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Child Care Courses in Melbourne
There has never been a better time to work in Early Years and Childcare as it is one of the fastest growing industries and there is an increasing demand for staff on all levels. So why not start with enrolling in a Child Care Course in Melbourne?
In my opinion working as a nanny, babysitter or child carer is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world! But you have to be passionate about it and love it with all your heart – otherwise the reality of long hours, little money in some cases and smelly nappies will hit you very soon.
But if you have passion, enthusiasm, and of course love working with children, this could be the career for you!
There are plenty of opportunities to gain training and qualifications, whether part time, full time, at a college or online from home.
It can be a little bit tricky to find all the appropriate information, so here is a short list of the most common child care courses in Melbourne available and where to find them:
Certificate III in Children’s Services
This course is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for the provision of care and education of infants and young children 0 - 6 years in long day care, occasional child care or kindergartens.
Diploma of Children’s Services
This course is designed to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for workers, responsible for developing and evaluating the program for infants and young children 0 - 6 years in long day care, or occasional child care. Workers at this level have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers.
Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services
This course is designed for those workers in the children’s services sector who may operate at an advanced skills level and are currently in supervisory roles, or wish to develop skills to: Work as a team leader Act as a resource for other workers Provide professional supervision of staff including volunteers Coordinate work programs Provide specialist services Manage services
Institutions that offer Child Care Courses in Melbourne:
Whilst studying you might want to get some work experience or just finance your studies!
Speed Babysitting introduces babysitters and nannies to busy parents looking for someone to care for their children. To register for free and more information check out our babysitter page!
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I have been working as a babysitter in Melbourne for years and am always on the lookout for new things to do with the bubs. The playground isn’t an option on most days with a crawling toddler in winter and the general cafe out there isn’t set up to cater for an impatient 1 year old, who doesn’t want to sit still until her nanny finishes her deserved cup of coffee.
To stop us all from getting cabin fever at home, I usually put my little girl in the pram and wonder down the road to the Family Life Home & Cafe in Prahran.
The stunning venue boasts a café, play space and events that seamlessly integrate. You can get good coffee, fresh fruit salads, great soups, pies, cupcakes and much more.
The best part is the play space for the kids! There is a large fake grass area with lots of toys and room to move around. They even have a small ‘racing track’!
So while you sit back and enjoy your coffee your bubs can safely crawl around, meet new friends and explore. There are always other babysitters and lots of families around so it is a hub to socialise and network as well.
Speed Babysitting is holding events at the Family Life Cafe once a month. So if you are trying to find a babysitter in Melbourne come along and find the perfect babysitter for your family whilst enjoying the ambience of this special cafe. For more details go to our website www.speedbabysitting.com.au.
Image by geoftherefDo you live in St Kilda and are looking for child care? Well your in luck, during August Speed Babysitting is holding two Speed Babysitting events in the area to help introduce busy parents and qualified babysitters to each other in a safe and relaxed environment. The details are:
St Kilda Speed Babysitting Events in August:
Mirka - Tolarno Hotel 42 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Melbourne $39.00 Monday 16 August 2010 7:15am - 9:00pm.
Alma Road Community House 200 Alma Road, East St Kilda, Melbourne $39.00 Tuesday 17 August 2010 7:15pm - 9:00pm.
To attend these St Kilda events you will need to register your details so we can make sure we have child care options that will meet your needs. On the night you will be able to interview several babysitters in one spot at one time, face to face, and find the right babysitter for you. Babysitters are pre interviewed, can show references, police checks and are passionate about working with children. At the end of the event you will walk away with the Speed Babysitting Resume Booklet and have your own babysitter network available next time you need someone to look after the bubs. To find out more details on how the Speed Babysitting service works head to our parents page.
Not In St Kilda:
If you don't live in St Kilda, but are also looking for child care options you can still come along. Babysitters attending our events are from all over Melbourne! So if you book a spot at one of our events outside your suburb, we can still match the babysitters to your requirements. Bookings for the event can be made online at the Speed Babysitting website. We have other events in various locations, so if you can't make these August dates in St Kilda to find child care, we have others you may be able to attend. Other Speed Babysitting nights can be found listed on the events page of our website.
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As a child care worker looking for new parents who may want your services can be a time consuming exercise. It takes time to organise a mutual time to get together and there is no guarantee that either of you are going to feel that working together will be the right match. So if you are looking for child care jobs in Melbourne and are after a fun and efficient way to do it, try coming along to one of our Speed Babysitting events.
Speed Babysitting events introduce babysitters and parents in a safe and relaxed environment. It is for anybody who is looking for a child care job, whether it be as a babysitter part time or full-time, even from as little as one hour per week. Attending one of our events is simple. Register with us and we will contact you for a short telephone interview to check your suitability and interest in working with children. If successful we will email you upcoming event dates as they come around. If you see an event that you would like to attend, you simply email us and we will book you in.
Speed Babysitting Events are free for babysitters. For further information on how our events work and how they can help you find child care jobs in Melbourne, head to our babysitters page of our website.
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It can be tough to find and then keep a good babysitter in Melbourne. You may have used the girl up the road, who's social life now takes precedence over her babysitting work! You may find a babysitter through another family, but find that she/he is never available on the nights that you need them.
If you find yourself in this position, Speed Babysitting can help you. At any of our regular Speed Babysitting events we will introduce you to multiple qualified babysitters in a safe and relaxed environment. We have upcoming events at St Kilda, Northcote and Prahran. The details of all our Speed Babysitting nights can be found listed on the events page of our website.
On the night you will be able to interview several babysitters in one spot at one time, face to face, and find the right babysitter for your family. But the best part is that you get to take home with you a Speed Babysitting Resume Booklet which will contain all the details of the babysitters you met that evening. So if you need to head out at short notice you will have a pool of babysitters to draw from to look after you little ones.
To find out further details on how the Speed Babysitting service works or to book into an event head to our parents page.