Child Care Skills List for Resume

Updated on November 7, 2014

Knowing the skills needed for your dream child-care job places you in a good position to express the employers’ preferred skills effectively in your resume. A child care professional may be a teacher’s assistant, a baby sitter, an activity aide or a summer camp assistant. No matter what the role is, if it’s within the childcare industry, candidates require a specific skill set to fulfill their role optimally.

If you are planning to build a resume for a child care job it is highly advisable to go through at least 3-4 job descriptions to gauge what skills the prospective employers are looking for in the ideal candidate for the job. It is also a good idea to divide your competencies and skills into broad categories and then arrange the same in your childcare resume.

Below are some sample child care skills and how to express the same in a child care resume.

Child Care Skills List

A childcare professional is required to supervise children of various ages and must therefore possess the following minimal skills set:

Personal Care
• Practiced in feeding, bathing and clothing babies and toddlers
• Proven skills in maintaining personal hygiene among children and imparting self care skills

Activity Development and Implementation
• Extensive knowledge regarding various age specific intellectually stimulating activity development
• Creative activity designer with track record of devising interesting and productive activities for students of all ages

• Competent in general housekeeping tasks, laundry and light meal preparation
• Demonstrated ability to maintain the house in a neat, clean and orderly manner
• Profound knowledge of age specific nutritional requirements of children

• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Good listener with profound ability of building rapport with kids and their parents
• Proven ability to maintain active communication channels with the kid’s parents, teachers and guardians
• Proficient in maintaining progress records of children

• Proven ability to handle inter child conflicts through effective intervening
• Effective in teaching the children basic personal safety and self support skills
• Expert in offering emotional support to children in stress

• Vigilant and agile individual, competent in supervising kids while they play or study
• Well practiced in accompanying students to park and social visits
• Effective in helping children with their homework and reinforcing the curriculum

Time Management
• Full command on managing time effectively and following preset timetable
• Flexible person with ability to adapt to necessary last minute changes in daily schedule

Needs Assessment
• Profound acumen in changing psycho-social, physical and cognitive developmental needs of children as they grow