Job description

Job description (Certificate III intern in childcare)

  1. Participate in team meetings
  2. Supervise unstructured play
  3. Lead structured activities assigned to you by your supervisor.
  4. Follow supervision requirements
    1. Keep children happy and safe
    2. Manage any challenging behavior
    3. Handle any normal incidents
    4. Do any incident reports as needed
    5. Refer non-routine cases to your supervisor according to policy
    6. Identify non-normal behaviors and refer them to the supervisor (signs of giftedness, abuse, abnormal development, etc.)
  5. Liaise with parents and carers as necessary
  6. Take your turn on rotating tasks:
    1. Look after the font desk
    2. Oversee the babies' room
    3. Do food preparation
    4. Open up in the morning
    5. Close up at the end of the day
    6. Oversee lunch or snacks:
      • Ensure hygiene and good diet
      • Oversee serving, eating, and cleaning away.


  • When you are given a new task, ask a senior to show you how to do it.
  • Ask a senior if you get stuck.