To succeed in landing a job it is crucial to develop a respectable childcare educator resume. Childcare education is a very competitive industry and qualifications alone may not be enough to secure a rewarding position. One of the key tools that will help you stand out from the crowd and create the opportunities to secure your dream childcare position is a comprehensive but concise Childcare CV that makes any potential employer eager to employ you.
A resume is a short document that details your relevant skills, experience and suitability for a specific position that you are applying for. Its sole purpose is to create sufficient interest from the employer for them to invite you to a job interview.
The key elements of a good resume are that it is well presented, details your abilities and experience and gives the reader (employer) a sense of confidence in your ability to perform the role that they need.
It is important that you structure your resume to reflect your own experience and highlight your strengths. Any relevant experience is better than no experience at all. If you are new to the industry, consider related roles like babysitting that can be listed to highlight your abilities with children. Naturally, if you are an experienced childcare worker, you need to structure your resume accordingly to highlight your experience, achievements and strengths.
A childcare educator resume would include the following key details:
Unless a job advertisement specifically states that no cover letter is required, you should always submit a cover letter with your resume.
When applying for an advertised position the cover letter should include
The cover letter should conclude with “I have attached a copy of my resume for your consideration and look forward to discussing this further with you” or something similar.
If you are submitting your resume “cold” the cover letter should take a slightly different tone as you are not applying for a specific job. The letter should include the following:
The key point is that your CV should be easy to read and look professional. There are plenty of easy to use sample CV’s available.
Key points to remember are to carefully check the spelling and to include page numbers. Including a photograph is optional but careful consideration should be given to the impression that the photograph creates.
Address: 12 Smith St Collingwood |Tel 0498763452
Professional childcare educator committed to inspiring and teaching children to be positive, patient and respectful.
I have extensive experience as a childcare educator with a positive can do mentality and a strong drive to succeed.
Masters in Early Childcare and education.
Deakin University, Geelong
Rowville early educator centre
===> established and maintained safe place for children
===> provided instruction for children on health and personal hygiene including eating, resting and using the toilet
===> positively reinforced good behaviour
===> allowed for sufficient recreation time
===> individually engaged with children pleasantly and courteously
===> efficiently addressed behavioural and learning issues with parents
===> built constructive relationships with families
Skills and Qualities:
===> Excellent communication skills
===> Relate well to children
===> Attentive to behavioural issues
===> Team oriented
===> St Johns First Aid Certificate
===> Working with Children Certificate