If you are planning a career in childcare, becoming a nursing assistant can be an important step. While it may not be necessary for a position as an aide in a daycare, it could get you a better salary in that same position.
While an aide may get minimum wage at the daycare, a certified nursing assistant salary starts at about $9.00 per hour.
Training for nursing assistants is available at community colleges and healthcare facilities. The Red Cross also offers first aid courses that incorporate childcare training. The opportunities for advancement are available. While most have a fee associated with them, some organizations will offer minimal classes at no charge to participants. These offers vary from place to place and it will be necessary to do an online search for organizations in your area that may offer training.
Any further education opportunities can also be taken advantage of and will allow the assistant to be better educated in the child care field. These educational opportunities are well received by potential employers. It will give the parents of the child the feeling that their precious children are in good hands.