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

Daycare attendant - 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 attendant earn

A Daycare attendant 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 attendant

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 attendant

Middle level teachers in early childhood education must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Daycare attendant 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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