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Child Care Workers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Child Care Workers provide care and supervision for children in child care centres. They are responsible for prepare materials and activities to educate children, playing games with children, disciplining children, preparing refreshments to children, assisting and instructing children to eat their own, monitoring children's progress and behaviours to identify signs of emotional or development problems, performing administrative tasks.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Trade Specific Competencies

Child care knowledge and skills

Child Care Workers must apply child care expertise and skills to take care of children so that they can get good development in health, intelligence, emotions and language.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • usually have secondary 5 or above education level; completion of approved child care training course

Professional qualification

  • must be registered Child Care Workers (You may visit Education Bureau website for registration details)

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $10,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Child Care Workers generally work in child care centres. They work shifts when necessary. They may work full time or part time.


  • Baby bottles
  • Climbing structures for toddlers
  • Educational toys
  • Strollers

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