The average hourly pay for a Child Care / Day Care Worker in Canada is C$15.01.
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What Do Child Care / Day Care Workers Do?
A child care or day care worker is primarily responsible for watching children as they play and ensuring their safety. For each child under their care, they must make note of what activities the child engaged in on that particular day, what they ate and any other applicable information, such as when the child’s diaper was changed or what time the child received medication.
Often, a child care or day care worker helps the children under their care with life skills. They instruct the little ones …Read more
Child Care / Day Care Worker Tasks
- Provide a safe, orderly environment in which children's needs (physical, emotional, social, etc.) are met effectively.
- Maintain appropriate documentation.
- Interact with other adults, including parents and fellow child care workers, on behalf of children.
- Contribute to facility's planning and administration.
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Child Care / Day Care Worker
Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
Personal Support Worker (PSW)
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What Are Popular Skills for Child Care / Day Care Workers?
Skills in Childhood Education, Activities for Children, Oral / Verbal Communication, Curriculum Planning and Cleaning are correlated to pay that is above average.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Child Care / Day Care Workers?
An entry-level Child Care / Day Care Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$14.31 based on 31 salaries. An early career Child Care / Day Care Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$14.80 based on 204 salaries. A mid-career Child Care / Day Care Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$15.17 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Child Care / Day Care Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$16.00 based on 62 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$18.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Child Care / Day Care Worker in their job title in Montréal, Québec earn an average of 20.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (3.7% more) and Toronto, Ontario (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (16.2% less), Mississauga, Ontario (8.8% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (6.7% less).
Years of Experience
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