Child Care Worker

Nursery Worker

Minimum B.A.

Minimum 2 to 8 years of experience in relevant field

The tasks a Child Care Worker is expected to perform include:

Attending children at schools, businesses, private households and child care institutions

Performing variety of tasks such as dressing, feeding, bathing and overseeing play

Supporting children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts

Sanitising toys and playing equipment

Disciplining children and recommending or initiating other measures to control their behaviour

Identifying signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bringing them to parents' or guardians' attention

Observing and monitoring children's play activities

Maintaining records of children individually, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served and medications administered

Instructing children on health and personal habits such as eating, resting and toilet habits

Reading to children and teaching them simple painting, drawing, handicrafts and songs

Organising and participating in recreational activities such as games or other activities

Proficient in taking care of children

Equipped in keeping the surrounding clean and germ free for children

In-depth knowledge of childrens' behavioural pattern and temperament

Ability to organise and participate in activities for children

Not applicable

Good interpersonal skills



Playful predisposition


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Child care centres usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from institution to institution

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include mental stress and pain in joints, etc. if not taken care of

For candidates with experience -INR18,000 toINR27,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Sector in India

According to CII, Healthcare in India has emerged as one of the largest service sectors with estimated revenue of around US$ 30 billion constituting 5% of GDP and offering employment to around 4 million people. By 2025, Indian population will reach 1.4 billion with about 45% constituting urban adult (15 years+). To cater to this demographic change, the healthcare sector will have to be about US$ 100 billion in size contributing nearly 8 to 10% of the then GDP.Medical tourism market is valued to be worth over US$ 310 million with foreign patients coming by 100,000 every year, and the market is predicted to grow to US$ 2 billion by 2012.

The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well as private players. The Indian healthcare industry is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020.

With the growth of cr?ches and day care facilities, the demand for Child Care Workers will also rise.

Private businesses

Nursing schools

Malls and other entertainment centres

Cities and towns across India