If you are applying for a Child Care Assistant or Nursery Nurse position you should make sure that you enclose a well written cover letter with your Child Care Assistant CV or resume. A great way of knowing what to include in your Child Care Assistant cover letter is to read and analyse the job advert you are replying to. Most advertised vacancies will include a job description and person specification. Make sure that you read these; that you have the skills required and that you clearly highlight them in either your cover letter or your Child Care Assistant CV / resume.
If you are sending out a speculative cover letter, find out as much as you can about the company. This can give you insight into what you can include in your cover letter.
What should your Child Care Assistant cover letter contain?
The point of a cover letter is to introduce yourself and to get the reader to look at your CV or resume. A good cover letter should grab the reader’s attention by highlighting your skills, qualities, experience and suitability for the job in 3 or 4 paragraphs. It should make the reader interested enough to read your CV / resume for more details.
Your Child Care Assistant cover letter or Nursery Nurse cover letter should give brief examples of:
- The ability to keep records on individual children, including daily observations, meals served and any medications administered.
- Observing and monitoring children’s play activities
- Teaching and supervising activities such as reading painting, drawing, handicrafts, and songs
- Experience in preparing food and serving meals and refreshments to children
- Observing and regulating rest periods.
- Knowledge of Health & Safety
Make sure your cover letter enhances your Child Care Assistant CV / resume by keeping it relevant and to the point. Check it yourself, then get someone you trust to check it again for spelling and grammar.
Free sample cover letter for a Child Care Assistant or Nursery Nurse role
40 Any Rd
Tel: 0208 888888 Mobile: 077 777777
Never Never Land
1 Any Street
Dear Mr Pan
Vacant Post of Child Care Assistant
I wish to apply for the position of Child Care Assistant as advertised in the Anytown Gazette and on The Personal Development Cafe website.
As you can see from my enclosed CV, I have considerable experience in the child care profession. For the past two years I have been employed by Anytown Nursery as a Supply Nursery Assistant and my previous posts as a Child Care Assistant have equipped me with the necessary skills and qualities required in a popular, well-regarded nursery such as Never Never Lands.
Having read the job description and person specification supplied, I am confident that I fill all the criteria required in that I am:
- Fully experienced in supervising at playtime, meal time and nap time.
- Aware of Health & Safety and equality and diversity.
- A good communicator, both written and verbal. Able to write reports.
- Reliable and dependable.
- A good team and independent worker.
I have a BTEC National Award in Health and Social Care and am convinced that I can make a positive contribution to your nursery if given the opportunity.
If you require any more information I would be happy to provide it and can be contacted either by telephone on the numbers on my CV or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am available for interviews at your convenience and hope to hear from you soon.
Before you send out your Childcare Assistant cover letter, please remember how important it is to check for grammar and punctuation. Sometimes a word transposed or omitted can have a devastating effect. Just look at some of the worst CV mistakes for examples of bad grammar and punctuation.
Once you have constructed a great Child Care Assistant CV cover letter that will impress, you can search for a job in your country or overseas, find the latest Child Care or Nursery Nurse jobs and start applying instantly by uploading your CV / resume online.
Alternatively visit great specialist websites such as Care.com for Child Care jobs and information.
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