child care worker


Child care workers provide care for children when the parents or family members are unavailable. They look after the children's basic needs and help or supervise them during play. Child care workers can work for preschools, daycare centres, childcare agencies or individual families.

Alternative label

  • day care director

  • child care director

  • day care worker

  • early childhood center director

  • nursery school worker

  • preschool worker

  • preschool director

  • child care assistant

  • nursery school manager

  • child care manager

  • day care manager

  • day care assistant

  • nursery school director

  • early childhood worker

  • early childhood assistant

  • nursery school assistant

  • early childhood center manager

  • preschool manager

  • preschool teacher

Regulatory aspect

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