Home child care providers

Home child care providers

NOC
4411

Care for children on an ongoing or short-term basis. They care for the well-being and physical and social development of children, assist parents with child care and may assist with household duties.

Quick facts

3-Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3-Year Job Openings

229
 

Median Hourly Wage

$15.00
$12.50
Low
$18.00
High

Median Salary

$9,048
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

2,247
 

% Working Full Time

71%
 

% Working Full Year

60%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Home child care providers care for children on an ongoing or short-term basis. They care for the well-being and physical and social development of children, assist parents with child care and may assist with household duties. They provide care primarily in their own homes or in the children's homes, where they may also reside. They are employed by private households and child-care agencies, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

Home child care providers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Supervise and care for children in employer's or own residence
  • Bathe, dress and feed infants and children
  • Prepare formulas and change diapers for infants
  • Plan, prepare and serve meals for children and may perform other housekeeping duties
  • Oversee children's activities, such as meals and rest periods, as instructed by employer
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment in the home
  • Instruct children in personal hygiene
  • Tend to the emotional well-being of children and support their social development
  • Discipline children according to the methods requested by the parents
  • Provide age-appropriate educational training through organized activities such as games, crafts, reading and outings
  • Take children to and from school and appointments
  • May be required to keep records of daily activities and health information regarding each child.

Foster parents perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Care for foster children, usually on an emergency or temporary basis, as a primary guardian under general direction of foster parent agency
  • Consult foster parent agency supervisors for advice and when problems arise
  • Administer foster care programs for foster children, as directed by foster parent agency social workers.

Also Known As

  • babysitter
  • child care live-in caregiver
  • child care provider - private home
  • nanny
  • parent's helper
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • Home child care providers, parent's helpers and foster parents may require completion of a training program in child care or a related field.
  • Child care or household management experience may be required.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform work is usually required.
  • First aid certification and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training may be required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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98.8%
Female
1.2%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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12.7%
15-24
16.0%
25-34
27.7%
35-44
22.0%
45-54
17.5%
55-64
4.2%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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15.1%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
42.5%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
5.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
27.7%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
9.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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75.0%
Health care and social assistance
24.4%
Other services (except public administration)
0.6%
Arts, entertainment and recreation
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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9.90%
Northeast
28.50%
Southeast
28.20%
Southwest
23.10%
Central
10.20%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$11,026
Northeast
$13,760
Southeast
$12,165
Southwest
$8,841
Central
$7,023
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
No Data Available

Southwest

$15.00
$12.50
Low
$18.00
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$9,048

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$14,535

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$9,048

Newfoundland

$9,009

Prince Edward Island

$7,103

Nova Scotia

$7,698

Canada

$12,688
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3-Year

229
 

New Jobs: 3-Year

11
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3-Year

216
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10-Year

761
 

New Jobs: 10-Year

43
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10-Year

718