Why complete a Children’s Services course?
Employment in children’s services is projected to increase rapidly and an unusually large number of job openings will result each year from that growth. Rising demand for child day care services driving industry growth reflects in part demographic trends. Over the same period, the number of children under age 5 is expected to increase at a faster rate than in previous years and many will continue to be raised in households with two working parents or a single working parent.
Furthermore, growing numbers of parents will hold jobs that require work during weekends, evenings and late nights. As a result, demand will grow significantly for childcare services that can provide care during not only traditional weekday hours, but non-traditional hours as well. In addition, school-aged children, who generally require child care only before and after school, increasingly are being cared for in centres. Children’s services courses range from entry level to Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services. SELMAR has children’s services courses in the following qualifications: