(Hiring Manager's Name)
(City, State, Zip)
Dear (Personalize Whenever Possible):
I wanted to introduce myself and inquire as to whether you had any positions available for a teaching assistant. As a newcomer to the area, I am eager to find a job that accommodates my love of children with my creativity and background in child development.
As a nanny for several families during college, I became familiar with all types of discipline and child issues and assuaged my curiosity by reading dozens of books on child care best practices so I could not only understand the family dynamic but help create a calmer environment that would allow the children to be successful. I’d like to translate that experience into a child care setting and have heard great things about Loving Child Day Care Center.
I understand the physical and emotional demands of working with children and have the perfect blend of patience, energy, compassion and responsibility, topped off with a healthy dose of silliness! In addition, I have excellent verbal, listening and written communication skills to effectively work with parents and others on the teaching team.
Another area where I excel in child development is in health and nutrition: I am eager to pass on healthy habits that include plenty of exercise and good nutrition! With my former charges, I spent plenty of time playing games outside and at the park, and cooking healthful meals and snacks – often with produce we grew in our own small garden!
I have undergone background checks and am certified in CPR.
Attached is my resume, along with numbers of two families for whom I have nannied. They can tell you in more detail how my personality makes me ideally suited to this position.
I will call you next week to see if I can visit your center for an interview and tour, or you may reach me at (phone/email).
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Plainview QLD 3117
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Greenview Childcare Centre
17 Example Street
Greenview QLD 3000
Dear Mr Fogarty
Re: Childcare Worker position
I am writing to apply for the Childcare Worker position advertised in the Greenview Telegraph on 2 November.
I have worked in a childcare centre for the last 20 months and found it a very rewarding experience. In my current job I have particularly enjoyed developing the play curriculum and planning and implementing sporting and craft activities for the children at Plainview Out Of School Hours (OOSH) Centre. Some of my successful activities have included the rotating sporting activities at the 'OOSHlympics' and the diary-making day and pottery day.
My social and friendly nature means I have a knack of connecting with children and adults from diverse backgrounds and I value the task of building community involvement, which I see as part of working in childcare. Child safety is always at the forefront of my mind and I am cool-headed in stressful situations.
I have a first aid certificate and a current Blue Card and police check. Attached please find my resume. Let me know if you need any more information.