A Child Care Assistant earns an average wage of C$12.32 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$17,924 - C$31,500
C$20K
MEDIAN: C$20,400
50%
C$10.79 - C$15.51
C$11
C$12
C$16
MEDIAN: C$12.25
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$32K
Salary C$20,400
Bonus C$900
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$22,295 - C$32,431
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5
Hourly Data C$0C$18
Hourly Rate C$10.79 - C$15.51
Hourly Tips C$0.15
Overtime C$18.61
Annual Data C$0C$32K
Bonus C$900
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$22,295 - C$32,431
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 135

Job Description for Child Care Assistant

Child care assistants provide oversight to children staying in a child care facility. They assist the primary child care teacher, helping promote the curriculum and work directly with children. Each day, these assistants may work individually with specific children or help the group as a whole (depending on the needs of the classroom). They report to the primary childcare teacher and are responsible for adhering to the local, state, and federal laws governing childcare. Typically, a child care assistant works in an indoor classroom environment, although there are often some outdoor activities. The specific duties required on a day-to-day basis vary by employer, size of the class, and different needs of the children. Generally, the child care assistant must help create an environment that promotes healthy growth and leads to positive development.

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Child Care Assistant Tasks

  • Assist child care leads with activities and daily supervision of children.
  • Communicate concerns, problems and needs to supervisor.
  • Clean and organize facility.
  • Prepare and disseminate activity and lesson materials and supplies.

Child Care Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$25,566

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Child Care Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Child Care Assistant?

Child Care Assistant in Calgary:
Pros: Being Creative, and using art to connect to people, teaching,
Cons: Dealing with difficult behaviour, Dealing with difficult people, limited hours, limited breaks or vacation,

Key Stats for Child Care Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Child Care Assistant Salaries

▲12%

▲8%

National Average
C$26,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 45%