Hunter Valley employers said they would need more childcare workers in the next two years, when surveyed for the Cessnock Skills Audit.
The Childcare industry is experiencing significant growth nationally, and Childcare Centre Manager ranks No. 1 in NSW in terms of occupations in demand, while Early Childhood Educator is ranked No.8. Both occupations require bachelor’s degree qualification. In the absence of a specific strategy, Cessnock LGA will face major challenges attracting staff in these occupations now and in the future.
Childcare Centre Manager, Early Childhood Educator
As a profession, Early Childhood Educator are predicted to experience 26.4% growth nationally over the next 5 years to 202216. Childcare Centre Manager is a progression pathway following on from Early Childhood Educator.
Read the Cessnock Skills Audit
See also: Hunter Valley Jobs of the Future