Childcare Worker : A Nanny

By Danielle Watkins, 1A, 2/10/14

What does a Childcare Worker Do & Where Do They Do it In ?

Childcare workers care for children when parents and other family members are unavailable at the moment of time. They care for children’s basic needs, such as bathing and feeding. In addition, some help children prepare for kindergarten or help older children with homework. Others may also even take them on social events and put them to bed if reccomended.

Childcare workers care for children in childcare centers, in their own home, or the in homes of the children in their care. Many work full time, but part-time work and irregular hours are also common.

How do you becaome a nanny ? What are the requirements ?

Education and training requirements vary by setting depending on state, and employer. They may range from less than a high school diploma to an early childhood education certification.

How much would a nanny get paid ?

The median hourly wage for childcare workers was $9.38 per hour.

Job Outlook

Employment of childcare workers is projected to grow 14 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is expected due to increases in the number of children who require childcare and continued demand for preschool programs.

Similar Occupations

These Include:

-Kindergarden & Elementary School Teachers

-Preschool & Childcare Center Directors

-Special Education Teachers

-Teacher Assistants