Sorry for the very blunt question.... but i have a real interest in child care and not sure how else to find out if it's a worthwhile industry to get into (pay wise) without asking the childcare workers at DS's childcare.. but i feel a bit rude asking them ...
After i finish mat leave with my current pregnancy, i have sworn I will not be returning back to my current horrid call center job. I have been there for 4.5 years and I am done.
Unfortunately I will have to return to some kind of work... and i really need it to be something i enjoy this time. I adore kids, but sadly with all our bills etc something that pays reasonable is required. My current job actually pays quite well... it's just too painful now.
So if anyone could shed some light on the child care industry I would be soooo grateful! As i am considering starting a online child care course to mainly do while I am on mat leave, but ill have to start saving up for it now.
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26-03-2014 14:48 #1
Do child care workers get paid well?
26-03-2014 14:54 #2
As a 21yo who was studying cert 3 in childcare and was working as an assistant, I was getting $12 an hour. (6y ago)
26-03-2014 14:56 #3
And once qualified, did it go up to a normal wage?
26-03-2014 15:03 #4
I'm not in the industry but have been told by a friend it's only $19 something an hour. She has a cert. 3 in childcare.
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26-03-2014 15:27 #6
I was offered 'above award wages' $18 an hour a few months ago. I turned it down as I would only be $140 in front a week after paying fkr my own children to attend before and after school care and 1 in fulltime care. That was after ccb and ccr. Not including fuel and me probably buying more convienece food.
Oh that $140 a week wasnt even based on that hourly rate. I have my cert 4 and 7 years experience. That would of been on the top award rate for a diploma qualified worker on the top tier of years worked. I was planning on doing my diploma at the time. Glad I didn't waste my time!
26-03-2014 15:29 #7
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26-03-2014 15:33 #8Senior Member
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My sister works for good start and is diploma qualified. She is on $24 an hour.
26-03-2014 15:38 #9
Childcare workers pay is pitiful.
26-03-2014 16:21 #10
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