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Child care services managers plan, direct, coordinate and evaluate the provision of care for children in before-school, after-school, vacation and day care centres and services.
Tasks include -
(a) developing and implementing programmes to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children;
(b) establishing and monitoring budgets and determining allocation of funds for staff, supplies, materials, equipment and maintenance;
(c) overseeing and coordinating the provision of care for children in before-school, after-school, day and vacation care centres;
(d) directing and supervising child carers in providing care and supervision for young children;
(e) managing physical facilities and making sure all buildings and equipment are maintained to ensure the centre is a safe area for children, staff and visitors;
(f) reviewing and interpreting government codes, and developing procedures to meet codes (e.g. concerning safety and security);
(g) monitoring children’s progress and conferring with parents or guardians;
(h) preparing and maintaining records and accounts for a child care centre;
(i) recruiting and evaluating staff and coordinating their professional development.
Example of the occupations classified here:
- Child care centre manager