11 Merchant Street
Plainview QLD 3117
M: 0411 111 111
Greenview Childcare Centre
17 Example Street
Greenview QLD 3000
Dear Mr Fogarty
Re: Childcare Worker position
I am writing to apply for the Childcare Worker position advertised in the Greenview Telegraph on 2 November.
I have worked in a childcare centre for the last 20 months and found it a very rewarding experience. In my current job I have particularly enjoyed developing the play curriculum and planning and implementing sporting and craft activities for the children at Plainview Out Of School Hours (OOSH) Centre. Some of my successful activities have included the rotating sporting activities at the 'OOSHlympics' and the diary-making day and pottery day.
My social and friendly nature means I have a knack of connecting with children and adults from diverse backgrounds and I value the task of building community involvement, which I see as part of working in childcare. Child safety is always at the forefront of my mind and I am cool-headed in stressful situations.
I have a first aid certificate and a current Blue Card and police check. Attached please find my resume. Let me know if you need any more information.
Child Care Worker Cover Letter
Child Care Workers supervise children when parents and other family members are not available. They are responsible for assisting children with basic needs as well as monitoring their emotional development. A well-written resume for Child Care Worker usually mentions the following duties and responsibilities: ensuring safety of children, changing diapers, helping children with hygiene, preparing and serving meals, supervising children during playtime, and maintaining records of children’s progress.
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Dear Ms. Sommers:
When I saw your posting in search of a new Child Care Worker, I was eager to submit my resume for your consideration. With my solid background in child care and babysitting for children of all ages—coupled with my college coursework in early education and my caring personality—I am confident that I can provide excellent child care at Blossom Daycare in this role.
My background includes excellent experience in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children ranging in age from newborn through ten years. At the YMCA of North Portland, I excelled in a three-year role providing overarching child care support in parents’ absense and acquired key skills in organizing recreational activities, preparing and serving snacks, cleaning toys, setting up special projects, and facilitating children’s social development. I have also delivered child care support to numerous families over the past twelve years in various babysitting and nannying capacities, using my patient and fun-loving nature to earn children’s and parents’ trust and build long-standing relationships. Additionally, I have key experience helping young children through separation anxiety situations, using distraction and refocussing techniques to help kids through those tough emotions.
A few highlights of my experience include:
- Teaching children about various health and personal habits, including eating, resting, and toilet training.
- Reading to children and leading them in diverse activities such as arts and crafts, songs, and outdoor play.
- Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education at Seattle City College.
- Excelling at balancing multiple tasks while demonstrating superior organization, leadership, and communication skills.
My previous child care skills and experience, along with my positive attitude and friendly personality, position me to excel in this role with Blossom Daycare. I would love the opportunity to meet with you and discuss my qualifications in more detail.
Thank you very much, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Anna D. Martinez