5311-Child care workers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Child care workers
ISCO Code: 
Job Description: 
Child-care workers provide care and supervision for children in residential homes and in before-school, after- school, vacation and day care centres.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) assisting children to wash, dress and feed themselves
  • (b) taking children to and from school or outdoors for recreation
  • (c) playing games with children, or entertaining them by reading or storytelling
  • (d) assisting in the preparation of materials and equipment for children's education and recreational activities
  • (e) managing children's behaviour and guiding their social development
  • (f) disciplining children and recommending or initiating other measures to control behaviour, such as caring for own clothing and picking up toys and books
  • (g) observing and monitoring children's play activities
  • (h) keeping records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Baby-sitter
- Child care worker
- Creche ayah
- Family day care worker
- Nanny
- Out of school hours care worker


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
Early childhood educator - 2342

Careers Indian Standards: 
Careers ( Pakistan Standards): 
Careers (Singapore Standards):