Daycare assistant - Salary and Career
Middle level teachers in early childhood education

Daycare assistant - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They teach and care for students from zero to six years old, guide the construction of knowledge, develop pedagogical projects, plan didactic actions and evaluate student performance. They prepare pedagogical material, organize the work. In the development of activities, they mobilize a set of communicative skills.

How much does an Daycare assistant earn

A Daycare assistant earns between $1.125 and $2.973 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.528 and a median salary of $1.360 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 85.121 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Daycare assistant

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.528 18.334 382 8
1º Quartile 1.125 13.495 281 6
Median Salary 1.360 16.320 340 7
3º Quartile 2.268 27.212 567 11
Higher Salary 2.973 35.682 743 15

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • lay and mid-level teachers
      • high school teachers in early childhood education, elementary school and vocational training
        • middle level teachers in early childhood education

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Main workplaces

Middle level teachers in early childhood education they work in educational institutions in the public and private spheres. They work individually, with permanent supervision, indoors and outdoors, during the day.

What does it take to work in the field of Middle level teachers in early childhood education

For middle school teachers in early childhood education, high school education is required, plus a technical training course for teaching. For the occupation of child development assistant, complete high school education is desirable, with on-the-job learning, under the guidance of the school team.

Functions and activities of Daycare assistant

Middle level teachers in early childhood education must:

  • guiding knowledge construction;
  • organizing the work;
  • guide knowledge construction;
  • prepare teaching material;
  • teach students;
  • orienting knowledge construction;
  • communicate;
  • organizing work;
  • organize work;
  • look after students;
  • guide the construction of knowledge;
  • plan didactic actions;
  • knowledge building guide;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • planning didactic actions;
  • prepare pedagogical material;
  • evaluate student performance;
  • elaborate pedagogical projects;
  • caring for students;

  • Activities

    • visit places for extracurricular events;
    • organize spaces in general;
    • organizing school events;
    • fill in class diary;
    • participate in professional qualification events;
    • guiding personal hygiene;
    • supervising recreation;
    • assist students in placing garments;
    • build links;
    • clean material;
    • demonstrate observation skills;
    • participating in the preparation of the school calendar;
    • write letters and numbers;
    • show patience;
    • develop activities with it;
    • make pedagogical material;
    • restructuring strategies;
    • participate in the parent-teacher association;
    • specify teaching-learning materials;
    • create games and games;
    • evaluate student activities;
    • observe motor development;
    • define assessment methods;
    • fill in evaluation forms;
    • develop motor skills;
    • identify pedagogical material;
    • play with students;
    • elaborate schedule;
    • sing songs;
    • plan the lesson plan;
    • call parents and guardians;
    • clean classroom and furniture;
    • talk to students (conversation wheel);
    • changing students clothing;
    • demonstrate self-control;
    • self-evaluate;
    • organizing extracurricular events;
    • debate the project with direction and coordination;
    • observe the language;
    • elaborate stories with students;
    • demonstrate sensitivity;
    • storytelling;
    • assist students in putting on garments;
    • analyze student and community needs;
    • organize pedagogical material;
    • supervise sleep and rest time;
    • changing student clothing;
    • determine project parameters;
    • organize classroom;
    • check student records;
    • forward students to other professionals;
    • introduce school rules;
    • correct activities;
    • discuss lesson plan with coordination and direction;
    • draw;
    • serve as a conduct reference;
    • comment movies;
    • show movies;
    • meeting with coordination and direction;
    • request pedagogical material;
    • work as a team;
    • organize space for sleep and rest;
    • working with students' difficulties and potential;
    • participate in boards;
    • register observations;
    • guide design activities;
    • teach cooking;
    • accompanying students to extracurricular events;
    • define work technique (strategies);
    • supervising meals;
    • paste materials;
    • demonstrate versatility;
    • define didactic action objectives;
    • select didactic material;
    • create room for play;
    • fill out agenda;
    • update yourself;
    • model dough and clay;
    • prepare reports;
    • bathing students;
    • organize student activity folders;
    • serving students with food;
    • restructure strategies;
    • build rules with students;
    • select extracurricular activities and events;
    • presenting a project to students;
    • guide material handling (scissors, pencils, etc.);
    • read texts;
    • presenting project to students;
    • explain proposed activities;
    • investigate student interest;
    • changing bedding;
    • observing toy hygiene;
    • accompanying students in extracurricular courses;
    • paint;
    • developing emotional capabilities;
    • sanitize toys;
    • changing students diapers;
    • define evaluation methods;
    • observe socialization;
    • interact with the community;
    • show films;
    • develop artistic activities;
    • discuss project results;
    • guiding artistic activities;
    • debate project with direction and coordination;
    • demonstrate affection;
    • cut materials;
    • define pedagogical activities;
    • demonstrate a sense of organization;
    • meet with parents and guardians;
    • define pedagogical content of knowledge areas;
    • participate in time setting;
    • use scrap;
    • feeding students;
    • overcoming adverse situations;
    • observing the general condition of students (hygiene, health, etc.);
    • participate in councils;
    • manage a circulating library;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • buy pedagogical material;
    • developing intellectual capabilities;
    • dramatize stories and songs;
    • recycle material;
    • participate in meetings with other school professionals;
    • modeling dough and clay;
    • guide activities with games and toys;
    • supervise student entry and exit;
    • search for available materials and resources;
    • observe logical reasoning;

    Sectors that hire Daycare assistant the most in the job market

    • child education - day care
    • child education - pre-school
    • elementary school
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • general public administration
    • welfare services without accommodation
    • high school
    • associative activities
    • support activities for education
    • other teaching activities

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