base Training’s Early Childhood Education and Care qualifications prepares you to work in the following positions:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Out of School Hours Educator
  • Nanny
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does a Typical Day as a Child Care Worker Look Like?

For an early childhood educator, there’s no such thing as a typical day! Each day is as different as the next but equally as rewarding being a part of the development, learning and growth of children.

Early childhood educators interact with children ranging from the ages of 0 to 6, providing dutiful care and supervision in a variety of different settings including Long Day Care Centres, Preschools, Family Day Care, Before and After School settings, Vacation Care and more. In this profession, educators deal closely with families to ensure the best quality education and care is given so that each individual child can thrive and grow in a nurtured environment.

The types of tasks that early childhood educators may perform on any given day include:

    • Monitoring and supervising the daily routines of children
    • Implementing a high-quality education and care curriculum for children
    • Responding to children’s strengths, interests and needs and implement a planning cycle for individual children and the whole group of children
    • Food preparation
    • Communication lines with parents and families regarding daily activities

What Skills And Traits Do Child Care Workers Need?

Working as an Early Childhood Educator can be as challenging as it is rewarding – if you’re a dedicated individual interested in the development of children’s learning and capabilities, working with babies, toddlers and preschoolers can be the right choice for you.

The skills and traits required to become an educator, include:

  • Patience
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Cultural competence
  • Dedication and a passion for working with children
  • Fitness
  • Positivity
  • Capacity for teamwork
  • Effective communication skills
  • Energy and enthusiasm

If this sounds like you, then our accredited Early Childhood Education and Care courses can help you on your way in preparing for a career in childcare. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the First Base Training team should you have any questions about childcare and our child care certification courses.

Which Course is Required to Become a Child Care Worker?

Depending on the type of role you’re looking for, there is a diverse range of early childhood education courses available to you.

The minimum qualification needed to become an Early Childhood Educator is the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. This qualification reflects the role of educators in a range of early childhood education settings, operating within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and National Quality Standards. At First Base Training, we offer this childcare course in Sydney through the classroom and workplace, giving you a nationally recognised qualification for you to embark on your career with.

We also offer the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, which is a nationally recognised qualification looking at supporting educators working across a range of early childhood services. It has a strong emphasis on contemporary early childhood theories and provides you with a pathway to (and potentially credits towards) the Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education).

Please, note that the Working With Children Check (WWCC) is a requirement for anyone who works or volunteers in child-related work in NSW.

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Can a Child Care Course in Sydney Help my Career?

Most certainly, our childcare training and courses help prepare for work and career pathways towards becoming:

  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Family Day Care Educators
  • Childcare centre Directors/Managers
  • Educational Leaders
  • Assistant Directors
  • Room Leaders
  • Before and After School/Vacation Care Educators
  • Preschool Educators
  • Playgroup Leaders
  • Nannies
  • Au pairs
  • Babysitters

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Can I Receive Government Assistance for Child Care Training?

Our childcare courses in Sydney are subsidised by the NSW Government via the Smart and Skilled program.

To find out more information about our childcare courses, government subsidies or anything else, make sure to get in touch with the First Base Training team today. We are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and can help you on your way to a fulfilling career today!