Quality child care should support a child's emotional, social, intellectual and physical well being.
Communication skills. Childcare workers must be able to talk with parents and colleagues about the progress of the children in their care. They need both good speaking skills to provide this information effectively and good listening skills to understand parents’ instructions.
Good judgment is necessary for childcare workers so they can respond to emergencies or difficult situations.
Child Care workers need to be able to explain things in terms young children can understand.
Child Care workers need to work well with people to develop good relationships with parents, children, and colleagues.
Working with children can be frustrating, so childcare workers need to be able to respond to overwhelming and difficult situations calmly.
Working with children can be physically taxing, so childcare workers should have a lot of energy.