Early Childhood Teacher

Early Childhood Teacher

Early Childhood Teachers teach the basics of numeracy, literacy, music, and art to early childhood (pre-primary) students and assist with students' social, intellectual, emotional, and physical development.

The average salary of an Early Childhood Teacher is $57,034 per annum.

Salary range
Average salary $57,034
salary range
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Projected job growth
27% by 2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as an Early Childhood Teacher are:
NSW 37.2%
VIC 30.9%
QLD 15.6%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for an Early Childhood Teacher are:
  • Alert, observant and active
  • Able to use judgement and initiative
  • Willing to accept responsibility
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to relate well to children and their parents
  • Patient
  • Able to lift children and equipment
Source: myfuture.edu.au
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Learn the skills you'll need to work in children's services, from kindergartens to family day care centres.