How to Hire a Child Care Worker

Does your growing business need a child care worker? A child care worker is trained in supervising children. Often, they will teach simple lessons and plan engaging activities. A child care worker will monitor children to ensure their safety and communicate with parents about questions or concerns.

Here are some tips to help you find great child care worker candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $11.09 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$24.25 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Child Care Worker?

Hiring a child care worker can be a beneficial addition for a child care facility. From help keeping play areas safe and sanitary to having an extra set of eyes during outside play, a child care worker ads value to your business.

Contributions of a great child care worker:

• Trained in safety standards for children
• Knowledgeable about developmental milestones
• Experience planning lessons

Skills to look for in a great Child Care Worker

A great child care worker candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Experience working with children
• CPR certification
• Ability to create and execute lesson plans
• Patience with children
• Open communication with parents
• Ability to multitask

Writing a Child Care Worker job description

A thoughtful description is important for attracting qualified Child Care Worker candidates. A well written Child Care Worker job description includes a compelling summary of the role, a detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and both the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Child Care Worker jobs, such as:

• Day Care Worker
• Early Childhood Teacher
•Child Care Worker (Part-Time)

Interviewing Child Care Worker candidates

Strong candidates for child care worker positions will be confident answering questions regarding

• Their method for soothing an upset child
• Previous experience in child care
• How they ensure clear communication with parents

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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