Working as an early childhood education teacher

An early childhood education teacher (formerly a kindergarten teacher or daycare teacher) is primarily responsible for the education and teaching of children, as well as planning and evaluating the activities of the children in their group.

The early childhood education teacher is also responsible for preparing and evaluating children’s personal early childhood education plans together with other adults in the kindergarten and the child’s guardians.

In preschool education, the early childhood education teacher is responsible for implementing preschool education and preparing and evaluating a child-specific preschool curriculum together with the child’s guardians.

In practice, the work includes guiding dining and outdoor activities as well as music, sports and play activities, reading and learning trips. Children in a teacher’s responsibility are 3–6-year-olds, including pre-school education for 6-year-olds. An early childhood education teacher is required to have solid expertise in a child’s upbringing, development, and learning.

An early childhood education teacher can work through Seure in public kindergartens in the capital region. Early childhood education teachers’ workplaces include daycare centres, playgrounds, and pre-school groups operating in schools.

At Seure’s discretion, students of early childhood education can have the opportunity to work as an unqualified early childhood education teacher. The requirement is to have started early childhood education teacher studies and submit an extract from the study register to Seure.

Early childhood education teacher’s salary

Our job advertisements indicate the exact salary or wages with possible bonuses. In gig work (on-demand work), wages are paid twice a month. For gig work, holiday bonus is also paid with the wages. Read more about the wages in Seure.

Suitable background, required permits and certificates

  • An early childhood education teacher’s degree or a Bachelor of Social Services degree (sosionomi), which includes 60 credits of early childhood education studies. You can also be a student of early childhood education (Bachelor of Education or Social Services)
  • Qualification and employment certificates
  • Criminal records extract